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     Pastor Joel Jenkins was born and raised a preacher’s kid in a Christian family in metro-Detroit. While visiting Word of Faith at the age of 14, he made a decision to make Jesus Christ the Lord of his life. Pastor Joel’s passion for teaching young people began when he was just a teenager himself helping his younger cousins navigate homework and life.

     He is a graduate of Eastern Michigan University where he obtained his Bachelor of Science degree in Education. Upon graduation, he served as a schoolteacher for 5 years and the Youth Leader at his local church. During that time, he met his wife, Minister Kristina Jenkins. Pastor Joel and Minister Kristina are the proud parents of Andrew, Austin, and Alyssa.

     Pastor Joel is a 2014 graduate of the Pistis School of Ministry and has previously served as Youth Pastor at Faith4Life Church in Dallas, TX, as well as Pastoral Care Minister and Church Online Pastor here at Word of Faith. He is a “sneakerhead” who enjoys working out, music, literally all sports, teaching and sharing God’s Word, and helping young people find their place in the world.

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