The Joneses are a family group based in Wheelersburg,
Ohio. The group is made up of Joy Jones, her son Ryan Jones, nephew
Andy McGinnis, and violinist Abbie Ailes! Joy is blessed and proud
to travel with them as a family group.... Family harmony is like no
other! Ministry is a passion for the group, evident in their performances.
God's anointing is a major emphasis in all their lives and love ministering
to people everywhere!
The group has been blessed to be a part of
National Quartet Convention in Pigeon Forge, TN for the past four
years, and have also experienced God's favor in radio. The first single
release from their latest CD (Come On, Come On) broke into the Singing
News Top 80 at #58.
At age four Joy began singing with her evangelistic
family, The Bales Family. They traveled the United States, Canada,
Haiti, Jamaica, and Mexico from her youth into young adulthood. In
1996 Joy joined New Journey as a featured vocalist on many songs,
including the group's first top ten radio single. During this phase
the group signed with Homeland Records in Franklin, Tennessee and
signed with Parker Music Group booking agency in Nashville. The group
was also invited to be a part of multiple Gaither Homecoming concerts
and videos... which was a tremendous experience. Other appearances
were made on television programs such as TBN, Gary McSpadden's Gospel
Hour, & multiple appearances on Daystar Television Network. In
1999 (while with New Journey), Joy was voted Favorite Soprano
of the Year by the Kentucky Gospel Music Association.
In 2001, New Journey owner John Darin Rowsey
disbanded the group to pursue other career opportunities. During this
time Joy was offered fulltime positions with other nationally known
groups. But Joy felt impressed by God to embark on a solo ministry
(Joy Jones Ministries), enabling her to travel with her husband (Tucker
Jones) and their two young boys. Family was her priority with young
children. They travelled nationally with Joy releasing her first successful
national solo single Do it Afraid. Joy also made multiple
appearances on Daystar Television Network, and churches across the
country. Joy's husband Tucker, now serves as Group Manager & Sound
Joy's son Ryan (20) has been singing since
a very young age. Growing up on the road was a great teacher, with
it becoming a passion for him. For a time Ryan and his older brother
Derec (24) performed on all of Mom's concerts as a duet
The Jones Boys. They recorded multiple CDs, gaining invaluable
experience at a young age. He now attends Ohio Christian University
in Circleville, Ohio to obtain a degree in counseling/psycology. Ryan
also leads the college's Chapel Team there on campus. The college
is ministry-minded and graciously accommodates the group's touring
In 2013, Joy and the boys decided to join
forces and form the family trio, The Joneses. As
a trio they have made appearances on Daystar Television Network and
have continued to travel the country. In 2015, Derec decided to go
off the road. He was recently married and wanted to work in their
local church, along with leading a weekly community youth Bible Study.
Andy McGinnis (34) is from Friendship, Ohio
and too has been involved in Gospel music from an early age. Andy
joined the group in 2015 when Derec made the decision to go off the
road. Andy has been ministering as a talented soloist for the past
6 years and is a very anointed songwriter. Andy's lyrics and voice
have been a blessing to those who have experienced his ministry for
In 2015 the group was blessed to add violinist
Abbie Ailes (23) from Lancaster, Ohio! Abbie has been playing since
the age of 5 and is also very anointed with a passion for music. Abbie's
violin solos are a huge hit with audiences everywhere! She also is
a talented vocalist and joins in with the group on certain selections.
Abbie is a versatile and tremendous addition to the group!
God is blessing and expanding the ministry
to be able to affect more people for the Kingdom! Joy, Ryan, Andy,
and Abbie are excited to see what God's plans are for them and where
HE wants to take them!