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Barbara Alexander Jenkins, American pastor, overseer. Ordained to ministry, World Faith Clinic Inc., 1983, African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church, 1982. Recipient Outstanding Service award Rainbow Tabernacle Faith, Inc., 1987; scholar March of Dimes-Easter Seals, 1960-1964.


Jenkins, Barbara Alexander was born on October 13, 1942 in Fort Bragg, North Carolina, United States. Daughter of Archie Herman Alexander and Hattie Elizabeth (Thigpen) Truitt.


Bachelor of Science, Eastern Michigan University, 1964. Postgraduate, Eastern Michigan University, 1966. Postgraduate, Duke University, 1978.

Doctor of Divinity (honorary), Church of Christ Bible College, Madras, India, 1988.


Minister, World Faith Clinic Inc., Fayetteville, North Carolina, 1981-1983; minister, African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church, Fayetteville, 1982-1984; pastor, Noah's Ark Ministry, Fayetteville, 1985-1986; founder, pastor, Rainbow Tabernacle of Faith Ministries, Inc., Winston-Salem, North Carolina, since 1984; founder, Rainbow Raleigh (North Carolina) Outreach Ministries, since 1986; founder, Rainbow Tabernacle of Faith, Charlotte, North Carolina, since 1987. Director Spotlight on Truth International Radio Ministries, Winston-Salem, since 1985, overseer headquarters Ogun State, Nigeria, 1992, others. Founder Rainbow International Crusade Ministry, Winston-Salem, since 1986.

President Rainbow Bible College, Winston-Salem. Dean Rainbow Institute Commensurate Studies, Winston-Salem, since 1985. Member International Convention Faith Ministries, Tulsa, since 1989.


  • Ordained to ministry, World Faith Clinic Inc., 1983, African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church, 1982.


  • Other Work

    • Author: Guidelines for Ministers, 1994. Contributor articles to religious journals.


Concert vocalist North Carolina Black Repertory Company, Winston-Salem, 1987, 88. Youth coordinator Jerry Lewis Muscular Dystrophy Telethon, Raleigh, 1987, 88. Guest speaker Wake Forest University, Winston-Salem, 1991.

Member National Association of Female Executives, North Carolina Women in Ministry (board directors), American Association Christian Counselors, National Association Religious Professionals, Delta Theta (project coordinator 1979-1980).


Married Warren Keith Jenkins, August 22, 1964 (divorced September 1980). Children: Pamela, Eric, Jason.

Archie Herman Alexander Truitt

Hattie Elizabeth (Thigpen) Truitt

Warren Keith Jenkins

Pamela Jenkins

Eric Jenkins

Jason Jenkins