The Rev. [John Bayley Jones IV], a United Methodist pastor who served in churches throughout the Baltimore and Washington area, died Tuesday of heart failure at Bonnie Blink, the Maryland Masonic Home in Hunt Valley. He was 95.
His lifelong hunger for learning resulted in two bachelor's degrees, the first in 1935 in divinity from Westminster Theological Seminary at what then was Western Maryland College (now McDaniel College). Six years later, he earned his second bachelor's degree in sociology from Western Maryland. The following year, he returned to the seminary and earned a master's degree.
Mr. Jones served as superintendent of the southwest district of the Baltimore United Methodist Church from 1960 to 1964; was pastor of Towson United Methodist Church from 1965 to 1976 and then associate pastor of Frostburg United Methodist Church for about a decade before retiring.