Once and Future Ministers
L. Bevel Jones III 46C 49T arrived on campus in 1942 as a sixteen-year-old freshman and went on to a long career as a United Methodist minister and bishop. He is being honored with a faculty endowment supported by a gift from the William I. H. and Lula E. Pitts Foundation. The L. Bevel Jones III Chair in the Practice of Ministry at Candler School of Theology will attract scholars to train new ministers with the skills and qualities that Jones embodied during his ministry. The foundation also invested in the Candler Advantage internship program and in the Pitts Theology Library, endowing the Margaret A. Pitts Professor of Theological Bibliography and funding acquisitions in biblical studies, English history and parish life, and church music.