Dr. L. Gregory Jones
President of Belmont University

“Our aspirations for the next decade are limited only by our imagination.

We want to be a university that aspires to big dreams–God-sized dreams. Dreams that can transform lives.”

L. Gregory Jones on Belmont's campus

Meet Greg

A celebrated speaker, author, educator and business leader, Dr. Greg Jones believes in supporting communities through hope-inspired leadership and instilling a sense of purpose and entrepreneurial mindset in the next generation. He is dedicated to collaborative bridge-building across diverse perspectives and seeks to leverage his work as a University President to form leaders of character who are committed to helping people and communities flourish.

He speaks all throughout the Middle Tennessee area and beyond on a variety of related topics and is excited about his work across campus and throughout the Nashville community. Under Greg’s leadership, Belmont is furthering its efforts to become the leading Christ-centered University in the world, radically championing the pursuit of life abundant for all people.

Greg’s Writings

Refuge in Melodies —  Facing Challenges with Songs of Praise

Refuge in Melodies — Facing Challenges with Songs of Praise

By Greg Jones “Be filled with the Spirit, as you sing psalms and hymns and spiritual songs among yourselves, singing and making melody to the Lord in your hearts, giving thanks to God the Father at all times and for everything in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ.” -...

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Stories That Shape Us: Transformation through Storytelling

Stories That Shape Us: Transformation through Storytelling

Storytelling is about creating shared experiences that first connect us to one another and then to the world. Stories set a foundation for culture and identity, bringing people together in new ways that spur inspiration and action. As we consider social problems that require massive effort to address, we still start with reaching one other person.

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The Importance of Peer Mentorship in Wellness Programming

The Importance of Peer Mentorship in Wellness Programming

By Adam Pace, Pathway 3 Catalyst & Director of Be Well BU An integrative approach to health and well-being encompasses far more than someone’s physical health and is vitally important to the student experience. College is a time where many students form lifelong...

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Latest News & Updates

Balloons drop on the new Bruin class of 2026 at Matriculation on Sunday, August 21 in the Curb Event Center Arena.

Let Hope Abound with Greg Jones, Can I Laugh On Your Shoulder Podcast

A celebrated speaker, author, educator and business leader, Greg believes in supporting communities through hope-inspired leadership and instilling a sense of purpose and entrepreneurial mindset in the next generation. Under Greg’s leadership, Belmont is furthering its efforts to become the leading Christ-centered University in the world, radically championing the pursuit of life abundant for all people.

A Day to Dream: Fall Festival to finish up the Hope Summit at Belmont University in Nashville, Tennessee, October 25, 2022. Photo by Sam Simpkins

Typology Podcast: Letting Hope Abound with Dr. Greg Jones, President of Belmont University (Type 3)

What an insightful conversation with Ian Morgan Cron on his Enneagram podcast, “Typology.” Take a listen.

Dr. Greg Jones

Believers and doers: A faith-focused approach to social innovation (Religion News Service)

(RNS) — As followers of Jesus, Christians believe in a God who is compassionate and who has created humans in his image — designed for flourishing. By interacting with people of all faiths, and no faith, we Christians are presented with the opportunity to display what faith in action looks like.