Pastor Brian Douglas Jones

May 25, 1948 - September 3, 2008

05/25/1948 - 09/03/2008

Past Services

Sunday September 21, 2008
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Altmeyer Funeral Home- Moundsville Chapel
118 Grant Avenue
Moundsville, WV 26041
304-845-4560 | Directions
Additional Information:

A Memorial Gathering

Sunday September 21, 2008
1:00 pm
Altmeyer Funeral Home- Moundsville Chapel
118 Grant Avenue
Moundsville, WV 26041
304-845-4560 | Directions
Altmeyer Funeral Home- Moundsville Chapel
118 Grant Avenue
Moundsville, WV 26041
304-845-4560 | Directions
Additional Information:

A Memorial Gathering

JONES, Pastor Brian Douglas, 60, of Wheeling, died Wednesday, September 3, 2008 at his home.

Brian was born May 25, 1948 in New York, NY, a son of Bertrand J. and Walborga Obwaller Jones of Oakland, CA.

Jones pastored the Seventh-day Adventist churches of Wheeling and Weirton. He served in several Seventh-day Adventist conferences including Chesapeake, Nevada-Utah, Upper Columbia, Washington and Mountain View where he was the communications director. Also, he had been a chaplain at the Wildwood Hospital in Georgia; served on the staff of the Amazing Facts radio program; spoke on the WWVA Sword of the Spirit radio program; and was the author of six books and principle contributor for three Sabbath School Quarterlies, published by the General Conference of Seventh-day Adventists.

His spiritual devotion is evidenced by his writings and by his continued pastoral work even in the face of debilitating illness. Throughout his tragically brief life he displayed a richness of mind, shown by his intense appreciation of classical music, great literature, and the beauties of nature. His deep love of his family is known to all those close to him.

In addition to his parents, Brian is survived by his wife of 19 years, Elizabeth A. Beard Jones; his daughter, Rebekah Stephanie Jones; and a brother, Bertrand B. Jones of Hedgesville, WV.

Friends are invited to attend a memorial gathering from 12:00 noon until time for the Memorial Service at 1:00 p.m. Sunday, September 21, 2008 at Altmeyer Funeral Home, Lutes & Kirby-Vance Chapel, 118 Grant Avenue, Moundsville, with Pastor Kingsley Whitsett officiating.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Rebekah Jones Educational Scholarship Fund c/o Mt. View Conference, 1400 Liberty St. Parkersburg, WV 26101.

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Mark and Dirce Meyer
8 years ago

Dear Elizabeth,

Our dear friend is resting in

the Lord after a triumphant

and productive life in Christ.

Dirce and I will always

treasure his participation at

our wedding. We listened to

our wedding sermon

by Brian in the car about

four months ago and it was full

of warmth and instruction.

While somewhat shocked at

Brian’s passing, I can’t say

I’m really sad. After all,

he gave his all to

Jesus at His conversion

and he never turned back.

It would seem that the

next logical step for

him is into Heaven and

the presence of His Savior

whom he glorified so consistently,

single-mindedly and

passionately in his life.

Where is the sorrow in that?

We hope this e-mail will

be a comfort to you

and Rebekah. Let us know

if there is anything we

can do. We can be

reached by e-mail at

Your friends in Christ,

Dirce and Mark

Kim and Ron Casto
8 years ago

Dear Elizabeth,

Im so sorry to hear of your loss, and so late after the fact, You both are truly special people and if there is anything we can do to help, now or ever, please don’t hesitate to ask..304-765-7812

Dan Darrikhuma
8 years ago

Elizabeth, My heart goes out to you in this time of grief. The Lord used Brian and you to minister to me during a very impressionable time in my life. I can still remember going to Bible studies with the both of you and remember the day you both were married. Thank you for allowing God to use you both in my life.

Julian and Sarah Beard Wheeler
8 years ago

Originally emailed on Sept. 3, 2008:

Rebekkah, Elizabeth,

Sarah and I offer you our most sincere and heartfelt condolences on the passing of our Brother and yor Husband Brian.

Personally, I learned a lot from him and was impressed by his love of life, family, knowledge, and, above all, Jesus.

I will always miss him and hope to meet up with him with the rest of us someday. There will be a lot of work to do in Heaven and I cannot imagine going to work There without Brian’s help and guidance. I know you, Sarah and I will remember Brian in our hearts. And Rebekkah will carry on his qualities as her children and progeny may for years hereinafter.

Brian spoke of how God works in sublime ways. I personally believe that God will help Rebekkah become a better, stronger, and very loving person who will help many in the future due in part to the inspiration borne of Brian’s passing while she is yet a child today. You two are in our prayers.

Elizabeth, please give Rebekkah a big hug on my behalf. May Brian rest in peace.

With Love,


on behalf of Sarah and Julian Wheeler

Christian Rubert
7 years ago

pastor jones, so sad to hear, of his passing. my name is christian rubert and pastor jones was a deep friend of my family (E.g. my mother thaysma). He and his wife elizabeth were very hospitable; they loved entertaining visitors in their home formerly at hedgesville. They were so nice to me, my late sister, mom, and my dad whos still living. Pastor jones was a deeply intellectual man he liked to read old literature (history of the reformation by j.h. merle daubigne) he used to use big words from the pulpit and I Remember his love for the writings of E.G White. He was a good cook i recall. A kind and humble man. he baptized me in 2000 after studying with me first. I miss him.

Christian Rubert
7 years ago

so sad to hear about pastor brian jones passing. my name is christian and me and my family used to know him and his wife elizabeth when they used to live in hedgesville. He was close to my late mom thaysma as a friend and he was very nice to us. a kind and humble man. The jonses’ were a hospitable couple frequently inviting many of visitor back in the day. pastor jones was a good cook and elizabeth loved birds and the zither. Pastor jones baptized me in 2000 after studying with me first. A deeply intellectual man he loved big words from the pulpit, old literature (history of the reformation by jh d’aubigne,)and he loved the writings of mrs e.g. white: spirit of prophecy. He was there for my family through visitation by visiting the hospital when my sister sarah died. i was there when his daughter rebekhah was born and when they came to visit our house. A Wonderful man. He is missed. R.I.P. Good man.