Ricky was born and raised in Jackson, Mississippi. After college, Ricky continued to work in ministry with a myriad of churches and community organizations. He’s enjoyed traveling the country preaching God’s word. In 2001, he moved to Oakland, California, to serve as senior pastor of Emmanuel Church. After his years in Oakland, Ricky moved to Memphis, TN, to serve as a Campus Pastor for Fellowship Memphis Church. Fellowship is a gospel-centered, multi-ethnic church bringing together people of all backgrounds for the worship of God. Ricky served in Memphis from 2008 to 2013. While in Memphis, Ricky met, pursued, and married his lovely wife April! Ricky and April moved to Chicago in 2013 to pursue a PhD at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School in Historical Theology.
The Jenkins’ moved back to Memphis in 2015. Ricky serves Fellowship Memphis as a Teaching Pastor/ Scholar-in-Residence. Along with raising their son Camden, the Jenkins’ love pouring into the people they’re discipling, hosting friends new to their church community, and getting out of the country to serve the nations as often as the Lord allows.