Jeff Jones grew up in Huntsville, Alabama, home of the US Space and Rocket Museum, Marshall Space Flight Center and Redstone Arsenal. He attended Southeastern Bible College in Birmingham, Alabama and Dallas Theological Seminary. Jeff served as an intern with Fellowship Bible Church North (now known as Chase Oaks Church). In May of 1993, Jeff graduated from Dallas Theological Seminary.
Shortly after graduation Jeff and Christy moved and eventually headed north to Alexandria, Minnesota. They served on staff at a fast-growing church plant that wanted Jeff to bring some of the Fellowship concepts of small groups and leadership development. Jeff and Christy stayed there until the fall of 1994, when Gene Getz (then senior pastor) and Bruce Miller (then Associate Pastor) invited Jeff to come back to Fellowship to work in adult education and help launch the Center for Church-Based Training, an organization that helps churches around the world disciple believers and develop leaders. Jeff worked with a team of people to write, edit and field test the Discovery Series, a spiritual growth curriculum that hundreds of churches are now using across the country. He also led an internship program and helped build a leadership development strategy for leaders at Fellowship. During that time period, Jeff became part of the SALT team or management team of the church. Jeff was officially installed as new Senior Pastor on the weekend of January 9/11, 2004.
Jeff's passion is seeing Chase Oaks continue to be all that God has called it to be: a fully-functioning church that aggressively shines Christ's light to the community and equips believers to fulfill God's calling in their lives.