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Jonathan Stokes joins the Holmes Goodman faculty as engineering tech instructor

Jonathan Stokes joined the Holmes Community College Goodman Campus faculty as an industrial engineering technology instructor. Stokes also serves as head pastor for Benton United Methodist Church. He is going into his fifth year as a pastor for Benton UMC and he has served as a pastor in Mississippi since 2004.

Stokes earned a Master of Divinity from Asbury Theological Seminary in Wilmore, Kentucky; a bachelor’s degree in history from Mississippi State University and an associate degree from East Mississippi Community College. He also earned a two-year vocational certification in precision manufacturing and machining, as well as one-year vocational certification in welding and fabrication from EMCC. Additionally, he completed a semester in automotive technology at Itawamba Community College.

Stokes is also an Ordained Elder in the Mississippi United Methodist Conference, helps with hosting 5th Quarter after Benton Academy’s home football games and has served as a substitute teacher at Benton Academy. In his free time, he enjoys hunting and fishing, as well as working on cars, trucks, motorcycles, tractors and other farm equipment. Stokes loves farming, cooking and working with animals, as well.

Stokes and his wife, Laura, have been married for 24 years and they have four children. Their daughter Elizabeth Stokes Drew is married to Jessie Drew and they have a son, Tyler. The Stokes’ other children include Mary Ann, Seth and Joseph Ray. They also have four fur babies: Bruno, Thor, Loki and Wall-E.


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Goodman, MS 39079, Phone: 662-472-9429,

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Coordinator, M.R. Thorne Vocational-Technical Building, Room 110, Post Office Box 369, Goodman, MS 39079,
Phone: 662-472-9088,
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