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Our leadership team
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Major Gwyn Edward Jones

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Major AnnMarguerite Begonia Jones

MAJORS GWYN and ANNMARGUERITE JONES

Majors Gwyn and Ann Jones were appointed as Corps Officers (Pastors/Ministers) of the Concord Community Church of The Salvation Army in July 2018.

Gwyn's love for adventure - rock climbing, cycling, traveling - brought him to America from the U.K. when he was 23 years old. After a couple of summers working at a Salvation Army Camp, he accepted a position in a Salvation Army Church (corps) before entering The Salvation Army's College for Officers' Training in Rancho Palos Verdes, CA. He used to restore antique furniture before his vocational ministry. He says, "Before I used to restore furniture, but now I have the privilege of helping to restore lives." His first appointment as an Assistant Officer (minister) was in Phoenix, AZ.

AnnMarguerite loves "nerdy things" - brain games, puzzles, spelling games, escape rooms and fun office supplies. She also loves creating things and walking barefoot along sandy beaches. She met her husband while she was the Youth Pastor at a Salvation Army Church while a full-time student at Grand Canyon University. After graduating with a BA in Christian Studies and a Minor in Music in Piano Performance, she also followed her calling and attended the same College for Officers' Training. They were married after she was commissioned and also ordained as an officer (minister) in The Salvation Army.

They have been in ministry as a married couple for 21 years. They have four children - 2 boys and 2 girls - ranging from 9 to 19 years old, so it is a very busy household. As a family, they love worshipping, working and playing together. Gwyn's family is originally from South Wales and AnnMarguerite's family from the Philippines passing through the Hawaiian Islands. The love of God, family, music and food bring their cultures together. They've had a variety of appointments and experiences which have helped shape them into who they are today. They know that they are still on their own spiritual journeys and there is always room for growth. Therefore, they are grateful for God's grace in their lives and feel humbled and privileged to serve the present congregation in Concord and its surrounding communities.