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Pastor John K. Jenkins Sr.

Pastor John K. Jenkins Sr. has been preaching the Good News since he was licensed as a minister at 15 years old. From an early age, he developed a love for the Lord and felt a call to share the gospel of Jesus Christ.

His pastoral journey began in February 1987 when he was called to serve as the senior pastor at Union Bethel Church in King George, Va. Nearly three years of pastoring at Union Bethel proved to be the training ground for his upcoming assignment. In October of 1988, Pastor Jenkins learned of the passing of his pastor and mentor, Dr. John W. Johnson, from his home church at the First Baptist Church of Glenarden.

One year after Dr. Johnson's passing, Pastor Jenkins returned to First Baptist to become the seventh shepherd. The fruit of his biblically based teaching is evidenced in the growth of church membership from 500 to more than 10,000. Today, an average 11,000 people attend weekly Sunday services between two campuses located in Landover and Upper Marlboro, Md.

A tech-savvy minister, Pastor Jenkins embraces technology to reach souls in a global way. All four of First Baptist's Sunday worship services, Tuesday night Bible study and church events are streamed live via the church website. Pastor Jenkins also ministers to 7,000 viewers who tune in each week online.

With the support of his wife, Trina, and their loving family, Pastor Jenkins is able to expand his ministry beyond the walls of First Baptist.  In addition to his role as senior pastor, he is a trustee at Bethel University and board chairman for Project Bridges and The Skinner Institute. The Skinner Institute was founded in 1992 by the late Reverend Tom and Dr. Barbara Skinner. He also serves as a board member for the Greater Prince George's Business Roundtable, National Association of Evangelicals and a local hospital. For two years, Pastor Jenkins served as vice president/executive director of National Ministries with Converge Worldwide. He was formerly on the boards of Great Dads, Teen Challenge and a local bank.

Under the leadership of Pastor Jenkins, First Baptist founded SHABACH! Ministries, Inc., a 501 (c)(3) arm of the church in 1996. Today he serves as chairman emeritus for SMI, which provides clothing, food, education and other resources to more than 11,000 people in the Washington, D.C., area.

He has traveled across the world preaching and teaching the masses about the love of Jesus Christ. And after pastoring at First Baptist since 1989, he remains steadfast in his quest to “develop dynamic disciples.” He is recognized as a catalyst to help individuals grow into lifelong Christian disciples who follow Jesus Christ. Pastor Jenkins believes that these individuals will impact the world on behalf of the Lord, thereby strengthening families and healing broken hearts along the way.

In 2001, Pastor Jenkins added another credential to his resume when he received an honorary Doctorate of Divinity from Southern California School of Ministry in Inglewood, California. After becoming a licensed pilot in 2002, he takes great delight in flying.

Even with his many obligations, Pastor Jenkins holds his role as family man as the highest treasure. He and his wife are the proud parents of six children and one granddaughter.

 

Pastor's Upcoming Itinerary

Saturday, August 5, 2017 at 5:15 p.m. and
Sunday, August 6, 2017 at 8:30 a.m., 9:45 a.m.,
11 a.m. and 6 p.m.
Pastor Dale Hummel
Event Location: 
Wooddale Church - Eden Prairie Campus
6630 Shady Oak Rd.
Eden Prairie, MN 55344
Contact Person: Anne Hann
Contact Phone: 952-944-6300
www.wooddalechurch.org





Monday, August 7 - Friday, August 11, 2017
Dave Burns
Event Location: 
Mt. Hermon Christian Conference Center 37 Conference Dr.
Felton CA 95018
Contact Person: Daniel Wilson
Contact Phone: 831-335-4466
www.mounthermon.org





Saturday, Sept 2, 2017 at TBD
Pastor Bobby Manning
Event Location:
7234 Lansdale Street
District Heights, MD 20747
Contact Person: Angel Clark
Contact Phone: 301-736-7872
www.fbcdh.org





Sept 6-11, 2017
Pastor Bert Pretorius
Event Location: Irene, South Africa
Contact Person: Lelani Legodi
Contact Phone: +2779 888 3849
www.my3c.tv




Saturday, Sept 16, 2017 at 11 a.m.
Pastor Chester Bellinger
Event Location:
New Canaan Baptist Church
2826 Bladensburg Rd, NE
Washington, DC 20018
Contact Person:  Katrina Berkeley

New Canaan Baptist Church

2826 Bladensburg Rd, NE

Washington, DC 20018





Oct 4-6, 2017 at TBD
Bishop Timothy Clarke
Event Location: 
First Church of God
3480 Refugee Road
Columbus, OH 43232
Contact Person: Yolanda Lewis
Contact Phone: 614-338-8338
1stchurch.net




Friday, Oct. 13, 2017 at 7 p.m. 
Pastor Freddie Davis
Event Location:
4611 Sheriff Road, NE
Washington, DC 20019
Contact Person: Latonya Anderson
Contact Phone: 202-396-8283
www.pilgrimrestbaptistdc.org




Friday, Oct. 20 - 
Sunday, Oct. 22, 2017

Pastor Robert Barriger
Event Location: Lima, Peru
Contact Person: Daniela Torero
Contact Phone: +997552562
www.caminodevida.com





Sunday, Oct 29, 2017 at 8:30 a.m. and 11 a.m.
Pastor Paul Shepherd
Event Location:
Destiny Christian Fellowship
42326 Albrae Street
Fremont, CA 94538
Contact Person: Gwen Pullian
Contact Phone: 510-782-3000
www.destinybayarea.org