William H. Jones

 William H. Jones

Address7435 Monticello Road
Columbia, SC 29203

President, Columbia Biblical Seminary & School of Missions, Columbia International University

B.S., Georgia Institute of Technolog, 1976
D.Min., Columbia Biblical Theological Seminary & School of Missions, 1991
D.Min., Gordon Conwell Seminary, 1997

Dr. William H. Jones serves as the sixth president of Columbia International University which educates people from a biblical worldview to impact the nations with the message of Christ. To this end CIU has over 16,000 alumni ministering in 130 countries around the world. As president, Jones practices servant leadership as he leads the faculty and staff as they focus on providing all students at all levels with academic excellence, character formation and the ministry skills to make a difference for Christ wherever the graduates go in the world. He also works to enhance a campus environment that reinforces the Christian values that parents desire for their young people. Jones believes that CIU, with its alumni, faculty, staff and students in K4 through the doctoral program, when joined with its radio broadcast ministry, is uniquely positioned to impact the world for Christ.

Jones moved into this role after serving 12 months as CIU’s provost and senior vice president for academic affairs. As president, He will continue teaching evangelism and missions as he has for the past 18 years. During these years at CIU, Jones launched the Youth Ministries major in the undergrad and the M. A. in Leadership for Evangelism and Mobilization in the Seminary.

Jones graduated summa cum laude with a chemistry degree from Georgia Institute of Technology and holds earned doctorates from both Columbia Biblical Theological Seminary and Gordon Conwell Seminary.

While a college student, he served as a campus director for Youth for Christ in Atlanta, Georgia from 1974-76. After graduating from college, he served at two churches, first as a student pastor in Florida from 1976-1983, and then from 1983-1987 as a minister of evangelism and college students in Atlanta, Georgia.

In August 1987, he co-founded Crossover Communications International and continues to serve as its president. Crossover, a missions agency working in thirteen countries, multiplies church planters to plant multiplying churches among the least reached people groups of the world. To date, Crossover has launched over 100 new churches.

In 1979, he married Debby Jones who holds a Masters in Christian Education degree from CIU. She speaks at women’s conferences and coauthored a book on ten character qualities of a godly woman titled Lady in Waiting. Bill and Debby have four grown children.

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