Charles Jenkins was born on December 14, 1975, in Saint Petersburg, FL. He is a graduate of both Moody Bible Institute and Trinity Evangelical Divinity School. After college, he became the pastor of Fellowship Missionary Baptist Church of Chicago, where Clay Evans was the founder.

Rev. Charles and Dr. Tara Jenkins

Jenkins is married to Dr. Tara Rawls Jenkins, and together they have three children, Princess, Paris, and Charles III.

He served as Senior Pastor of Fellowship Missionary Baptist Church (Fellowship Chicago) or (The Ship) from 2000 to 2019.

Charles Jenkins and the late Rev. Clay Evans

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His music career started in April of 2012, with the release of the single “Awesome”, followed by the album The Best of Both Worlds by Inspired People on EMI Gospel in 2012.

The album was his breakthrough release upon the ‘”Billboard magazine charts at No. 41 on The Billboard 200 and at No. 1 on the Gospel Albums chart. The album was rated four stars out of five by AllMusic, and an eight out of ten from Cross Rhythms. His subsequent album, Any Given Sunday, was released in 2015. The album charted on The Billboard 200 at No. 90, and No. 1 on the Gospel Albums chart.

The lyrics version of He’ll Make It Alright continues to garner lots of attention from all age groups. With songs like WAR, once again, his current Keep the Faith is charting the top of major music charts and is a testament to the current times. Check out his website and subscribe to his book “Seasons” How to Grow and Succeed During Times of Transition and participate in the CHARLES JENKINS VIRTUAL MEET & GREET.