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Hi, my name is Brian Jones.

If you’re like most of my readers, you want to experience the best version of your life possible: Happiness. Family. Friends. Meaningful work. Staying fit. Money. Home you love. Travel. Impact.

But life never turns out the way we planned, does it?

Behind all our busyness and smiles, not all is well. It seems like we're always facing one unseen battle after another. As soon as we experience a small victory, another obstacle presents itself. Who knew life would be this hard?

I’ve been there too.

For years I struggled to balance it all and suffered from anxiety, depression, and loneliness. The turnaround came when I discovered that Jesus had a plan for my life. Not a plan for how to get to heaven. I already knew that. But a plan for my everyday life - right here and now. One that brought simplicity, joy, hope, and meaning. The Bible calls this "discipleship," which is a word the Bible uses to describe discovering and following Jesus’ plan for our lives. That's the purpose of this website - to come alongside you as a friend and help you discover and follow the way of Jesus.

About Me

I’m the founding Pastor of Christ’s Church of the Valley in Philadelphia, a graduate of Princeton Theological Seminary, and the author of four books. I’ve been married to my wife Dr. Lisa Jones for thirty years, and together we have three beautiful daughters and a lovable chubby orange cat named MAC. I love hiking, fishing, and backpacking. Our family loves to travel and have become passionate advocates for the rights of the poor and oppressed in developing countries. I’m an INTJ, 5w4, and D/I on various personality tests. I also write practical articles on church leadership and preaching at Senior Pastor Central.