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Professor Vita: Perry Jones

Perry T. Jones, Professor, Course 302

Rev. Perry Jones
Executive Director 
Capital City Rescue Mission
Albany, New York


  • Bachelor of Arts in Religion from Trinity College, Dunedun, FL, 1977 
  • Masters Degree in Theology, Grace Seminary, Winona Lake, Indiana, 1982

 Professional Experience

Perry has served as Executive Director of Capital City Rescue Mission in Albany, New York since 1982.

He has helped to develop the Capital City Rescue Mission and to position it to serve greater numbers of people and more divergent needs. Led in the following changes:

  • Operating budget increased from $36,000 to $1,600,000
  • Square footage of facility increased from 7,000 to 45,000 (including a new 37,000 square foot facility)
  • Spiritual discipleship program was established for 25 men
  • Number of emergency shelter beds increased from 17 to 90
  • New Faith Family Center for women and children was opened
  • Mission staff increased from one to thirty-five
  • Free medical clinic was established with part-time nurse practitioner
  • Adult learning center was launched with full-time staff
  • 50,000 square foot warehouse was purchased to supplement present facilities

Ordained to Christian Ministry by First Baptist Church of Westerlo, New York, 1987

Leadership Experience

  • Expansion Committee Chair, Association of Gospel Rescue Missions, 2003 - Present
  • Northeast District President, Association of Gospel Rescue Missions, 2002 - Present, 1990-1994
  • Elder, King's Chapel, Glenmont, New York, 1996 - Present
  • Northeast District Vice-President, Association of Gospel Rescue Missions, 1986-1990


Perry lives in Ravena, New York and is married to Susan, who also works at Capital City Rescue Mission as the Director of Development. They have two children, Andrew and Rachel. Andrew is a computer systems engineer in Connecticut and Rachel is a senior at Philadelphia Biblical University.