43-02: The Nominating Committee recommends that the 43rd General Assembly elect RE Victor Jones as Moderator-elect of the 43rd General Assembly.

Nominee for Moderator-elect of the 43rd General Assembly: RE Victor Jones

Victor Jones is a Ruling Elder at Westminster Presbyterian Church in Laurel, Mississippi, where he and his wife, Rachel, raised their seven daughters. Being blessed with seven children in seven years was a life-changing experience only to be matched by the overwhelming support and encouragement of the Body of Christ at Westminster over the last three decades. Victor and Rachel are graduates of Mississippi State University, as are all of their daughters and son-in-law. They are enjoying a new phase in their marriage—being grandparents to two baby boys.

Victor operated the family business until 2016 when it became part of a 16-location, multi-state John Deere dealership. He is currently a John Deere tractor salesman for AG UP Equipment. He is passionate about his involvement with Laurel Christian School and served the Board for many years as it expanded to a full K through 12 school. For the last decade he has served as a Trustee for South Central Regional Medical Center and is currently Vice Chairman of the largest employer in the community. Victor serves on the Advisory Board of Trustmark National Bank.

Victor enjoyed his time as Moderator of the Presbytery of the Central South, which was followed by being the first Moderator of the Presbytery of the Gulf South as we grew into an additional Presbytery.  That was followed by participation on the EPC National Leadership Team for the last four years.

The first General Assembly he attended was in 1979 in Kansas City during a tumultuous time for Presbyterians. A truth that has become more evident to him is when our Teaching Elders are accompanied by two Ruling Elders to do the “work of ministry,” God often blesses the unity, shared vision, and encouragement that “build up the body of Christ.”  It is encouraging that the EPC is focused on the four Gospel Priorities as we share in this work of ministry together.