Bishop Scott Jones

Scott Jameson Jones is a bishop of The Global Methodist Church. He was born in 1954 in Nashville, Tennessee, and was raised in Tennessee, Illinois, Indiana, and Colorado. He received degrees from the University of Kansas and Southern Methodist University. His Ph.D. dissertation research was focused on Wesley Studies and the history of biblical interpretation.

From 1986 to 1997 he served as pastor of three United Methodist congregations in the North Texas Conference. From 1997 to 2004 he served on the faculty of Perkins School of Theology, Southern Methodist University. There he taught courses in Evangelism, History of Christianity, United Methodist Studies, and Wesley Studies.

In 2004 he was elected a bishop of The United Methodist Church and served the Kansas Area 2004-2012, the Great Plains Area 2012-2016, and the Houston Area 2016-2022. In 2023 he was received as an elder and bishop in The Global Methodist Church.

He is the author or co-author of eleven books, most recently The Once and Future Wesleyan Movement and Scripture and the Wesleyan Way: A Bible Study on Real Christianity. Scott is married to Mary Lou Reece, who recently retired from being president of Reece Construction Company. They reside in Dallas, Texas, and have three children and seven grandchildren.