About Deacon Chip
Deacon Chip Jones serves as a permanent deacon in the Diocese of Memphis, in West Tennessee. Ordained in 2000, Deacon Chip serves the people of God and the Bishop of Memphis at St. Ann Catholic Church in Bartlett, TN.
Deacon Chip was born in December of 1960 in Atlanta, GA. A life-long Catholic, Deacon Chip attended St. Paul of the Cross Elementary School and Daniel M. Therrell High School in Atlanta, and graduated from the United States Military Academy at West Point, NY, in 1982.
Deacon Chip served on active duty in the U. S. Army for over 10 years, before leaving the service and moving to Bartlett. Deacon Chip and his family (wife, Ann Marie, and four daughters aged 26, 19, 15 and 11) have been residents of Bartlett, and members of St. Ann Church, for 20 years.
This blog hopes to provide an outlet for the musings of one deacon in Memphis, and to provide a forum for commentary on issues of import to the parish, the diocese, and the wider Church.
It is meant to be interactive; I will respond to questions about any of my posts, as well as to questions about life in the parish and the diocese.
It is my prayer that the People of God will be built up through these musings and postings.