Our Present Ministry
In September 1992, Reverend Jerry L. Cannon was installed as pastor of C. N. Jenkins Memorial Presbyterian. As a church who focused upon its ministries and mission, it continued this quest. Under the guidance of Rev. Cannon, emphasis has been placed upon worship, leadership development, and community outreach. In order to meet the spiritual needs of each child and adult in the church, various ministries have been implemented, adding to the numerous activities which were already in place upon Rev. Cannon’s arrival.
The church provides opportunities for engagement in a variety of ministries. They are designed for adults, teens, and younger children. The Christian Education Department has traditionally offered many ministerial options for youth and children. During the tenure of Rev. Cannon, new programs for children have been implemented including JAM (Jesus and Me), Children’s Church, Cheerleaders, and the Dance Ministry.
Adult ministries offer members opportunities which enable them to enhance their personal walk of faith.
Numerous training programs, such as the Lay Ministry Training Program, are provided for both new and experienced members for the purpose of nurturing and uplifting the spirit and mind. Church Policy classes are now taught prior to the installation of new officers. Bible Study is offered during the day and night. A traditional ministry of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) includes the Presbyterian Women. Many men in the church are members of the Men’s Council. These groups serve as missionary outlets for adult members. They sponsor a variety of programs, including Hospice support by the Presbyterian Women and an annual community fellowship meal by the Men’s Council.
C. N. Jenkins believes that it must minister to those persons inside and outside of its physical structure. Such activities include a partnership with the Women’s Shelter of the Salvation Army, Rebound Christian Center, Hope Haven, AA and NA. It is also a host and sponsor of an AARP Chapter.
Worship continues to be the center of congregational life, focusing upon prayer, praise, music and preaching. The ministry currently offers two worship services in an increased attempt to meet the needs and demands of a growing congregation. The motto of the church, “Actively Walking and Working In Christ,” provides direction and focus for mission and ministry. Weddings, baptism, revivals and community programs continue to produce new life in our church. The church strives to be spirit-led in all of its endeavors and Christ-centered in the fulfillment of the charges which Jesus has given this body. By God’s grace and ever-increasing faith of its members, the future of C. N. Jenkins will continue to shine as brightly as it has in its past, thereby continuously ensuring the future of this worshiping community.