William (Bill) Jones was born in Colver, Pennsylvania on December 18, 1932. He is the third of four children of his Welsh coal-miner father, Lloyd, and Scottish mother, Elizabeth. The Jones’ moved to Washington, D.C. in 1945. He served in the U.S. Army Engineers.
Following his discharge from the Army, significant events happened that changed his life. He became a Christian through the persistent presentation of the Gospel from a Jewish Christian friend, Jack Cadeaux. Jack not only introduced Bill to Christ but also to Nancy Wittenberg who later became his wife on August 4, 1956. Nancy was born in Syracuse, New York and migrated to Washington, D.C.
Bill and Nancy added to their family unit by adopting a son, David, born October 13, 1959. In 1960, Bill graduated from the District of Columbia Teacher’s College and attended Union Theological Seminary in Richmond, Virginia. He was ordained in June 1963. On November 19, 1963 their adopted daughter, Julia, was born.
In addition to his two ministry calls (1966-1975 and 1978-1999) to Inverness Presbyterian Church, he pastored churches in Brentsville, Virginia; High Point, North Carolina (Organizing Pastor); and, Houston, Texas.
In 1970, Pastor Jones led Inverness Presbyterian Church out of the Presbyterian Church in the United States (PCUS), and into the Presbyterian Church in America in 1973. In 1984 Bill received his Doctor of Ministry.
Pastor Jones served on the Board of Directors of the Presbyterian Evangelistic Fellowship for 15 years. Since 1980, he served as a Teacher/Trainer for Evangelism Explosion and taught EE Clinics in several cities as well as overseas.
On January 1, 2000, at the age of 67 and after serving 30 years at Inverness Presbyterian Church, Bill retired. Six months after retirement, he was asked to serve as Pastor of Evangelism at Fourth Presbyterian Church in Bethesda, Maryland. He resigned from that position in order to be closer to home because of his wife’s health.