Dale Jenkins as of 2019
Dale was born in Hamilton, Alabama and grew up in Birmingham.
In 1982 Dale married Melanie Romine. She is his earthly inspiration. Melanie’s dad is Gerald Romine who has preached at the Roanoke, AL church over 60 years.
Dale and Melanie have two sons, Philip and Andrew. Philip and his wife Laura work with the Mount Juliet Church of Christ. They have two children Lucas and Holley. Andrew and his wife Kadee work with the Woodson Chapel Church of Christ. They have one daughter, Mamie Grace.
Dale is the minister of the Spring Meadows Church of Christ in Spring Hill, TN. He began his work there in 2007 and has been the only preacher for that congregation. The church began meeting with 40 people and grew to over 500 in attendance.
Prior to Spring Meadows, Dale preached the previous 20 years at the Granny White church (now the Church of Christ in Green Hills) in Nashville and the Hamilton, AL congregation.
Dale has authored and/or edited over 50 books and authored hundreds of published articles. He is a staff writer for BrotherhoodNews.org. He served for five years as the editor of 21st Century Christians adult material and writes adult VBS material for Promise Publications and the study books for Maywood Christian Camp.
He serves on the boards of Heritage Christian University, Maywood Christian Camp, and Exposure Youth Event. Dale also serves on the advisory boards of International Gospel Hour and Freed-Hardeman University.
He is one of the founding partners of The Equip Network and hosted iPreach and MinistryGeek podcasts.
Dale is the emcee for Challenge Youth Conference, Exposure Youth Camp, and one of the emcees for Lads to Leaders.
He conducts the Middle Tennessee Ministry Luncheon each month in Nashville, TN.
He has spoken on the lectureships of Freed-Hardeman, Heritage Christian, Faulkner, Harding, Oklahoma Christian, Bear Valley School of Preaching, Memphis School of Preaching, Lipscomb, ReCharge and Polishing the Pulpit in addition to making preaching trips to over 30 countries. Dale preaches between 200-300 times annually.
Dale, along with his brother Jeff, founded and run TheJenkinsInstitute which conducts seminars, webinars, blogs and conferences designed to serve, encourage and equip ministers. Dale is the curator of The Scoop Blog. They are most proud of their efforts with the BETTER Conferences and First Years.
Years ago my secretary wrote my bio for me. Every time it would be used I would cringe. It made me sound good - and I’m not. Like a list of where I’ve been, what I’ve done, board I serve on and things I’ve written give me worth. I want you to know that I'm uncomfortable with all the above if any of it makes me sound good or worthy. My worth comes from Jesus who invested in me a price beyond amazement. And if I contribute anything it is because His power is made strong in my weakness. “For when I am weak, then I am strong.”
I’m proud of the others in my life: My wife who is the best person I know. My sons who love the Lord. My daughter-in-laws who I feel like God made just for my boys. My brother and nephews who preach. The rest of my family who carry my dad’s good name nobly. My preaching brothers who encourage me. My congregation who loves me and tolerates me. I am blessed and hopefully I can repay those blessing by blessing others.
I'm blessed to be a part of the Spring Meadows Church of Christ, The Jenkins Institute, Heritage Christian University and Maywood Christian Camp. You can ask me anything you want to at firstname.lastname@example.org.