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Gary and Edie Jones

Gary and Edie Jones

Field:  Philippines
Ministry:  Church planting, Christian school, & Camp ministry
Home Church:  Bethany Baptist Church, Galesburg, IL
On Field Since:  1980

Preparing for missionary work and serving God in the Philippines have been Gary and Edie Jones’s life since they were married. The Lord used traveling on summer missions teams to the Philippines to confirm for both of them His call on their lives. Shortly afterward, He led them together, and they were married.  They have been serving the Lord together in Metro Manila for 29 years.

After arriving in the Philippines, Gary started Lighthouse Baptist Church in 1981. As the church grew, they purchased land and then constructed a building. In 1991 Gary turned over the leadership of the church to a Filipino pastor.

Seeing a need for a church in their immediate neighborhood, Gary and Edie subsequently began Lighthouse Bible Believer’s Church. The church has grown, purchased land, built facilities, trained leaders and sent out three men as church planters in various parts of the main island of Luzon. In 2009 there are plans to plant another church in Baras, Rizal. To meet the educational needs of Filipino church members, the Joneses began Lighthouse Bible Believer’s Christian Academy in 1995. Its goal is to produce Luke 2:52 young people.