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nice to meet you!

For the past 30 years, Beth Jones has been helping people learn the basics of faith––through writing, speaking and co-pastoring with her husband, Jeff. Through The Basics With Beth, she and the BWB team are passionate and focused on strengthening individuals, small groups, missionaries and church congregations in the Bible basics and giving them tools so they can share the Bible basics with others.

As an author, Beth has written more than 20 books aimed at helping people get the basics! More than 250,000 copies of her flagship book, "Getting a Grip on the Basics" have been sold in America and thousands more have been distributed in more than 24 foreign languages around the world. She also writes The Basics Devo blog (free to sign up!)

As a speaker, Beth teaches the basics in a down-to-earth, humorous and practical way through her weekly podcast and via "The Basics With Beth TV" — which airs on the Pray.com App, the Hillsong Channel, TBN Nejat in the Middle East and on Smart TV platforms including Roku, Apple TV, Amazon Fire TV and Android TV. She is also a regular speaker at Valley Family Church.

Beth founded The Basics University — a growing, online video-based discipleship platform with over 4500 subscribers.

Beth and her husband Jeff are the founders (since 1991) and Senior Pastors of Valley Family Church in Kalamazoo, Michigan, where they minister to thousands of people each week. Together, they have raised four kids who are actively involved in ministry and are now starting their own families. 

Beth received her BA in Communication from Boston University in Boston, MA and received her ministry training at Rhema Bible College in Tulsa, OK. She is licensed and ordained through RMAI.

Connect with Beth:

Facebook: @facebook.com/thebasicswithbeth

Instagram: @intstagram.com/bethjones

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photos & headshots

Need a photo of Beth for an upcoming event? You're in the right spot...we've got options!

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speaking video clips

Need a video clip of Beth speaking to promote a speaking engagement? Check out the highlight reel! 


introducing: annie & zack spangler

Annie and Zack, (Pastor Beth's daughter and son-in-law) have been teaching the Bible basics to adults and students for several years and are also available to speak to your church, young adults, women, men or youth groups.

Feel free to learn more or invite Annie and/or Zack to speak at your event:

[email protected]

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We preach Christ, warning people not to add to the Message. We teach in a spirit of profound common sense so that we can bring each person to maturity. To be mature is to be basic. Christ! No more, no less."