Jim Jenkins Ordained
One of the Sabbath blessings at the 2006 Montana Conference Camp Meeting was the afternoon ordination service for Jim Jenkins, pastor of the Bozeman/Whitehall district. A native of Montana, he was born in Great Falls in 1964.
Jenkins first sensed a call to the ministry during his eighth-grade year but those thoughts were put on hold as he finished high school, married Sandy Harris and began raising a family. He taught in the Primary Sabbath School in the Missoula Church, became a deacon and a local elder. Under the guidance of Clarence McKey, Missoula Church pastor at the time, he learned the skills of leadership, visitation and preaching.
Then Perry Parks, former Montana Conference president, called him to be the pastor of the Havre/Shelby/Fort Belknap district, where he served for more than six years.
Jenkins believes that he can see the clear leading of the Holy Spirit in his life. He is grateful for the awesome opportunity to have a part in sharing Jesus with the world and for the call to be a pastor for Him.