William H. Jones
B.S., Georgia Institute of Technology; Certificate in Theology, Western Conservative Baptist Seminary; D.Min., Columbia Biblical Seminary & Graduate School of Missions; D.Min., Gordon-Conwell Seminary
Dr. Bill 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 date, CIU has over 17,000 alumni ministering in over 150 countries around the world.
Additionally, Jones serves as chair of the International Leadership Team of Crossover Communications International, an organization he cofounded in 1987. Crossover works to plant churches in 20 countries.
A passionate communicator, Jones has spoken to thousands of people around the world. He has also authored several books including, Putting Together the Puzzle of the Old Testament and Putting Together the Puzzle of the New Testament.
Jones graduated summa cum laude with a chemistry degree from Georgia Institute of Technology and holds earned doctorates from both Columbia Biblical Seminary & School of Missions (now Columbia International University Seminary & School of Ministry) and Gordon-Conwell seminary.
In 1979, he married Debby Jones who holds a master's degree in Christian Education from CIU. She speaks at women's conferences and coauthored a book on 10 character qualities titled Lady in Waiting. Bill and Debby have four grown children.
- B.S., 1976, Georgia Institute of Technology
- D.Min., 1991, Columbia Biblical Seminary & School of Missions
- D.Min., 1997, Gordon-Conwell Seminary
- Club Director, 1974-76, Youth for Christ/Campus Life, Atlanta, GA
- Youth Pastor, 1977-83, Park Avenue Baptist Church, Titusville, FL
- Minister of Evangelism, 1983-87; Christ Community Church, Clarkson, GA
- Chairman, 1987-present, Crossover Communications International, Columbia, SC
- Faculty, 1990-2007, Columbia International University
- President, 2007-present, Columbia International University
- Church Planting