Pastor Troy H Jones is lead pastor of New Life Church in the Pacific Northwest, a church known for straightforward biblical teaching, innovation, and reaching people who are checking out Jesus for the first time. He and his wife of 22 years, Jana, have two daughters and make their home in Renton, Washington.
A native of the Pacific Northwest, Troy grew up in the Seattle area and strongly believes God created the beauty of Seattle on the eighth day. He loves his family, thrives on learning and growing, and is a die-hard fan of any Apple product. Troy’s favorite day of the week is Friday. On Friday he unplugs and honors the Sabbath, spends the day with his wife, enjoys a Skinny Latte at Starbucks, and then has a 22-year tradition called “Date Night.” He considers dating his wife as the secret to enjoying life, marriage, and even his job.
In 2004, Troy became the pastor of New Life Church, a well-established church with an 85-year rich history. Troy has effectively led New Life in significant paradigms shifts, building a new building, and having a strong influence in the community and world—all while respecting and honoring the church’s legacy. Under his leadership, New Life has doubled in size, meeting at two locations, with over 3,000 in weekly attendance and over 1,800 adults in weekly Growth Groups.
Over the past twenty years, Troy has spoken for corporations, universities, and non-profits around the world. His straightforward approach, combined with a warm style and intensely practical application, makes his leadership lectures and teaching uniquely engaging and impactful. The author of two books on leadership, Troy has unique expertise in the areas of personal growth, developing leaders, recruiting and retaining volunteers, creating lasting change, and keeping the fire alive in marriage.
Troy received a B. A. from Northwest University and is currently working on his Doctorate of Ministry through the Assemblies of God Theological Seminary.