Rev. Michael Dwayne Jenkins has served as senior pastor of Trinity Newburgh NY, First United Methodist Church in Torrington CT, Epworth United Methodist Church in the Bronx NY, and was the youth pastor at New Life Community Church New Fairfield, CT.

He is an on-fire charismatic servant of God who loves the Lord, loves people and especially youth. Pastor Jenkins began his ministry as a youth minister/deacon at Jesus Saves' Ministries urban ministry in Bridgeport, CT, where he served for eleven years. He was also the coordinator of Lower Fairfield County and the Greater Bridgeport area for Youth Network Ministries.

Pastor Jenkins has completed several course of study classes, which prepared him for the work of ministry. Pastor Jenkins’ educational background includes studies at North Carolina Agricultural Technical School in business administration. Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology from Grand Canyon University. He holds a certificate in religious studies from Tabernacle Bible Institute in White Plains, NY.

He is a certified pastoral counselor through Saint Francis Academy, Hartford, CT; a certified chaplain in the state of Connecticut through the Danbury Chaplaincy Program; and a certified chaplain at Danbury Hospital. In 2023, Pastor Jenkins completed his Mastrrs of Divinity, Ministerial Leadership program at Drew University.

His favorite scripture is found in Matthew 6:33: “But seek ye first the Kingdom of God and His righteousness and all these things shall be added unto you.” A loving father and son, he is a sports enthusiast. Pastor Jenkins is pursuing full elder’s orders in The United Methodist Church