Jerry Jenkins, host of longest-running Alabama religious program, dies at 74 (Updated)
Updated: See video below of the memorial service.
“This is a good man!” said Jeff Jenkins, minister of the Lewisville Church of Christ in Texas, in a moving blog post about his father.
“A giant and a prince in Israel has died…10:44pm,” said Dale Jenkins, minister of the Spring Meadows Church of Christ in Spring Hill, Tenn., in a Twitter post announcing his father’s Sunday night death.
For 44 years, Jerry A. Jenkins, 74, served as minister of the Roebuck Parkway Church of Christ in Birmingham, Ala., and host of the “The Living Word” television broadcast, the longest-running religious broadcast in Alabama. Read Jenkins’ full obituary.
Fox 6 in Birmingham reports:
BIRMINGHAM, AL (WBRC) – The minister of Roebuck Parkway Church of Christ and host of Birmingham’s longest running religious television program, The Living Word, passed away on Monday night.
The church said Jerry Jenkins died after an extended hospitalization. He was 74 years old.
Read the full story.
FeedbackBrother Jenkins was indeed a good man. I can remember sitting in his New Converts class at Woodlawn Church of Christ over thirty years ago. He loved to teach new Christians. I had the privilege to not only sit at his feet when he taught classes and preached but was able to know him more personally as I spent time in their home as I hung out with Jeff, his son. He was just a lot of fun to be around. My last time of seeing him was on a trip to Belize just a few years ago. I recall him making jokes as we traveled down a river to visit some of the Mayan ruins. Jerry loved Belize. He and the church at Woodlawn and later Roebuck Parkway introduced me and later my wife, Robin, to mission work by inviting us to go to Belize. That led to our decision to spend part of our lives on the mission field. May God comfort his family and the church members at Roebuck Parkway with whom he has shared so much of his life. And may his work continue through his sons and daughter.
-Lowell Anthony WhiteLowell WhiteOctober, 28 2010we are sorry to hear that Jerry Jenkins passed away
he is a very good man … done great work for the lord
God will give to good comfort and his family and his soul.
AP.INDIAK.RAJENDRAKUMAROctober, 30 2010