"In the beginning God..." Genesis 1:1

Every move of your life ought to have God at the front of it. Your home and family, church, career and every decision of the day. Let Heritage Baptist Church help you to put God at the beginning.

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Jeff and Donna Jones came to Columbus with a burden to begin a New Testament Baptist Church. They both were reached for Christ through the bus ministry. Donna was picked up by the Glen Iris Baptist Church and Dr. Jack LeGrand was her pastor for many years in Birmingham, AL. Jeff was reached by the Dupont Baptist Church,while Dr. Dave Mitchell was the pastor in Dupont, IN. After visiting Glen Iris for about a year, Donna walked the aisle and trusted the Lord Jesus Christ as her Savior. Jeff put his faith in Christ at a summer camp in 1975.                      

      While attending Tennessee Temple University, Jeff met Donna and four years later they were married. There at college, he answered the call to preach 30 years ago at the Highland Park Baptist Church, when Dr. Lee Roberson was his pastor. He has been the pastor of the Cornerstone Baptist Church in Hanover, IN, and started two Independent Baptist Churches. (He spent 14 years on the staff at Hanover, the last 7 as the pastor.) Their first church plant was in North Vernon, IN (Harvest Baptist Church) and the next was in the Auburn area of Alabama (Heritage Baptist Church).

     The Jones' have two sons, Jeremy and Brett. Jeremy finished his B. S. in Criminal Justice at Pensacola Christian College in 2010. Jeremy and his wife Rachel serve the Lord at Heritage and he is a police officer for the Columbus Police Dept. They have one son, Miles. Brett and his wife Kelsey live in Powell, TN while he finishes schooling at The Crown College of the Bible. They have a burden for world evenagelism and have two children, Azlynn and Lincoln.