With a Christ-centered focus on nurturing and uplifting the universal community of God through faith and love, we provide spiritual opportunities and tools for all people through our ministries.
This is CN Jenkins
C.N. Jenkins Memorial Presbyterian Church is a multi-generational, family ministry that is called by God and organized to proclaim the good news of Jesus Christ, to minister to the needs of members of the congregation and residents of the community, and to promote peace and justice in the world.
From youth to adulthood, CN Jenkins offers a wide range of ministries, groups and committees to provide opportunities for everyone to share their unique gifts and get involved in the body of Christ.
If you are looking for ways to engage, share your talents, fellowship and worship with a family of believers, we invite you to join us!
CN Jenkins seeks to REACH our community, nation and world by
Recruiting – Matthew 28:19
“Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the father and of the son and of the Holy Spirit.” This area includes the Ministry of Evangelism and church growth.
Responding – Matthew 25:36
“For I was hungry and you gave me something to eat, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you invited me in, I needed clothes and you clothed me, I was sick and you looked after me, I was in prison and you came to visit me.” This area is directed to the Mission of the church and the Ministry of Compassion. Focus areas include benevolence and outreach.
Reviving – Romans 12:1-2
“I will put my Spirit in you and you will live, and I will settle you in your own land.” Nurture and spiritual development are the focus areas. Emphasis is placed upon renewal and energizing both new and current members.
Rejoicing! – Philippians 4:4
“Rejoice in the Lord always; again I will say, Rejoice!” Ministry focus is on Worship and Praise, Training and development, and includes music, prayer, testimonials and cultural affirmation.
Meet Our Pastor
Reverend Dr. David B. Thornton delivered his first sermon as Transitional Pastor of CN Jenkins Memorial Presbyterian Church on Sunday, July 23, 2023.
Most recently, “Pastor T” served as the Transitional Pastor of Lake View Presbyterian Church of Chicago for eighteen months. Serving for over seven years as installed pastor of Chicago’s Sixth Grace Presbyterian Church is what originally brought him to the Windy City in November 2014.
Pastor T was ordained as a Minister of Word and Sacrament in the Presbyterian Church USA in 1991. Throughout the years, he has served as a college chaplain, pastored churches in North Carolina, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania. He has also served as a chaplain for nineteen months at the Pittsburgh Veterans Administration Medical Center as he secured six credits of Clinical Pastoral Education.
Session - Joyce Bolton, Clerk of Session
Sony Anderson Elder Class of 2024
Jackie Caldwell Elder Class of 2025
William Cunningham Elder Class of 2025
Tony Harris Elder Class of 2026
Cynthia King Elder Class of 2026
Shuhurah Lee Elder Class of 2024
Pam Nelson Elder Class of 2026
Shivonia Nyame Elder Class of 2025
Louis Nyemb Elder Class of 2026
Valjean Scott Elder, Assistant Clerk of Session Class of 2025
Mitzi Welborn Elder Class of 2024
Thelma Wright Elder Class of 2024
Board of Deacons - John Purnell, Chair
John Purnell Deacon, Chair Class of 2024
Christiana Metoyer Deacon, Co-chair Class of 2026
Stephanie Braithwaite Deacon, Secretary Class of 2024
Kim Ross Alexander Deacon, Treasurer Class of 2025
Averya Funderburk Deacon Class of 2024
Eugenia Johnson Deacon Class of 2026
Jeanette Prayer Deacon Class of 2026
Sharon Ross Deacon Class of 2025
Gloria Stocks Deacon Class of 2025
Grant Vinson Deacon Class of 2024
Jammie Whittle Deacon Class of 2026
Evelyn Withers Deacon Class of 2025