Commit Ministry Updates, Leadership Team
The Rev. Corey Jones
Phone: 407.876.4991 ext. 288
Pastor Corey is the Minister of Community at St. Luke’s and was appointed as of July 1, 2012. He has a background in children’s outreach, camping, and pastoral ministries. After attending the Warren Willis Youth Camp as a camper, he joined the Summer Leadership Team 2000-2004. While there, he suddenly jumped into the lake for the first time. Immediately, God told him, “I’m going to have you jumping into places you never even imagined.” Slowly, God’s call came to fruition. He worked as a children’s pastor for two and a half years at First UMC, Lakeland. Additionally, he joined the church’s after-school outreach ministry team eventually becoming the Neighborhood Ministries Director. After starting at Asbury Theological Seminary in Orlando, he was appointed to St. Mark UMC, Lakeland as the part-time lay supply pastor. Corey is married to his best friend, Carol, a middle-school math teacher. They have two sons, Gavin Michael and Isiah Jackson.The four of them love swimming, watching sports and movies, going to the beach, and dancing in the kitchen.