John Jones, M.Div.

Assistant Professor of Biblical and Religious Studies

John Davis Jones is currently working towards his PhD in Religious Studies from Te Herenga Waka – Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand. He holds a BA in Biblical Studies, a MA in New Testament, and a MDiv from Freed-Hardeman University in Henderson, Tennessee. In 2013, John and his wife Erin moved to Porirua, New Zealand to work with congregations in the Wellington region. After two years serving as ‘missionaries-in-residence’ at FHU, John, Erin, and children moved back to Porirua in 2021 to continue work with Christians there and for John to begin his PhD work.

John’s research interests include: the history of international ‘restoration movements,’ political theologies, and the fascinating intersections where they intersect.

John hopes to encourage Christians worldwide to work towards unity in Christ by: constantly examining their beliefs in light of Scripture, “test[ing] everything[,] and hold[ing] fast what is good” (1 Thess. 5:21)