Bishop Lindsay E. Jones is a native of Kansas City, Missouri, where he attended the public school system, graduating with honors. He acknowledged his call to ministry in June, 1983, and has served the Lord in various ministry capacities for the past 26 years. Pastoral ministry experience include: Associate Minister, Christ Temple Church of Christ (Holiness) USA, Kansas City, KS; Pastor, Christ Temple No. 2 Church of Christ (Holiness) USA, Ford Heights, IL; Pastor, Christ Temple Cathedral Church of Christ (Holiness) USA, St. Louis, MO; Pastor, First Church of Christ (Holiness) USA, Norfolk, VA; Interim pastor, Emmanuel Chapel Church of Christ (Holiness) USA, Hampton, VA. He is currently serving as pastor of Christ Temple Cathedral, St. Louis, MO.
Previous national and denominational leadership include: past president, North Central Diocese Sunday School & HYPU Congress; past president, National Sunday School & HYPU Congress; past Presiding Bishop, Eastern Diocese; former chairman, National Church Evangelism and Mission Board; and other capacities at the local, district, diocese and national levels. Currently, he is the Presiding Bishop of North Central Diocese Church of Christ (Holiness) USA; National First Vice-President, Church of Christ (Holiness) USA; and National Coordinator, for the National Church Health Initiative.
His multi-focus ministry also includes over 30 years as a family business leader and a ministry and business consultant. He is a Senior Consultant, New Church Specialties, a national ministry consulting firm. Civically, he has served as a member and former secretary of the Board of a community bank; and former Board member of the Children’s Place, a children’s advocacy group of Kansas City, MO. He received a Bachelor’s in Business Administration and Communication from Drury College, Springfield, MO; a Masters of Business Administration from University of Missouri- Kansas City; and a Masters in Religion-Urban Ministry from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School, Deerfield, IL. He received an honorary Doctor of Biblical Studies from Midwest Theological Institute.
He currently resides in Florissant, MO, where he is married to the former Santa C. Conerly. Their marriage of 30 years has been blessed with three children: Landon E. Jones, Lowell E. Jones, and Lanniece E. Jones, who all reside in the Maryland, Washington, D.C. and Virginia areas.
Santa C. Jones was born in Louisiana to Marvin and Shirley Conerly, the seventh of ten children. After high school, she moved to Kansas City, Missouri and attended Christ Temple Church in Kansas City, Kansas; it was there she met the man who would become her husband. She completed her Associate's Degree at Penn Valley Community College. Led by God, she has been the support to my husband as God has directed, with Proverbs 3:5-6 as her guide.
Her favorite pastimes are her devotion time with God, worshipping the Lord, singing, shopping, meeting people and spending time fellowshipping with the ladies. Her favorite scripture is Galatians 6:9: "And let us not be weary in well doing: for in due season we shall reap if we faint not." This scripture encourages her to not give up along the way, but to trust God to see her through. Her favorite song is Faithful Is Our God; it gives her the reassurance that she can always depend on Him. Her goal is to please the Lord in everything she does, and to be a light for others to see.