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Rev. Waddell G. Jones, Jr.
Pastor Jones is a native of Campbell County Virginia. He is the youngest of three children born to Waddell Gerald Jones, Sr., and Geneva Jones. He is married to the former Linda Smith of Rustburg, Virginia and they are the proud parents of two beautiful children, Marcus and Trinae Jones.
Rev. Jones is a graduate of William Campbell High School in Naruna, Virginia. He also attended Ferrum College. Recognizing the need to be properly prepared for the ministry, he attended the International Seminary of Plymouth, Florida Extension of F.S.P.M.B.C. and completed courses in Practical Theology I, II, and III. He is a graduate of Virginia University of Lynchburg formally, known as Virginia Seminary where he received his certificate in ministry.
Rev. Jones was licensed on November 12, 2000 and ordained by the order of the New Free Spring Missionary Baptist Church, Rustburg, Virginia, on April 29, 2001. In July 2002, Reverend Jones was called to Pastor the Promise Land Baptist Church of Moneta, Virginia, where he served for five and a half years. Rev. Jones is currently the pastor of the New Free Spring Baptist Church of Rustburg, Virginia, "The Bible Based, Christ Centered, and Spirit Filled Church."
Rev. Jones is very active in the community. He currently holds membership and positions in the following: He serves as the Vice Chairperson for the Preachers United for Christ, a member of the Concerned Ministers for Christ, and a member of the Young Pastor's and Ministers Department of the Virginia Baptist State Convention. He is also a member of the Executive Board for the Virginia Baptist State Convention. He has also served as chairperson for the Moneta chapter for Passion Week and also served as Moderator for the Peaks of Otter Baptist Association, in Bedford, Virginia. Under his leadership as Moderator of the Peaks of Otter the mortgage was burned. He is currently the Vice Moderator of the Otter River Christian Association in Campbell County, Virginia. In July 2011, Pastor Jones was awarded an Honorary Doctorate of Divinity Degree from the Bethlehem Bible College and Seminary in Roanoke, Virginia.
Rev. Jones has been called to preach and teach beyond the church walls. He has served as guest speaker for the annual Baccalaureate Address for the 2006 graduates of William Campbell High school and Late Night Preacher for the Virginia Baptist State Convention.
The Reverend Waddell G. Jones, Jr. was called to be Pastor of the New Free Spring Baptist Church, Rustburg, Virginia, in December 2007 and installed as New Free Spring's eighth Pastor on January, 20, 2008.