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CN Jenkins Memorial Presbyterian Church

Our Mission

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!

Our Values

                                                                                                                                                                                  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.

Pastor T-Portrait


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

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