Bio: Pastor Charles Jenkins

Wednesday, May 12, 2010  |  Updated 5:15 PM CDT
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Charles Jenkins is best known as a trailblazer, connector, community leader, advisor, songwriter, and dynamic communicator. With wisdom well beyond his 34 years of life, he is respected and revered for his innovative thinking, contemporary leadership, business savvy and holistic approach to ministry.

As pastor of the historic Fellowship Missionary Baptist Church founded by Reverend Clay Evans, Jenkins has quadrupled weekend attendance, and implemented an innumerable amount of ministries and programs that impact thousands.

Jenkins is committed to underserved communities, leading initiatives that promote education, economic development, economic empowerment and wealth creation. He is orchestrates humanitarian initiatives while mobilizing individuals, organizations, and communities toward noble causes.
 
Demonstrating that a strong leader must first be a humble servant, Jenkins serves on a number of corporate, educational, governmental and religious boards. Some of boards include Clear Channel Chicago Advisory Board, Advocate Health Advisory Board, The Hilliard Vocational Institute, Illinois Attorney General Advisory Board, Illinois Treasurer Advisory Board, and Daystar School Board of Directors. Jenkins also serves as a State Commissioner on the Illinois Juvenile Justice Commission working to ensure accountability to the Federal Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention.
 
Jenkins has received many awards, citations, and honors including one of Morehouse College’s highest honors being inducted into The Dr. Martin Luther King Board of Preachers and Scholars.
 
He is a graduate of Moody Bible Institute earning a Bachelor of Science in Christian Education and he is also a graduate of Trinity Evangelical Divinity School with a Masters of Art degree in Religion.
 
Jenkins is married to Dr. Tara Rawls-Jenkins and has two young daughters, Princess and Paris, and one son, Charles Jenkins III.

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