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Bishop Derek S. Jones, current Bishop of the Armed Forces and Chaplaincy for the Anglican Church in North America (ACNA), began his career in ordained pastoral ministry as a Pastor for the Eutaw Cumberland Presbyterian Church in 1998. Within the following five years, Derek Jones earned several epithets within the ministry, including Senior Pastor, Vicar, Rector, and Bishop of a number of religious institutions. Among his duties, he educates, trains, manages, and ordains the proceedings of Anglican Chaplains serving in the United States Armed Forces, the Department of Justice, and other state and federal agencies. Derek Jones is a member of the Professional Chaplains Association, and acts as an endorsing official for a number of professional organizations including the Association of Clinical Pastoral Education and the International Conference of Police Chaplains.Derek Jones has over 35 years of experience in lay ministry, 15 years in ordained pastoral ministry, and 5 years in practicing Episcopate ministry. He serves on the Advisory Board for the Baptist Health Systems Congressional Health and Parish Nursing Program, and is a contributing member to Anglicans for Life, a religious organization focused on affirming the sanctity of life. Bishop Jones is currently serving terms as Executive Board Member for the National Conference on Ministry to the Armed Forces and the Chaplain Alliance for Religious Liberty.Derek Jones earned his Bachelor of Science in Mathematics from Samford University in 1983, and continued his graduate education in music at Eastern New Mexico University in 1991. Bishop Jones also attended Liberty University, where he studied Religious Counseling, before earning his Masters of Theology from the Beeson Divinity School at Samford University in 2002. Before becoming a religious and community leader, Derek Jones served his country as a senior officer in the United States Air Force and has been in the service for over 25 years.

Work experience

Jan 2007Present

Bishop of the Armed Forces and Chaplaincy

Anglican Church in North America (ACNA)




Beeson Divinity School, Samford University

Eastern New Mexico University


Samford University