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nice to meet you!

Let me give you a little scoop on our ministry. The Basics With Beth is an outreach ministry of Valley Family Church and we (myself and the Basics team) are all about helping people get the Bible basics, so they can live the life God has designed for them and do the stuff God has prepared for them!

For the past 30 years, it's been my joy to help people learn the basics of faith––through writing, speaking and co-pastoring with my husband Jeff. I am passionate and focused on providing Bible study workbooks and curriculum resources to strengthen individuals, small groups, missionaries and church congregations in the Bible basics -- and empowering them with a tool they can use to share the Bible basics with others.

As an author, I've written more than 20 books aimed at helping people get the basics! More than 250,000 copies of my flagship book, "Getting a Grip on the Basics" have been sold in America and thousands more have been distributed in more than 27 foreign languages around the world. (That makes me really happy!) I also write The Basics Devo for thousands of subscribers (free to sign up!)

As a speaker, I love teaching the Bible basics and I try to do so in a down-to-earth, humorous and practical way. Whether through our weekly podcast on Pray.com and other leading podcast platforms -- or through "The Basics With Beth TV" which airs on the Pray.com App and on Smart TV platforms (Roku, Apple TV, Android, etc.) in English, Farsi and Urdu.  I also love being a regular speaker at our beloved Valley Family Church when in Michigan, and at other events as the Lord leads.

As a teacher, a number of years ago, I felt led to start The Basics University — a growing, online video-based discipleship platform with over 4500 subscribers.

My husband Jeff and I are the Founding Pastors (since 1991) of Valley Family Church in Kalamazoo, Michigan, and we've loved working side-by-side for the past 32 years and ministering to the thousands of wonderful people who call Valley Family Church home. Together, we have raised four kids who are actively involved in ministry and business and are now married and starting their own families. I am a wanna-be golfer and getting better every year.

I received my BA in Communication from Boston University in Boston, MA and received my ministry training at Rhema Bible College in Tulsa, OK. 

Please feel free to connect with me on any of these socials:

Facebook: @facebook.com/thebasicswithbeth

Instagram: @instagram.com/bethjones

Twitter: @twitter.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

Introducing the next generation of basics Bible teachers -- Annie and Zack, (our  daughter and son-in-law) have been teaching the Bible basics to adults and students for several years. They are 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."