I was born in Fort Worth, Texas in 1954 to Bill and Bobbie Davis. I have one brother, Bryan, and one sister, Brenda. My mom always refered to our family as the 5 B's. After spending most of my elementary school years in Hurst, Texas, my dad was transfered to Tulsa, Oklahoma just before I started sixth grade. We attended the Memorial Dr. congregation for a short while before we moved to the north side of Tulsa and started attending the Springdale Church of Christ. There was a very active youth group there where I experienced a lot of youth rallies, camps, and mission trips. After graduating from East Central High School, I attended Harding College where I met my wife Carol. I held several position in the Frater Sodalis social club including President my Junior year. I was also on the college bowling team all four years and still hold the record for the highest average (207) in school history. I went on Campaigns Northwest my Senior year to Moses Lake, Washington and Portland, Oregon. I left before we got started in Great Falls, Montana to head for Lisbon, Ohio where I married my bride.
After graduating from Harding in 1976 with a degree in Business, Carol and I moved to Monroe, Louisiana for a little over a year where our first child, Candy, was born. After returning to Tulsa to work for Amoco, Crystal came along in 1979. We eventually got an opportunity to relocate to Denver in May of 1981. Carie came along in August, shortly after our arrival. Brandon was born in 1984 and our family was complete.
Once in Denver, we attended the Lakewood congregation until, with the help of Carol's dad we built our house out close to Parker. I should probably say that Carol's dad, Argle, built it with a little help from us. We then attended the Parker Church of Christ for a while until we discovered Southeast thanks to Jay and Wanise Lemmons, good friends from college.
We worked with the youth group much of the time we have been here. I have served as an Shepherd since 1995. My passions are short term mission work in the former Soviet Union and teaching. I have been to Russia, Khasakstan, and Ukraine. I plan to continue going back as long as the Lord allows and the doors are still open.
We are very blessed to be a part of a loving family like Southeast. We are also blessed to have all of our children married and still living close to us here in the Denver area.
I was born in Bartlesville, Oklahoma in 1962 to Bob and Carole Hines; the third of four children. I lived in Borger, Texas for ten years and moved to Littleton, Colorado in the summer before the sixth grade. The Littleton Church of Christ was a major influence during this time with a strong youth program under Mike Myers. My father was an elder at the church, my mom was the church secretary and my older brother interned for the youth group. Mike led one or two mission trips a year and several of them were to work with Herman Pope in Idaho. I became acquainted with my future wife, Shelly Meek, during one of these trips. I moved again with my family back to Bartlesville for my senior year of high school. Shelly and I interned with Herman in Gooding, Idaho during the summer after we graduated.
Shelly and I both attended Abilene Christian University starting in 1981. We were married in-between semesters of school in 1982 and I graduated with a computer science degree in 1985. We moved to Gooding to work with Herman and the church there and I found a programming job later that year. Brett was born in December and Shawna was born in July, 1988. We lived in Idaho for six years and during this time we became close to Van and Lester DeLashmutt. When we moved to Aurora, Colorado in 1991 to work with JD Edwards, they moved with us and stayed through their four years of high school. We started working with the Southeast Church of Christ in ’91, working with the teen and education programs. I became an elder in 2001.
Shelly graduated with her BA in Social Work in 2004 and has been working for Jewish Family Service ever since. Van married Ada in 1997, had a son Joshua Grant, a career in the Army and is currently married to Melenie and living in Florida. Lester married Melanie in 2001 and has been working for various call centers in the Denver area. Bret married Catherine Cortez in 2009 after graduating from ACU and currently works as a teacher’s aide. Shawna graduated from ACU this past December and is to married Brett Hicks. I have been working for Lockheed Martin as a Computer Storage Engineer for the past six years.
My name is Ken Jones. I have been proud to serve God and to serve His people as an Elder of Southeast Church of Christ since 2009. My wife of over 30 years, Reniece, is a wonderful partner in the work. My son, Marcus, and his wife, Andrea, continue to be a great joy in my life. I graduated from Texas Tech University and earned a Master’s Degree from the University of Colorado, preparing me to work as an accountant for over 30 years. Recently, my favorite Bible verse has been Psalms 42:8, “And His song will be with me in the night.” I love kids, and the older I get, the older my definition of a kid is.
Born and raised near Eugene, Oregon with two older brothers and a younger sister. I graduated from Columbia Christian College (AA Degree) in 1966. I went one year to Pepperdine, where I met my future wife, Marilyn Lafferty. We transferred to Oklahoma Christian College and graduated in 1968. I earned a Bachelor of Science in Math. I taught in the High School in Okarche, Oklahoma while Marilyn finished college in the fall semester. She earned a Bachelor of Science in Education. Marilyn and I were married in December, when she finished school. I entered the Air Force in January, going to Officer’s Training School in San Antonio, Texas, followed by a year of Pilot Training in Enid, Oklahoma.
After Pilot Training, I flew the C-130 for seven years. My first assignment was to Taiwan, where I flew into Vietnam each month. Marilyn and four month old daughter Angela, joined me for one year of my 15 months in Taiwan. It was a wonderful learning experience to live in another culture. We then spent several years in North Carolina at Pope Air Force Base. I finished my 10 year Air Force career flying the T-39 Sabreliner at Wright-Patterson AFB in Dayton, Ohio.
Leaving the Air Force, we moved to Aurora in late 1978 when I started working for Frontier Airlines. In 1985, I began a 21 year career at United Airlines, retiring as a B-767 Captain in January 2006. Since, August of 2006, I have been working part-time as a school bus driver for Cherry Creek Schools.
Marilyn has worked as a teacher, secretary at Fitzsimmons Army Medical Center, Church Secretary, owner/operator of a transcription service, a video production service, a Creative Memories Consultant, and a photographer.
We have two daughters, Angela and Paige, who are both married. Both of our daughters have three children, and their families are very active in the Church. Angela's oldest has graduated from Harding and married. Her two younger brothers are both attending Harding now (2013). Paige's three are in High School, Middle School, and Elementary.
Marilyn and I have served in many capacities in the Church. In Ohio, we ran a Joy Bus Program.
We are founding members of Southeast. We are currently working with the teen program with our daughter (Paige) and her husband Thomas. Marilyn has taught all grade levels through Women’s classes, served as a videographer, photographer, building decorator, with the Food Bank, and other services whenever needed. I have taught from about 4th grade through adult classes. I enjoy working around the building. I have served as a Deacon and now as an Elder.
I keep praying that I can get it right.