Jim Jones - Senior Pastor

Rev. James Grady Jones, Jr. comes to us from Lea’s Chapel United Methodist Church in Roxboro, NC where he served as Student Pastor while completing his Masters in Divinity at Duke University.

During that time Jim’s devotion to serving rural churches led to a Rural Ministries Fellowship awarded to him by The Duke Endowment, one of only 5 awarded that year.

Prior to entering into the ministry full-time, Jim ran a successful rental equipment business in Siler City.  A true North Carolinian, born on base at Camp Lejeune and growing up in Jacksonville, Gastonia and Greenville, Jim graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill with a B.S. in Zoology and along with his wife, Susan, remains a loyal Tarheel fan.

Rev. Ronald Thomas, Sr. - Student Pastoral Associate

Rev. Ron Thomas comes to us as an ordained Pastor having received a Masters of Christian Studies degree from Union University in 2015. He has been admitted to Duke Divinity School and will be serving as our Student Pastoral Intern this summer as part of his field education requirement while seeking his Masters in Divinity. Rev. Thomas also serves as the Senior Pastor at the Baptist State Convention church plant, The Church at North Carolina in Chapel Hill. He has extensive ministerial experience having served as an Elder, a Deacon, Youth Minister, Sunday School Teacher, and Covenant Care Pastor. In addition, he has worked as a speaker at Caraway Conference Center and is a Board Member of the Durham County Juvenile Crime Prevention Commission.

Prior to entering ministry full-time, Ron worked in the IT field as a Planning and Systems Analyst. He is married to Azillee C. Thomas who also serves as Co-Pastor of the Church at North Carolina. They have four children: Ron Jr (wife Simone), Nicholas, Daniel, and Kelly Janay. Mount Pleasant UMC is blessed to have Rev. Thomas with us this summer.

Susan Kilgore Jones - Communications Specialist

Susan serves as the Web Master and Social Media liason for Mount Pleasant, keeping us all up to date on the meetings, announcements and happenings of the church. Originally trained as a research scientist, she managed a major research laboratory at UNC until her recent retirement.  While with the university Susan also trained in project management, data management and web development. She has authored over 25 scientific publications and mentored numerous budding scientists by encouraging and editing their work for publication.

If you would like to submit photos or items for the church website or Facebook page, please email her by clicking her name above.




  October 2017  
Upcoming Events




Acts Bible Study
6:30 PM
meeting in the Adult Sunday School room


Trunk or Treat
4:00 PM to 6:00 PM




Acts Bible Study
6:30 PM
meeting in the Adult Sunday School room