Pastor Donald Jenkins
The Reverend Donald Jenkins is pastor of St. Paul United Methodist Church in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. Prior to serving at St. Paul, Pastor Jenkins served the Gordon Memorial United Methodist Church (1990-1993), Nashville, Tennessee; Seay Hubbard United Methodist (1984-1990), Nashville, Tennessee and Scott's Chapel United Methodist Church (1981-1984), Shelbyville, Tennessee. He also served as a student assistant pastor at the First United Methodist Church (1980-1981), Harvey, Illinois.
Pastor Jenkins is a native of Kansas City, Kansas. He is a graduate of the Kansas City, Kansas public schools, American Baptist College (1978), Nashville, Tennessee and Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary (1981), Evanston, Illinois.
Since 1993, Pastor Jenkins has lead St. Paul United Methodist Church in discovering the joy of dynamic worship, becoming active in community ministries that target real needs, thirsting to learn more about the Bible, taking risks of faith, trying new things and encouraging church members to discover and use their God given talents and spiritual gifts. The church has active ministries for all ages and several significant outreaches into the community. While modestly, St. Paul Church has reversed its more than 30 year trend of an annual net loss in membership.
Pastor Jenkins’ goal is to reach church members and persons looking for a church home with a message of hope for everyday living. He believes that God is looking for persons to mature in the faith and to be visible examples of Jesus Christ.
Pastor Jenkins is a clergy member in full connection in the Western North Carolina Conference of the United Methodist Church.
Pastor Jenkins is married to Denise A. Jenkins, a native of Nashville, Tennessee. They are the parents of one daughter, Brittany. Pastor Jenkins is also the father of three adult children, Donald, Daniel, and Yvonne.