Bishop Derek Jones
The Right Reverend Derek LS Jones, Bishop Ordinary of the Armed Forces and Chaplaincy, is a bishop serving the Anglican Church in North America (ACNA), and is the Bishop Protector of Society of St. Michael. Bishop Jones trains, educates, ordains, and directs the activities of Anglican Chaplains, within the ACNA requiring formal ecclesiastical endorsement, serving in the United States Armed Forces, Veteran's Administration, Department of Justice, and other Federal and State agencies; as well as Chaplains serving with and through a variety of professional organizations such as the International Conference of Police Chaplains, the Association of Clinical Pastoral Education, and the Professional Chaplains Association. Bishop Jones has served as an endorsing official since January 2007 and is the founding bishop of the Chaplain ministry for the ACNA and is the first Bishop of the Armed Forces and Chaplaincy for the Jurisdiction of the Armed Forces and Chaplaincy (ACNA). Bishop Jones is the Chair Emeritus of the National Conference Ministry to the Armed Forces (NCMAF) and currently serves as Executive Director Of the Chaplain Alliance for Religious Liberty. He and his wife, Connie, make their home in Alabama.