A native of Helena, Ark., Kelly Jones served as pastor of First Baptist Church of Harrisburg from Jan. 2010 to June 2018. He is a graduate of Phillips Community College of University of Arkansas, West Helena, Ark., and Delta State University, Cleveland, Miss. He received a master of divinity from Mid-America Baptist Theological Seminary, Cordova, Tenn., and a doctor of minis-try from New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary, New Orleans, La. Previously, Jones was a deacon, Sunday School teacher and Discipleship Training teacher at Second Baptist Church of West Helena. He and his wife, Joan, have four children, Adam, 16; Nick, 12; Maryjoy, 8; and Brooklyn, 7.