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Melinda Campbell Jones
Our Associate Pastor, Melinda Jones has a BA from American University and a M.Div. from Candler School of Theology, Emory University. She served as senior pastor of two churches, and as associate pastor of five churches before coming to Hamilton Mill UMC. Melinda has also been appointed to ministries with victims of crime, and with persons and families suffering from addiction.
Melinda and her husband Rev. Hal Jones, have two sons and a daughter-in-law, Steven, married to Reesey; and Jeff. The Jones family joined our HMUMC church family in June 2016.
Q&A with our Associate Pastor
What do you believe God has called you to do here at HMUMC?
“I believe God has sent me to join with God’s people – laity, pastors, and staff – already engaged in God’s work at Hamilton Mill UMC. As I discover what God is doing here, I will learn how and where I can strengthen the Body of Christ (Romans 12:3-13) as I use the knowledge, abilities, and experience God has given me for ministry. God always knows more than I do about the unfolding future, and I trust him to reveal more day by day!”
What is your vision for your position?
“My vision is one of opening doors as people come to HMUMC to be nurtured and challenged in their faith and discipleship. These doors may lead people into small groups, missions, Bible study, prayer, spiritual growth, personal healing, and many other practices and blessings of Christ-centered life. Ultimately, they lead to a deeper relationship with Jesus Christ and committed discipleship in and through the Church, the Body of Christ.”
Where would you like to see your ministry in 5 years?
“In five years I hope to see the ministry of inclusion of people in the Body of Christ and the spiritual formation of all members even more deeply rooted and flourishing than it is today. I pray for more and more people to know the long-term joy and peace that come from loving Christ and loving one another in service that issues from committed faith.”
Where are you praying for people to help?
“I am praying for people to help mein ministry here in a variety of ways – from helping me learn names and faces, to sharing with me how you think I can help in ministry here, to praying for me, and more!”