Glenn Jones, Senior Pastor of First United Methodist Church in Weatherford, has retired after serving the church for nine years. Rev. Jones received his call to serve 50 years ago and has served about 16 churches during his tenure.
While at First United Methodist Weatherford, Rev. Jones led a campaign to reduce the capital debt of the church, began the contemporary service of worship and introduced the Healthy Church Initiative. A hands-on pastor, Rev. Jones faithfully visited the sick and grieving. He preached at three services each week and participated in Methodist Men.
Rev. Jones was honored June 29 with a Celebration of Service to recognize his years of service. About 200 individuals attended.
Rev. Jones and his wife, Janice, have two children and four grandchildren. Janice Jones has been an active volunteer for several non-profits in Weatherford, most often at Center of Hope. One of their children also serves as a minister.
Rev. Jones is an avid motorcycle rider, and came to work on his motorcycle when the weather allowed. He and Janice will remain in Weatherford.
When asked what he wants to do in retirement, Rev. Jones replied, “I don’t know yet! Ask me in a few months.”