Lora Jones was born and raised on a farm near Liberal, Kansas. She earned an accounting degree from Kansas State University in 1986, but the best part of K-State was meeting her future husband, J. L. Jones. They married in 1985, and then furthered their education together at Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, completing their degrees in 1989. With school finally behind them, the young couple soon celebrated the birth of two children, Janessa and Jayden. Living in three states over their twenty years of marriage, J. L. and Lora served the Lord in full-time ministry until tragedy struck the family in 2004. An automobile accident claimed the lives of the entire family—except Lora.
With nothing left of her former life, Lora began the long journey toward finding hope.
Today, Lora Jones is an inspirational speaker. Weaving the stories of Biblical characters with her own life story, she encourages others to renew their faith in God even in difficult circumstances. Her storytelling style enables her to communicate with people of differing backgrounds and denominations, and to audiences of all sizes.
Lora returned to her hometown, Liberal, Kansas, in 2007 to be closer to her extended families. She enjoys quiet mornings in her study chair with a cup of hot tea, long talks with good friends, and traveling across the country sharing the hope of Jesus to wounded hearts.