Chris Jones

Executive director

Chris Jones has served in some form of ministry for over 17 years.  After receiving his B.A. in Pastoral Christian Ministries with an emphasis in Pastor Care from Oral Roberts University, Chris took an associate pastorate in Anniston, AL where he met his wife Priscilla.  Together they ministered in music, to youth, and to college and career singles.  For the past 6 years, Chris has been the chaplain/program manager at the Augusta Rescue Mission.  Upon the retirement of Rusty Marsh, Chris now serves as the Executive Director.  Chris enjoys teaching, writing, and counseling.

Chris Jones - Augusta Rescue Mission

Jerry J.D. Doyle

Operations Manager

J.D. is a living testimony of how Christ can rebuild a broken life.  He came to the mission in 2011 as a man needing a second chance.  He entered the Residential Program, and through patience and a lot of hard work, he successfully made it through all three phases.  He spent about a year in Phase III, and served as a volunteer overnight leader.  When the position for Operations Manager came available, J.D. was chosen as the newest addition to the A.R.M. team.  J.D. enjoys reading and studying theology and is also a fulltime crew leader for a family owned roofing company.


Amanda Lonaker

Admin. Assistant

Amanda is an Augusta native and has been serving at A.R.M. for almost a year and a half.  Her daily responsibilities include maintaining the business office, handling monetary donations, and assisting the Executive Director. She has a heart after God and for broken people and is currently completing her certificate in Advanced Discipleship Training through Christian Life Today.  Amanda enjoys reading, encouraging people, and serving in Christian ministry.

Amanda Lonaker

Steve Demers

Kitchen Manager

Steve is a graduate of the Augusta Rescue Missions Residential Worker Program, and he is the newest member to the A.R.M. team.  With years of restaurant management experience under his belt, he voluntarily served as a kitchen crew leader until he completed the program and was offered the job as Kitchen Manager.  Steve enjoys listening to Bible teaching tapes and is really into Bible Research.