John Jones serves as the principal executive officer for GuideStone Funds, which includes overseeing and leading the fund management team. He is also the executive vice president and chief operating officer for GuideStone Financial Resources, the parent organization of GuideStone Funds, and serves on GuideStone's Committee on Socially Responsible Investing.
Mr. Jones joined GuideStone in 1989 as the chief investment officer of GuideStone Capital Management, LLC, the investment adviser to GuideStone Funds. In this role, he was responsible for leading the portfolio management team in the oversight of GuideStone's performance-driven, values-based mutual funds. After several successful years, Mr. Jones was promoted to his current position as chief operating officer of GuideStone Financial Resources and elected as president of GuideStone Funds in 2001.
Prior to assuming his responsibilities at GuideStone, Mr. Jones held the position of senior vice president and head of the Institutional Trust Division for InterFirst Bank, currently Bank of America. He also has prior experience with a major life insurance company in the development, marketing and administration of employee benefit plans.
Mr. Jones holds a Bachelor of Business Administration degree from Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Texas, where he now serves as an associate board member for the Cox School of Business. He also holds the Chartered Financial Analyst® and Chartered Life Underwriter® designations.