I was pastoring a church, finishing my Ph.D. dissertation, and about to start teaching. My attitude was that I could tackle anything. Jameson Jones helped me realize that something would have to give, and I realized he was right,” says Turner, who decided to resign his pastorate. He still appreciates the way in which Jones helped him recognize the realities of his new position.
When Greg Jones became dean in 1997, Turner says he sensed that “Greg came back to finish his father’s work. He has the same kind of drive and energy that his father had, and he’s accomplished amazing things here — from the new building to the growth of the faculty.”