Sam Jones Joins ATCM Board of Directors

Veteran banker, Sam Jones, joined the Adult & Teen Challenge MidSouth (ATCM) Board of Directors this month. The announcement was made by David McNabb, president of the local nonprofit.

Jones is the Chattanooga Market President of BancorpSouth Bank and a 44-year banking veteran in the Chattanooga market, having served with local and regional banks.

Sam Jones

“Sam is an important addition to our board as we pursue critical initiatives identified through the strategic planning process,” says McNabb. He adds that among the initiatives is the goal to grow and engage board members. “We’ve got a lot of work to do and we know many hands make for light work. Sam brings a humble spirit and some strong hands for the work ahead.”

In addition to the ATC board, Jones serves on the Advisory Board of the United Way and was a previous board member of the local Boy Scouts of America, Junior Achievement of Chattanooga, Chattanooga Neighborhood Enterprises, the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga Alumni Board, and the Chattanooga Hamilton County Cancer Society.

Jones holds a BA from the University of Tennessee-Chattanooga and is a graduate of the LSU Graduate School of Banking and Commercial Lending School at the University of Virginia.

Jones is married to Beth, who serves as the Executive Director at Southeast Tennessee Development District. They have two grown children, Stacy and Will and one very special Grandson, Liam.

Adult & Teen Challenge MidSouth (ATCM) is a residential, faith-based nonprofit headquartered in Chattanooga, TN, serving adults 18-50 struggling with addiction. Since its beginning by founder David Wilkerson on the streets of New York in 1958, the mission of ATC is to provide freedom from addiction and other life-controlling issues through Christ-centered solutions. The result is radical life-transformation. A 2019 study showed 78% of program graduates were maintaining freedom from addiction. For more information on Adult & Teen Challenge MidSouth, visit or call 423.756.5558.