Since Apr 18, 2012
Dr. Peter Jones is Associate Pastor at New Life Presbyterian Church (Escondido, CA), Director of truthXchange and Scholar in Residence at Westminster Seminary, CA. Born in Liverpool (and a friend of John Lennons), Peter attended the University of Wales, then did his graduate work in at Gordon Divinity School, Harvard Divinity School and Princeton Seminary.
In 1971, he married Rebecca Clowney and by early 1974, they had moved to France as one of three missionaries commissioned by the first General Assembly of the newly-formed Presbyterian Church in America. For nearly eighteen years, Peter taught at the Reformed Seminary in Aix-en-Provence, while also leading a church-planting team and serving as president of a board that began a Christian school. The Jones family was also privileged to introduce to France a tool for communicating with the deaf, Cued Speech.
In 1991, Peter accepted a position as New Testament professor at Westminster Seminary, CA. The shock of seeing, on his return, the vast spiritual changes that had occurred in the US led him to begin studying the New Age. He began researching, analyzing and writing about the upsurge of pagan spirituality in the US. In 2003, he resigned his teaching position at Westminster Seminary to found truthXchange (originally Christian Witness to a Pagan Planet). Since then, he has worked full-time, speaking and writing about what has now become the spiritual but not religious movement that has so heavily influenced the upcoming generations.
truthXchange equips and empowers the church to communicate the gospel lovingly and effectively to a culture that has lost the crucial distinction between worshiping creation and worshiping the Triune God.
Peter and Rebecca have seven children and numerous grandchildren.
Books by Dr. Peter Jones
The Gnostic Empire Strikes Back (1992), Spirit Wars (1997), Gospel Truth/Pagan Lies (1999), Capturing the Pagan Mind (2003), Cracking DaVincis Code (2004, co-author, James Garlow), Stolen Identity (2006), The God of Sex (2006), One or Two: Seeing a World of Difference (2010) and The Other Worldview (2015)