Clergyman. Born– December 30, 1939, Birmingham. Parents– Ezra Elith and Eunice (Minor) Jones. Married– Mary Elizabeth Slaughter, September 11, 1960. Children– Two. Education– Birmingham Southern College, B.A., 1960; Duke University, B.D., 1963; Drew University, Th.M., 1964, further study, 1966-1968; Northwestern University, Ph.D., 1971. Piano and choral instructor, 1956-1960; ordained, United Methodist Church, 1964; Methodist minister in Alabama churches, 1958-1960, 1964-1966; North Carolina churches, 1960-1964; New Jersey churches, 1966-1968; taught, Garrett Theological Seminary, 1969-1970; Associate Director of Research, United Methodist Board of Global Ministries, New York, N.Y., 1970-. Member; American Sociological Association; American Religious Research Association.
Contemporary Authors online
Analysis of Significant Relationships in the Attitudes of United Methodist Clergy and Laity Toward Social and Political Issues. Ann Arbor, Mich.; University Microfilms, 1972.
The Church and Extremism. New York; National Division of the Board of Missions, United Methodist Church, 1970.
The Management of Ministry. New York; Harper, 1978.
Methodism in Santa Fe, New Mexico. New York; Dept. of Research and Survey, etc., 1973.
Ministry of the Laity. New York; Harper & Row, 1986.
New Church Development in the Eighties; Some Perspectives from the Seventies. Cincinnati; Board of Global Ministries, United Methodist Church, 1976.
Planning for the Future; the United Methodist Churches, Madison, Wisconsin, 1973. Cincinnati; Office of Research and Survey, National Division, Board of Global Ministries, United Methodist Church, 1973.
Sources and Shapes of Power. Nashville; Abingdon, 1981.
Strategies for New Churches. New York; Harper, 1976.
A Study of Grace United Methodist Church, Kokomo, Indiana, 1974. Cincinnati; Office of Research and Survey, National Division, Board of Global Ministries, United Methodist Church, 1974.
What’s Ahead for Old First Church. New York; Harper, 1974.
Where Methodism Stands on Extremism. Cincinnati; Women’s Division of the Board of Missions, United Methodist Church, 1971.
You Are the Target. Cincinnati; Board of Missions, United Methodist Church, 1971.