*Pictured with his wife, Aleta, and children, Garrett and Brayden
Richard Jones grew up in Mt. Gilead and attending Gilead Friends Church. He met his wife, Aleta, while both attended Malone University in Canton, Ohio They have served in full-time pastoral ministry for 13 years in Maryland, Pennsylvania, and Northeast Ohio before coming to Gilead Friends. Richard was installed as senior pastor on September 18, 2016. They have two sons, Garrett and Brayden. Richard is excited to serve the Lord in his "home" church and anticipates God doing great things in and through the people of Gilead Friends Church.