Tony Jones, Senior Pastor
Tell me, “What’s in a bio?” I feel a little awkward trying to put to words things that you might think are important. If school is your thing, then I graduated from the University of Alabama…Roll Tide! I also went on to graduate from the Candler School of Theology at Emory University with a Masters in Divinity. However, this is just school stuff. If family is your thing, I have an amazing wife (Shannon) and three beautiful girls (Jackie, Jamie, and Jessie). Early in my adult life I worked in Nuclear Medicine at several hospitals Carraway Methodist Medical Center, St. Clair Regional, and St. Vincent’s Blount-before accepting a call to serve as a Methodist Minister. Before coming to Isom’s Chapel, I served at Hope UMC (formerly called The Summit), Julia Street Memorial, Lester Memorial UMC, and Shiloh UMC. Each church was an amazing place to serve with amazing people who taught me much about God’s love. So, there you go. If that is your idea of a bio you may be content, but I suspect there is more than a timeline to someone’s life? I can’t wait to get to know each of you better.
Patsy Moss, Administrative Assistant
Oh, I hate throwing out credentials, but if I have to, I will. I have had many people that have made an impact on my life. The first would be my mother. She was a hard-working, Godly woman and taught me the difference between right and wrong. The second would be teachers -Mrs. Max Ship, with Mrs. Yacker, Mrs. Anna Holland and Mrs. Ida Terry. They were such examples of teachers who cared.
I graduated from Elkmont High School and went to Calhoun College. I was the manager of AnswerTEL, our local answering service, and met many influential people, from all walks of life. I was the manager when we changed the name to AnswerTEL. Many may not know, but Dr. Cauthen was the one who suggested the name. I then worked for a local bank where I was the Administrative Assistant to the City President. During that time, I became a REALTOR and have been selling real estate for twenty-three years. I have recently taken the position of Administrative Assistant here at Isom’s Chapel. Wearing two hats can sometime become challenging but like Thomas Edison said, “There is no substitute for hard work.”
I married my high school sweetheart, the one and only, Fred Moss. We have two gorgeous children, Allison Pepper and Clint Moss, along with two beautiful granddaughters, Makayla and Hanna Pepper.
I have been serving the LORD since I was nineteen years old. The LORD has been so good to us and blessed us mightily. Now, that’s it in a nutshell. Come visit us at Isom’s Chapel, you may like it and decide to stay. We would welcome you with loving hearts.
Jenny Hutchins, Children’s Ministry Co-Director
I have always loved learning and teaching; from childhood games of “school” and shopping for school supplies, to my degree in English with a minor in Education from the University of Florida. This love has found wonderful fulfillment in my dream job; best friend and wife to my real-life hero and homeschool mom to a crazy and creative team of eleven. As part of the children’s ministries at Isom’s, it is my privilege to encourage young people to love God, treasure His Word, be prayer-full, and share His love with others through service and artistic expression.