Dr. Tara Jenkins is a native of Jackson, TN. After failing a 12th grade course that prevented her from participating in her high school graduation, her educational journey became one of resilience and determination. She is now a 1997 graduate of Clark-Atlanta University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Communications. She is a 1999 graduate of Moody Bible Institute with a Master of Arts degree in Biblical Studies. Then, in December 2005, she became a graduate of Southern Baptist Theological Seminary with a Doctorate of Education in Leadership. Her dissertation topic was “The Identification of Essential Components for Equipping Pastors’ Wives for Ministry.”
Jenkins is a dedicated wife, mother and leader. Jenkins has been married for fifteen years to Pastor Charles Jenkins, pastor of the historic Fellowship Missionary Baptist Church of Chicago, which was founded by the legendary Dr. Clay Evans. As the First Lady of the over 7,000 member congregation, Jenkins provides leadership to the Daughters of Royalty Women’s Ministry. She is the proud mother of three beautiful children, Princess Alexandria, Paris Victoria and Charles Jenkins III.
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