Louisville—Randy Jones, director of missions for Oldham-Trimble Baptist Association, has joined the staff of the Western Recorder as business manager.
Jones, who previously served as Missions Team leader for the Kentucky Baptist Convention from 1996-2009, began duties Sept. 1. He will be responsible for the fiscal operations of the newspaper, developing and implementing a subscription promotion strategy, and coordinating advertising.
“We believe Jones will be an incredible addition to our team,” said Editor Todd Deaton. “His proven managerial skills, his name recognition and reputation across the state, and the relationships he has fostered through the years with Kentucky pastors and churches will be a tremendous asset to his success with Western Recorder.”
Jones—who has also served as a DOM for three other associations, as a pastor and as an international missionary—will make a superb representative for the state Baptist newspaper as a pulpit-supply preacher in churches, as a Bible study leader, and as a guest speaker for associational events, Deaton noted. “And I encourage churches in our KBC family to call upon him often,” he added.
“I count it a privilege and an honor to become the marketing/business manager for the Western Recorder,” Jones said. “It is also very humbling to follow in the footsteps of so many outstanding folks who have served in this capacity.”
In expressing his calling and desire to obey God’s will and pleasure for his life, Jones added, “At this juncture … it is my passion to support and serve Kentucky Baptists through this new opportunity for ministry.”
Prior to joining the KBC staff, Jones was director of missions for Northern Kentucky Baptist Association. Earlier, he served as director of missions for Boones Creek Baptists for Northwest Indiana Baptists.
He also has been associate pastor of education and administration at Central Baptist Church in Winchester and pastor at First Baptist Church of Sonora, and he served two years as a missionary in Costa Rica and Paraguay with the former Foreign Mission Board.
A graduate of Kentucky Wesleyan College and Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, he and his wife, Sherry, have four grown children and five grandchildren. (WR)