Larry and his wife have worked in Bible translation for more than 40 years. They served with SIL Indonesia as linguistics specialists, translation facilitators, and translation consultants for 12 years, after which Larry went on to serve as Indonesia branch director and Asia area director. He joined Seed Company in 2008 as senior vice president for field programs and was appointed senior vice president for Bible translation in 2011. In September 2020, Larry was appointed president and chief executive officer. He holds a bachelor’s degree in classical Greek and a doctorate in humanities, with a concentration in linguistics. The Joneses, married 42 years, have three children and four grandchildren. They live in the Dallas/Fort Worth area.