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In the Spotlight: Ross Jenkins

Ross Jenkins

By Lauren Moye

BPC Staff Writer

Name: Ross Jenkins

Current Ministry: Church Revitalization (BCM) - Pulpit Supply (mainly Ailey Baptist Church)

                                                                     

Testimony: “I’ve actually been baptized three times. I grew up in the same church, and went forward the first time at age 5 with no clue what I was doing. I didn’t understand what salvation was. At 13 I came forward again. That was because of my brother, and I was baptized again. Trust me, at the age of 16 is when God really shook me and told me that everything I had been doing had been for show and because [I was told] “it was the right thing to do.” I had not actually met Christ face-to-face, and had never had a true change of heart.”

 

Call to Ministry: “That happened a year after of my salvation. I was at a men’s retreat at Norman Park, because I had just started working with a local youth director at church while trying to figure out where I was supposed to be. Through that, God used those experiences to show me where I was supposed to be and that He had been equipping me for some time for that. That was just the start. I’ve been involved in Baptist Collegiate Ministries (BCM) since then. I’ve been able to serve in the local community, in a local youth group at First Baptist Church of Lyons, and I’ve developed a love for the academic study of the Bible. I want to go to seminary and pursue a degree that will allow me to enter into both pastoral ministry as well as allow me teach at the collegiate level.”

What lessons has God shown you recently? “Vulnerability. He has shown me the importance of being vulnerable and admitting my incompetence. With an inability to function without Christ, we must embrace the fact that without Him we are nothing. Also, the importance of service. Instead of just serving to be noticed, serving because you esteem others as better than yourself.”

 

How has BPC impacted your faith? “How has it not? The smallness of the campus has really challenged me with personal character. Since everyone knows everyone, one mistake is noticed by all, so it’s been a challenge to not only maintain a reputation but also a personal character that backs up that reputation. I’ve also had the greatest experience with faculty I could have imagined - not only through learning how to learn and how to research, but also by following their examples. The faculty has really served as mentors and their accessibility has been crucial in my growth. Through organizations such as BCM, or Student Activities, I’ve found opportunities to serve. It’s amazing what happens when you serve other people and try to do it selflessly. It’s amazing to see how God grows you through those experiences. This campus has afforded me with many of those opportunities.”

 

Ross Jenkins is a Christian Studies major. He expects to graduate in May 2014.

The mission of Brewton-Parker College, a Georgia Baptist college, is to develop the whole student through the application
of Biblically-centered truth to a liberal arts curriculum in a community of shared Christian values.
 
Brewton-Parker College is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award associate and baccalaureate degrees. Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 or call 404-679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of Brewton-Parker College.
 
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March 12, 2014 2:53 PM