Jarrod Jones grew up in the small town of Clanton, Alabama. He entered into ministry as a youth pastor and eventually moved into the role of Adult Teaching Pastor at Mountain Top Community Church in Birmingham. In 2009, the Lord called Jarrod to Grace Community Church, a non-denominational church in rural Washingtonville, New York (with close proximity to West Point Military Academy and New York City). Today, Grace is a multi-site church and, Jarrod preaches five services per weekend. Jarrod has authored four books: Worship (co-authored with singer/songwriter Joel Engle, 2004), The Backward Life: In Pursuit of an Uncommon Faith (Baker Publishing, 2006), The Backward Life student devotional (2009), and 13 Ways to Ruin Your Life 2008). He has also been a special guest on various television shows and contributed to numerous publications. Jarrod and Christie have two sons: Josiah (2004), and Titus (2006), and through adoption from Ukraine in the summer of 2012, two daughters: Marni (2004) and Jubilee (2009).