Bishop William R. Jenkins, a passionate and dynamic teacher,
anointed preacher, and visionary, was appointed Diocesan Bishop
of the East Texas Diocese Churches of our Lord Jesus Christ of the
Apostolic Faith, Inc., July 2009.  He was born in Peekskill, New York
in October 1947 to the parents of Elder Rufus and Bessie Jenkins.   

Bishop Jenkins currently serves as pastor of Holy Temple of our
Lord Jesus Christ in Killeen Texas.   

Bishop Jenkins is credit with starting three churches.  The first
church was started in June1973 in West Germany.  The second was
started in Clarksville, Tennessee, and the third was started in
Killeen Texas.   Of course the first church and those that followed
were named “Holy Temple of our Lord Jesus Christ of the Apostolic

While in Germany, Bishop Jenkins served as the Chairman of the
Minority Ministry Council.  The Council consisted of religious leaders
from across denominational lines (Baptist, United Pentecostal,
Methodist, Pentecostal Assembly of the World, Church of God in
Christ and the Church of our Lord Jesus Christ).

Bishop Jenkins also served in the United States Army from January
1967 to September 1989.  He was selected for Sergeant Major (E-9)
but elected to retire.  Military decorations include: Meritorious
Service Medal, Army Commendation Medal, Army Achievement
Medal, and Good Conduct Medal with three Bronze service stars,
NCO Professional Development Ribbon Numeral 3, Army Service
Ribbon, Overseas Service Ribbon, Republic of Vietnam Campaign
Medal, Republic of Vietnam Gallantry Cross Unit Citation Badge with
Palm, and an Expert Rifle Badge.  
My hope for this dynamic organization is to continue our apostolic
legacy, achieve excellence in ministry, and fulfill our destiny in world

Bishop Jenkins is married to Mother Evangeline Jenkins.  They have
five children: Kammye, William, Kendra, Everett, and Warren.  Bishop
and Mother Jenkins have been blessed with five grandchildren.

Education Pursuits include the following:

  • September 2004 - February 2005 - Pastoral Theology, WL
    Bonner College, Columbia SC.

  • February 1999, received certification as a Psychotherapist from
    the American Psychotherapy Association (APA).

  • August 1994 - May 1996, pursuit of Masters of Science degree
    in Psychology, University of Mary Hardin-Baylor, Belton, Texas.

  • August 1993 - August 1994, pursuit of Masters of Science
    degree in Counseling Psychology University of Central Texas,
    Killeen, Texas.

  • July 1991 - December 1992, Bachelors of Science degree in
    Social Science, University of Central Texas, Killeen, Texas.

  • May 1978 - May 1981, Associate of Science Degree in Business
    Management, Austin Peay State University in Clarkesville,

  • October 1976 - October 1978, Studies in Social Psychology at
    the University of Maryland European Division.
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