John D. Jones has served in a variety of roles at the Baptist state convention, including as the director of language missions, Hispanic church planter and currently as the information technology (IT) manager.

John graduated from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro with a degree in education, and from Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary with a master of divinity. He has pastored churches in Mocksville, North Carolina; Kernersville, North Carolina; Raleigh, North Carolina; and New Orleans, Louisiana. He has also helped start over 100 churches during his time with the state convention.

John grew up on the mission field in Ecuador, South America, with his parents, who were with the Foreign Mission Board of the Southern Baptist Convention (now known as the International Mission Board). Consequently, his native tongue is Spanish.

John and his wife, Patricia, have two daughters. John enjoys teaching Sunday School at New Hope Baptist Church in Raleigh. His hobbies include technology and motorcycles.