No one could accuse Jimmy Joe Steenbergen of not living an interesting life. He was a Southern Baptist minister, a stage actor — most notably with Hip Pocket Theatre — a civil-rights activist, and in his 70s, he traveled the West Coast in an RV.
Mr. Jones covered televangelists, the upheaval among Southern Baptists and the schism of the Episcopal Diocese of Fort Worth. He wrote about Hindus, Muslims and Buddhists, including several stories about the Dalai Lama. He covered popes and the tragic mass shooting at Wedgwood Baptist Church in Fort Worth.