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.