Nona Jones is a rare combination of preacher, business executive, author, and entrepreneur. She currently serves as the Chief Content & Partnerships Officer at YouVersion, maker of the 500M download Bible App. Her corporate leadership includes serving as the Head of Global Faith Partnerships at Meta, the company formerly known as Facebook, Chief External Affairs Officer for a multi-state school for at-risk girls and Public Policy Director for a multi-service utility company. She is the bestselling author of three books, including Killing Comparison, Success from the Inside Out and From Social Media to Social Ministry, the globally acclaimed guide to digital discipleship for churches.
Since being licensed into the gospel ministry at the age of 17, Nona has preached around the world and teaches the Bible as a YouVersion Teaching Partner. As a business executive and entrepreneur, she has been profiled by ESSENCE Magazine as an “Under 40 Woman to Watch” and Florida Trend Magazine as one of Florida’s “30-Something All Stars.” She is a graduate of Leadership Florida and the Presidential Leadership Scholars Program, a joint initiative of President George W. Bush and President Bill Clinton.
Nona’s civic engagement includes The Links, Incorporated, Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority and Jack & Jill. She serves on the boards of Christianity Today Magazine, The Salvation Army and Faith and Prejudice. She holds a Bachelor of Communication and Master of Business Administration from the University of Florida where she has been recognized as an Outstanding Young Alumnus and she has completed graduate studies at the Harvard Law School Program on Negotiation.
She and her husband, Pastor Tim, lead Open Door Church in Gainesville, FL and are the proud parents of two boys, Timothy, Jr. and Isaac and one girl, Goldendoodle Shiloh.