Pastor Ty Jones, a former professional rodeo cowboy, was saved after a dramatic encounter with God in 1972. Not knowing if God existed, Ty cried out to Him, asking Him to change his life. This life changing moment propelled him into a position to minister at rodeos and churches by sharing his testimony and preaching the word of God. God has given Pastor Ty a vision and a tremendous passion to reach the Western world and others with the Gospel in a way that is simple to understand. Pastor Ty and his wife Lou Ann are following the call that God has placed on their lives to reach the lost and equip believers to live a full and abundant life in Jesus Christ.
Through his faith Ty began a successful cattle-buying business that covers the entire southwestern United States. In 2000, Ty and his wife began Amarillo Cowboy Church, in Amarillo, Texas as an outreach to the western world. The church, now known as Arena of Life Church, is home to more than eight hundred members and has also produced churches in Texas, New Mexico, and Kansas as well as international churches in Uganda and Mozambique. Thousands have been saved, healed, and delivered through their ministry. Ty has appeared on TBN and other networks. He is the author of the book, Positioned for Purpose, which was released in 2014.