Evangelist, religious broadcaster, college founder and president.  Born– Oct. 30, 1883, Skipperville, Ala. Parents– William Alexander and Georgia (Creel) Jones. Married– Bernice Sheffield, Oct. 24, 1905 (died 1906). Married– Mary Gaston Stollenwerck, June 17, 1908. Children– One. Education–Mallalieu Seminary[secondary school], Kinsey, Alabama, graduated 1900. Southern University, Greensboro, 1901-1904. Licensed to preach in the Methodist Episcopal Church, 1898. Active as an evangelist, 1902-1968, in every state and thirty foreign countries; made weekly radio broadcasts in the U.S. and abroad. Founded Bob Jones University in Lynn Haven, Florida, 1927; moved to Cleveland, Tenn., 1933; to Greenville, S.C., 1947.  Served as president of Bob Jones College, later University, until his retirement in 1966.  Founder, International Association, Young People’s Fellowship Clubs and the Gospel Fellowship Association; president, Interdenominational Evangelistic Association; editor and publisher, The Fellowship News; contributor to many newspapers. Awarded the D.D. degree by Muskingum College, 1921; LL.D. by John Brown University, 1941. Died January 16, 1968.


Marquis who’s who online; Owen’s The Story of Alabama; American National Biography online; wikipedia.


Bob Jones’ Sermons.  Montgomery:  Paragon, 1911.

Comments on Here and Hereafter. New York; Loiseaux, 1942.

Sowing and Reaping: A Sermon to Men. Paragon, 1914.

Things I Have Learned. New York; Loiseaux Bros., 1944.


The papers of Bob Jones are held at Bob Jones University in Greenville, South Carolina.