get to know the Todd Jones Family

Morningside has a rich music legacy. We are thankful for Pastor Larry Carrier who faithfully served and grew the music ministries here for 28 years.

At this time, Pastor Crockett has asked Pastor Todd Jones to pray about becoming Morningside's next part-time Music Pastor.

Pastor Todd Jones and his wife Lorna have three daughters and a son. Their oldest daughter, Evelyn, is 6 years old. She is in Katie Klipp's first grade class. Their second, Colleen, is 4 years old. Their third daughter Audrey, is 2 years old. And their son Phillip is just 7 months old.

Lorna grew up here in Greenville. Her grandfather, Gene Fisher, of the BJU history faculty went to be with the Lord in October.

Her father, David Fisher, serves as the vice-provost at BJU. Her uncle, Tim Fisher, has been the music pastor at Faith in Taylors for many years.

Pastor Jones has received significant training (see below) in music (Master of Music in Church Music from Bob Jones University; PhD in Music from University of Kentucky, in progress) and in ministry (Master of Divinity from Bob Jones University).

Pastor Jones has also served for the last 12 years as a music director and music pastor in churches in Tennessee and Kentucky.

EDUCATION

PhD, Musicology, University of Kentucky (Lexington, KY), expected 2017

Colleen Jones, 4 years old

Colleen Jones, 4 years old

Dissertation: “American Genteel: Lowell Mason and the Boston Handel and Haydn Society, 1815–45” (working title)

MDiv, Bob Jones University (Greenville, SC), 2010

MMus, Church Music, Bob Jones University, 2007

BA, History, Bob Jones University, 2004, cum laude

 

MINISTRY EXPERIENCE

2014–16          Assistant pastor, Stanley Heights Baptist Church (East Ridge, TN)

Pastor Jones' farewell service with Pastor Brent Baughman at Stanley Heights Baptist Church in East Ridge, TN

Pastor Jones' farewell service with Pastor Brent Baughman at Stanley Heights Baptist Church in East Ridge, TN

Provided administrative and pastoral leadership for several church programs, including congregational, choral, vocal, and instrumental music; coordinated seasonal programs and provided basic class instruction in trumpet

 

2011–14          Volunteer music director, Madison Baptist Church (Richmond, KY)

Led congregational singing and children’s choir and directed seasonal programs

2004–10          Music director, Boones Creek Bible Church (Johnson City, TN)

Led congregational singing, directed church choir and seasonal programs, and organized performances 

 

Other Experience

2016–  Assistant professor, Bob Jones University

Pastor Jones holding their youngest, Phillip, with Pastor Dale Cunningham off Boones Creek Bible Church in Johnson City, TN.

Pastor Jones holding their youngest, Phillip, with Pastor Dale Cunningham off Boones Creek Bible Church in Johnson City, TN.

Teaching courses in music history and literature, voice, and music theory

 

2010–14 Instructor, University of Kentucky School of Music

Taught two sections per semester of the general education course Introduction to Music, either in situ or via distance learning

 

2006–10         Staff editor, Bob Jones University Press (Greenville, SC)

Prepared religion and theology manuscripts for publication

 

AWARDS AND HONORS

Bob Jones University

2004               Who’s Who Among Students at American Colleges and Universities

Evelyn Jones, 6 years old, is in Katie Klipp's first grade class

Evelyn Jones, 6 years old, is in Katie Klipp's first grade class

2003               Winner, Men’s Voice Contest, Bob Jones University

2001                Scholastic Bowl Competition, First-Place Team

2000               Scholastic Bowl Competition, First-Place Team

 

PERFORMANCE EXPERIENCE

University of Kentucky Opera Theatre

            2012                One of three singers cast for title role in The Phantom of the Opera

 

Bob Jones University

            Faculty Men’s Chorus

            Baritone, 2016–

Opera Association

2010                Appeared as “Abimelech” in Samson et Dalilä

Audry Jones, 2 years old

Audry Jones, 2 years old

2006                Understudy for the title role in Mefistofele

2001                Appeared as “Angelotti” and understudy for “Sacristan” in Tosca

2000                Member of chorus in Aïda

            Chamber Singers

Bass, 2005

            University Chorale

Bass, 1999–2005