Time may change some things about us, but there’s proof that the value of a Nyack College degree comes with longevity. Consider 1964 Nyack alumnus Rev. David P. Jones. The mileage on his education spans more than decades; his has been a literal transatlantic journey. And there are no signs of him slowing down.
Just what has he packed into more than a half century since his graduation? Pioneer missionary. Church planter. Leadership Trainer. Field Administrator. Researcher. Historian. Author.
David Jones and his wife, Judy ( neé McClatchie) served The Christian and Missionary Alliance in Brazil for more than three decades and seven years in the Alliance Colorado Springs headquarters. Not only has the tireless leader touched lives of thousands by sharing the gospel, but Rev. Jones is quite the Alliance missions historian. His newest book, Roots and Branches: The History of the C&MA in Brazil was published this spring and is available on Amazon.
Another book, Christ in Me: The Life Story of A.B. Simpson, in which he continues to pay homage to the founder of the Missionary Training Institute (precursor of Nyack College) and The Christian and Missionary Alliance, is scheduled to be released in May 2019, the centennial year of Dr. Simpson’s death. His book, So Being Sent…They Went: A History of the C&MA Mission in Cabinda: 1885 to 1957, was published in 2016.
What’s next? He says, “This summer, I will be return to Africa, to teach in Cabinda Angola at the Alliance Theological Institute on “The Spiritual Journey of A.B. Simpson!”