Funeral arrangements for Dr. Kenneth Wayne Jenkins

(The Jenkins Family & Hixon Brothers, Pineville) - Services for Dr. Kenneth Wayne Jenkins will be held at 1:00 p.m., Friday, November 16, 2018, at Guinn Auditorium, with Reverend Sammy Tippit, Reverend David Denton and Reverend Roy Jones officiating.

Dr. Kenneth Wayne Jenkins

Burial will be in Greenwood Memorial Park, under the direction of Hixson Brothers, Pineville.

The family requests that visitation be observed Thursday at Calvary Baptist Church, Alexandria from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. and will continue on Friday from 12:00 p.m. until time of service at Guinn Auditorium.

Dr. Kenneth Wayne Jenkins, 70, of Pineville passed from this life, November 13, 2018, at his residence. He was preceded in death by his parents, Erval J. and Christina Larch Jenkins.

Those left to cherish his memory include his wife, Martha Jones Jenkins, daughters, Deanne J. Denton and husband, David; Denyse J. Holt and husband, Fred; Delaine J. Van Dyke and husband, Chris; and Dawn J. Pathoumthong and husband, sons. Brothers Gene Jenkins and wife, Lynn; Barry Jenkins; and Randy Jenkins and wife, Debbie. Sixteen grandchildren: Victoria LaCaze and husband, Chaston, Zachary Fleming and wife, Hailey, Caroline Weatherford and husband, Cameron, Hannah Verzwyvelt and husband, Chris; Anna Denton, Erin Fleming, Tucker Van Dyke, Sarah Grace Denton, Jordan Holt, Parker Van Dyke, Josie Holt, Mercy Van Dyke, J’Von Denton, Nate Denton, Eva Pathoumthong, Ian Pathoumthong. Great grandchildren Emerson Fleming, Jackson Fleming, and Hudson Weatherford.

Pallbearers will be David Denton, Fred Holt, Chris Van Dyke, Sons Pathoumthong, Zachary Fleming, and Tucker Van Dyke.

Honorary Pallbearers will be Parker Van Dyke, J’Von Denton, Nate Denton, and Ian Pathoumthong

In lieu of flowers, you may contribute to Beyond the Walls Ministry, Highland Baptist Church, 607 Victory Dr., New Iberia LA, 70563.

Dr. Kenneth Wayne Jenkins was born in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, on December 19, 1947, where he lived until his high school graduation. At 16 years of age, Wayne began his walk with Christ and, shortly after, sensed a call from God into missions and vocational ministry. He attended Louisiana College where he obtained a bachelor’s degree and met and married the love of his life, Martha Jones who shared the same call. Wayne furthered his theological education at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Fort Worth, Texas, where he obtained a Master’s Degree. His heart for people led him to pastor six Southern Baptist churches in Texas and Louisiana over the next 25 years.

In 1990 Wayne began 28 years of service as the head of Evangelism and Church Growth for the Louisiana Baptist Convention. His call to missions culminated in a 35-year partnership with Brazilian Baptists.

As President of Beyond the Walls, a non-profit organization, he has led thousands of mission volunteers to serve the people of Brazil.
As a result of these missions, tens of thousands have begun their own walks with Christ.

In 2014, Louisiana College conferred upon Wayne Jenkins an Honorary Doctorate of Divinity, recognizing his diligent leadership and service in the field of church growth and evangelism.

Wayne was a devoted husband to his wife of 50 years, as well as a caring father to his four daughters and grandfather to sixteen grandchildren.

Though he ministered to thousands of people around the world, Wayne Jenkins knew ministry began at home. His family had his heart.

He was a faithful servant of Jesus Christ.

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