Meet our candidates for elder

Jon jeffries

Jon Jeffries was born and raised in Rome, Georgia, just a few blocks away from West Rome Baptist Church. He graduated from Georgia Tech University and began working for the Georgia Power Company. He celebrated his retirement in 2018, after 41 years at the organization. His bride, Pam, moved to Rome in the fall of 1978 and graduated from Berry College with an Art Degree. Pam uses her degree now as a self-employed artist. On December 8, they will celebrate their 44th wedding anniversary. 

The Jeffries have two adult children who are married and live out of state. Their daughter, Jessica, is married to Calvin Kurz, and they have two children, Silas (7) and Tobiah (10), and live in Cleveland, Tennessee. Their son, Joshua, is married to Jess and lives in Lakeland, Florida. The Jeffries enjoy working outside around the house, tending to their goats, exercising at Berry College, enjoying time at Lake Hartwell with family, and visiting with their children and grandchildren. 

When asked to describe his heart for West Rome Baptist Church and for the position Elder, Jon said,

“Having grown up at West Rome Baptist Church, we have enjoyed seeing West Rome adapt to the current culture while proclaiming the unchanging Good News of Jesus and equipping our members to answer the call God has placed on their lives. To be an Elder is to be a servant leader that will continue to help West Rome Baptist Church be the church body that God desires.” 

The Jeffries are involved in and around West Rome. They have been members of West Rome Baptist Church since 1978. Jon started working in Student Ministry in 1981 and has enjoyed serving alongside his bride on many youth camps and mission trips. Pam has faithfully served in our children’s/preschool ministry since 1981. Additionally, Jon leads a prayer group on Tuesday mornings and they both serve as Decision Counselors. 

wes timmons

Wes Timmons was born in Morgantown, Virginia and raised in Jacksonville Beach, Florida. He and his family moved to Rome in the fall of 2015. Wes and Randi have been married for 20 years and have five beautiful children: Kallyn (16), Irelyn (13), Cross (9), Bayrden (6), and Oaklen (4). His wife, Randi, served as a public school teacher for 10 years, and now homeschools their children. The Timmons family enjoys studying the Word of God and exploring new towns and trails together! 

Wes played professional baseball for 10 years. He also served as the Head Assistant Baseball Coach for North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State for two years. He currently serves as the Head Baseball Coach at Shorter University, where he has served for the last seven years. 

When asked to describe his heart for West Rome Baptist Church and for the position of Elder, Wes said,

“My heart’s desire is to worship, study, pray, fellowship, and serve anywhere God invites me. West Rome Baptist is the community God called our family to. A place to grow deep roots of faith in the one true living God, to be taught, and to teach. I praise the Lord for the invitation to join the Elders and follow the leading of the Holy Spirit as He guides us into the coming years.”

The Timmons have attended West Rome Baptist Church since 2016 and officially joined the church in 2020. They are highly involved in and around West Rome from serving in the Pre-K 2s classroom, leading a Life Group, or serving with the Youth.