Mr. Jones’ 40-year career as geologist includes experience in all aspects of upstream Oil & Gas activities. Most of these activities were in TX and North America but also included international locations. His responsibilities have ranged from direct involvement and management of oil and gas exploration and production to Board of Director.
Since 1978 he has been associated with Mr. AV Jones, Jr. and his Family (no relation) in Albany, Texas. Companies they own or are associated with include: Van Operating, Ltd. (Albany, TX) and Quantum Energy Partners (Houston, TX).
Privately he and his wife Susan strive to continue practicing strong family involvement and active members of their community and church. In the past, church activities include numerous committee assignments and Mission projects in Texas, South America, Africa & Caribbean.
After graduating from Texas A&M University, she married and started a family. In 1997, she started attending Bible Study Fellowship and soon fell in love with God’s amazing true Word and still participating in this study over 20 years later. During these years at BSF she served as a children’s leader and is currently an adult ladies group leader. Through studying God’s Word, she felt His calling to serve Him in deeper ways. This led her to serve as the Director of Children’s Ministry for 7 Years at Matthews Memorial Presbyterian Church in Albany, Texas. It was during this time that she had the opportunity to take her first mission trips abroad to Imbirikani, Kenya in 2010 and 2011. While there, they led leadership conferences, held VBS for the local children and built a couple of churches.
Now God has been pulling on Ashley’s heart once again to serve Him in a mighty way both through serving on the Board with Live Missions and traveling to Uganda to share the gospel of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. Ashley has been married for 21 years to her husband Mark. They have two children, Parker and Aubrey.
Mr. Cleveland has been in accounting, finance and real estate for the last 40 years. Growing up in Odessa, Texas he finished his education at West Texas State University playing football for the Buffalos. He worked for a major oil company in Houston before moving to Albany in 1978 to raise a family. He has served on the Albany City Council, Albany ISD Board of Directors, and is currently serving on various boards in the Big Country. David and his wife, Monica have five children are active in First Baptist Church of Albany.
Nick was born and raised in Arlington, TX and attended Hardin Simmons University upon graduation from Lamar High School. Baseball was a passion that he had and thought he would continue his career after High school. Injuries plagued his start at HSU and cut his career short. After deciding not to pursue baseball, he found hope in the promise that his identity was not as an athlete but as a child of God. Nick experienced the Father in many different ways at HSU through different organizations and through love that ended up resulting in marriage to Jordan Ronalder, soon after graduating in 2014.
After graduating from Hardin Simmons, he began his professional career as a Development Associate for the university where he gets to live out his calling of ministering to people, their spirit, and together help build the Kingdom both financially and spiritually in the community of Abilene and at Hardin-Simmons University.
Together, Nick and Jordan serve at Pioneer Drive Baptist Church where Nick has worked with the youth for five years, Jordan has served on the worship team for four years and they both help with leadership for the Gathering at Pioneer Drive. In the same way that he was always lead to HSU, Nick felt the Father lead him to serve His Kingdom intentionally as a member of the Board of Directors for Live Missions alongside Thomas, his friend since college.