Bob Jones 1883 – 1968 Bob Jones, Sr. was an American evangelist and the founder of Bob Jones University in Greenville, South Carolina. Bob Jones was a manly preacher whose theme was _Do Right!_ “Though the stars fall, do right!” he said. Bob Jones was born in Alabama. He was converted at the age of 11 and began preaching among the Methodists when he was 15. He was a Christ-exalting, sin-condemning preacher.