A native of New Orleans, Louisiana, Kirk Byron Jones currently serves as guest teacher and preacher at conferences and seminars around the country, and as an adjunct faculty member at Boston University School of Theology and Andover Newton Theological School, where he earned his Master of Divinity degree. He received a BA from Loyola University in New Orleans, a Doctor of Ministry degree from Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia, and a PhD from Drew University in Madison, New Jersey.
A pastor of new and established churches for over past two decades, he is currently senior pastor at First Baptist Church in Tewksbury, Massachusetts. Dr. Kirk Jones is the author of several best-selling books, including Rest in the Storm: Self-Care Strategies for Clergy and Other Caregivers, Addicted to Hurry: Spiritual Strategies for Slowing Down, and Morning B.R.E.W.: A Divine Power Drink for Your Soul. His latest book, Say Yes to Grace: How to Burn Bright Without Burning Out, has given birth to a rapidly growing inspirational Say Yes to Grace Facebook community. Married to his wife, Bunnie, for thirty years, they enjoy a fanciful family life that includes four adult children, a “son and daughter-in-love,” and two grandchildren. To download free inspirational material and order signed books, you may visit his website: www.kirkbjones.com.