Oakwood Baptist Church
Wednesday, March 12, 2014
Proclaiming God's Word as it is...to People as they are
Senior Pastor, Dr. Charles Jenkins and wife, Lynn
Rev./Dr. Charles Jenkins is a native of Jackson, Mississippi and has been married for over thirty years to Diana Lynn Jenkins, his high school sweetheart.
Dr. Jenkins and Lynn have two adult married daughters and two grandchildren. Lynn Jenkins has been a Registered Nurse for over twenty years and
enjoys catering on the side. Dr. Jenkins and Lynn both reside together here in East Tennessee near the Great Smoky Mountains.
Dr. Jenkins has been pastoring Southern Baptist Churches full time for over twenty two years in Mississippi, Alabama and Tennessee. Dr. Jenkins received
his undergraduate education at Hinds Junior College and the University of Southern Mississippi. Dr. Jenkins continued his seminary and graduate education at
New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary, American Baptist College & Seminary and Covington Theological Seminary. Dr. Jenkins holds two doctorate degrees
in theology and counseling and is the founder and president of Southern Bible Institute (a non-profit mission and Bible teaching organization).
Rev. /Dr. Charles Jenkins currently serves as the Senior Pastor of Oakwood Baptist Church in Knoxville, Tennessee positioned in East Tennessee near the
Great Smoky Mountains. Dr. Jenkins accepted this pastorate in 2008 and enjoys visiting, teaching, preaching and most of all winning people to the Lord Jesus Christ.
One of Dr. Jenkins’ lifelong favorite passages of Scripture is Colossians 1:9-14 - For this cause we also, since the day we heard it, do not cease to pray for you,
and to desire that ye might be filled with the knowledge of his will in all wisdom and spiritual understanding; That ye might walk worthy of the Lord unto all
pleasing, being fruitful in every good work, and increasing in the knowledge of God; Strengthened with all might, according to his glorious power, unto all
patience and longsuffering with joyfulness; Giving thanks unto the Father, which hath made us meet to be partakers of the inheritance of the saints in light:
Who hath delivered us from the power of darkness, and hath translated us into the kingdom of his dear Son: In whom we have redemption through his blood,
even the forgiveness of sins:
Karen Mills, Ministry Assistant
Karen Mills has been the Ministry Assistant at Oakwood Baptist Church since the fall of 2008. Karen has been a long-time member of Oakwood
since her days in the Youth Department. Karen was married to Tom Mills at Oakwood in October of 1983. They have one grown son, Eric.
The days that Karen isn't working in the office at Oakwood, she serves as Program Assistant at Knox County Christian Women's
Job Corps, "A Hand Up For Women", which is a Christian-based program for women with the desire and motivation to lead a more self-sufficient life.
Karen's ministry passion is music and singing. Karen has been a faithful member of Oakwood's Chancel Choir for many years and
also sang for several years in a Contemporary Christian Ensemble, "Hearts Turn".
Psalm 96:1 - Oh, sing to the Lord a new song! Sing to the Lord, all the earth.