Rev. Henry Eugene Jones
Rev. Henry Eugene (Hank) Jones died October 13, 2007 in Davis, California. He was 83. Hank was born in Venita, Oklahoma on April 27, 1924 and raised in Laurence, Kansas. He retired from serving 20 years in the US Marine Corps in 1961 and attended BIOLA University in preparation for the ministry. He served as Sr. Pastor of Central Bible Church in Costa Mesa from 1961 to 1970 before joining the staff of Campus Crusade for Christ in 1970. Hank, his wife Marjorie, and three of their children, moved to Vietnam in 1970 and ministered to servicemen and women as well as indigenous Christian leaders during the war. When Vietnam closed in 1975, he became the Oceana-Pacific Coordinator for Campus Crusade, opening 15 countries to Campus Crusades ministry, training leaders throughout the South Pacific, and inviting countless leaders to the mission field.
In November of 1979, Hank and Marjorie founded Spiritual Overseers Service International, a mission that has equipped and served national leaders in more than 80 countries.
Hank is survived by his wife, Marjorie; children Myron Jones, Donna Noonan, Ellwood Jones, Dora Jones, and was preceded in death by his youngest daughter, Verda Jeanne Wilson. He has 13 grandchildren, 3 great grandchildren, and a sister, Betty Kuhlman.
Memorial Services will be held at Valley Church, 5063 Maple Rd. in Vacaville, California at 11:00 a.m., Saturday, October 27th. Dr. Richard Frazer, President of Spiritual Overseers Service International is presiding. Services are under the direction of Wiscombes Davis Funeral Chapel, Davis, California.
In lieu of flowers or other contributions, donations can be made to the ministry Hank and Marjorie founded, Spiritual Overseers Service International, PO Box 5985, La Quinta, CA 92248.