Teaching Elder Andy Jones to Lead byFaith’s Digital Future
By byFaith Staff
Andy Jones byFaith Editor

The Stated Clerk’s office has announced that PCA Teaching Elder Andy Jones will assume the role of editor-in-chief for byFaith Magazine, effective July 1, 2024. Jones joins byFaith as its founding editor, Richard Doster, moves into retirement. 

Jones’ work with byFaith will blend his heart for edifying Christ’s bride with his talent for storytelling and team leadership. He is the founder and managing director of Roundtree Agency, a communication agency helping nonprofits connect with donors. Prior to starting Roundtree, Jones led the fundraising and marketing efforts for The Chalmers Center. He has served as a communications consultant and strategist for banks, publishing houses, colleges, and nonprofit organizations.

He’s also a pastor. Jones earned his Master of Divinity degree from Reformed Theological Seminary in 2004 and was ordained the same year. He has served as a pastor or ministry leader for PCA churches in California, Georgia, Mississippi, and North Carolina. Currently he is an assistant pastor at Rock Creek Fellowship in Chattanooga, Tennessee. 

“He’s the right man, and he comes at exactly the right time. Andy’s smart and creative,” Doster said. “And, importantly, as byFaith transitions to a fully digital publication, he’s savvy in the digital, online, social media world. Andy’s already got a long list of new things he’ll bring to byFaith.”

Doster has led byFaith since its inception, shaping the look and tone of the publication. He often told his writers that byFaith’s job was to shine a light on corners of the PCA so that readers could see how God was at work within the denomination. In January 2024 byFaith transitioned to a digital-only publication.

“Dick Doster built a respected publication which has become a critical piece of denominational infrastructure for communicating news and facilitating conversations,” Jones said. “My aspiration is simply to be a good steward of the responsibilities entrusted to me at byFaith as we seek to inform, encourage, and edify the Presbyterian Church in America.”

In his work as a churchman and with Roundtree Agency, Jones has developed a network of meaningful connections throughout the PCA. Stated Clerk Bryan Chapell believes those connections will serve byFaith well.

“As a PCA teaching elder, Andy Jones, brings extensive experience in the local church, in presbytery committees, in General Assembly committee work, and in serving the communication and website development needs of PCA Permanent Committees and Agencies,” Chapell said. “We anticipate these experiences and skills will give him unique and expert insight as editor of byFaith to report the news, ministries, and progress of the PCA. The Lord has blessed us by providing one with Andy’s many gifts and experiences for this important work of informing and uniting our church.”

Jones has been married to his wife Leah since 1996, and they have three children. Along with Jones’ new role at byFaith, he will soon take on the role of grandfather.   

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