Rebecca Jones was the fourth of five children born to Dr. and Mrs. Edmund Clowney. In 1971, she graduated from Wellesley College and married Dr. Peter Jones. In late 1973, they left for France where Peter taught in the Reformed Seminary in Aix-en-Provence. Peter and Rebecca helped start a Christian school, and a church-plant, while Rebecca helped found an organization to teach Cued Speech, a tool effective in helping their deaf daughter, Gabrielle.
In 1991, with their seven children, they moved to Escondido, California, where Peter accepted a teaching position at Westminster Seminary in California. Rebecca has always considered her role as wife and mother to be her chief calling but has been able to dedicate more time to ministry outside the home as the children have grown. Rebecca taught kindergarten for a time, and graduate writing skills at Westminster Seminary for four years. She has been an editor and is a published author. Her publications include a variety of articles, a children’s novel (A Dark Ride, 1995) and a book, Does Christianity Squash Women? (Broadman & Holman, 2005). She acts as editor, secretary, office manager for truthXchange.
Rebecca has served on the board of the San Diego Christian Writers Guild, and the Council for Biblical Manhood and Womanhood. She is an active member of her church, where she regularly teaches on the women’s Bible study team. Occasionally, she speaks for women’s retreats and conferences. She and Peter have fifteen grandchildren.