Todd A. Jones

Rev. Todd Jones is an assistant professor of practical theology.

Jones has been a Concordia Seminary, St. Louis faculty member since 2013. He the director of the Seminary’s Resident Field Education.

His areas of interest and expertise include mission work, children’s ministry and ministry health.

He earned a Master of Divinity (1989) from Concordia Seminary. He received a bachelor’s degree (1985) from St. John’s College, Winfield, Kan.

Jones was installed as associate pastor of Emmanuel Lutheran Church in Milbank, S. D., where he continued in that role until 1993. From 1993 to 2009 he was the senior pastor at Faith Lutheran Church in Benton, Ark., where he also served as the lead pastor for three mission starts in the surrounding area.

Jones has consistently been involved in mission work, whether it has been on the frontlines of church planting or in the background assisting with training and coaching. He was the assistant to the president for Congregational Health and Outreach for The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod (LCMS) Mid-South District from 2009-13, where he helped congregations increase worship attendance and helped leaders through training, coaching and resource development. Since 2002, he has been training and coaching indigenous church planters around the world and still serves as a coach to more than 40 pastors who are in the midst of revitalizing their churches in eight LCMS districts.

Jones has been making presentations for districts and various conferences since 2006, focusing much of his attention on children’s ministry (revitalizing children’s ministry and building gaps between school and church) and systematic approaches to ministry health.

He has been a contributing author to books about congregational transformation.

Jones and his wife, Susan, have been married since 1982. They have two children, Timothy and Jessica. Jones and his wife enjoy cooking and going to movies. He also enjoys the challenge of remodeling homes, camping and riding his motorcycle.

Position

  • Assistant Professor of Practical Theology
  • Director of Resident Field Education

Interests

  • Mission Work
  • Children’s Ministry
  • Ministry Health

Degrees

  • M.Div., Concordia Seminary, St. Louis, Mo.
  • B.A., St. John’s College, Winfield, Kan.

Contact Information

Concordia Seminary
801 Seminary Pl.
St. Louis, MO 63105
Office phone: 314-505-7113
Email: jonest@csl.edu

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