Senior Pastor
Rev. Jeff Hinton

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Jeff grew up in Stillwater, OK with parents Bill and Karen Hinton, and little sister Kimberly. He graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Religious Studies from the University of Oklahoma in 2011, and received a Master of Divinity degree from Perkins School of Theology at SMU in 2015. He previously served as the Senior pastor at Wilburton United Methodist Chuch and Okeene United Methodist Church. Jeff was ordained as an Elder in Full Connection in 2019. His biggest passion in ministry is storytelling, whether that shows up in sermons that

seeks to find the intersections between scripture and the world around us, in bible studies that dig into the story of the relationship between God and God’s people, or in one-on-one interactions where he gets to share in the story of the life of a community. When Jeff was in seminary, He spent three years hosting an open mic storytelling stage which helped him to not only refine his skills as a speaker, but to find ways to help draw out stories from a room and

see the connections that can be made through that work. "I believe that we are a part of writing the story of the people of God in our community and we grow this through works of discipleship and intentional service to our community."

In Jeff's free time he loves live music, going to the movies, catching a basketball game, taking long walks with his dog, Drake, and game nights with good friends. Jeff is so excited to be in ministry with all of you in Jones and is looking forward to meeting you all very soon!