Scott Jones is the Senior Minister for First Central Congregational Church. In the show, Jones talks about his childhood aspiration to be a preacher, his faith journey, the implications of the pandemic on his ministry and personal life, coming out as a gay man within the church, life advice from his son, and more.
Scott Jones grew up in a small town in Oklahoma knowing since the age of five that he wanted to be a preacher. Then at age 29, he came out as a gay man while serving as a youth minister at a Baptist church in Texas, a story that you can read in his book - Open: A Memoir of Faith, Family, and Sexuality. Since 2010 Jones has served as the Senior Minister of Omaha’s First Central Congregational Church. Jones earned a Ph.D. in philosophy from the University of Oklahoma and has taught as a lecturer in the Philosophy Department of Creighton University. Jones enjoys many activities and experiences, but the most joyful is being the father to a wonderfully precocious seven year old son.