Pastor Earl F. Jones (1923-2001)

Pastor Earl F. Jones was born May 26, 1923 and passed away on September 19th 2001 at 78 years of age. He was born in West Liberty, Ohio to Frank and Mabel Kauffman Jones. He was raised in Ft. Wayne, Indiana, and just after Pearl Harbor, he and his brother, Herman Jones, volunteered into the U. S. Army. Herman, in the Paratroops, was killed in the Normandy Invasion in 1944. Earl was in the invasion also and fought under General George Patton through all six major campaigns in Europe during World War II in the Third Army.

In May of 1943, before he left to go to war, he married Mary Alice Hignett in El Paso, Texas, when he was stationed at Fort Bliss. They were happily, lovingly married for 58 years. After the war, he returned to Las Cruces and attended New Mexico State University. He then went to work at White Sands Missile Range where he, over the course of time, became Project Manager for Engineering and Testing for the Nike Ajax Missile, then the Nike Hercules and even started the Patriot Missile program. He retired after 28 years of government service.

In 1983, he was ordained as a Christian minister by Pastor Sheldon Emry of the Lord’s Covenant Church and America’s Promise Ministries in Phoenix, Arizona. He remained active until the day of his death with a Christian ministry called The Christian Crusade for Truth and a monthly newsletter called The Intelligence Newsletter. In His newsletter Jones wrote about history, Biblical studies, economics, communism, and current events. Jones only wrote one book during his ministry titled Christian Before Columbus, which was published by Scriptures for America Ministries. Jones was a popular speaker at many Anglo-Israel conferences and camps all around the country up until his death, and he greatly influenced people with his love for truth and the Word of God.

Earl Jones teamed up with Pastor Peter J. Peters and Col. Jack Mohr in the last decade or so in life, and they were even jokingly referred to by some as being the “Three Musketeers” because they worked well with each other. It was Jones who recommended Peters to try broadcasting on shortwave radio instead of AM radio in the 1980s. Peters would go on to start his shortwave ministry Scriptures for America Worldwide after this.

Newspaper clipping from Albuquerque Journal September 10th, 1989 attacking Pastor Jones views.