Minister Maria Jenkins is a native of Washington, DC. She received the call to minister at the age of 21 and has been in the ministry for more than 20 years. Minister Maria Jenkins is an anointed preacher, praise and worship leader and conference/workshop presenter. Her Praise & Worship style is incomparable and it leads you directly into the very presence of God.
Minister Jenkins is an active member of Greater Mt. Calvary Holy Church (GMCHC) in Washington DC, where the Pastors are Bishop Alfred and Co-Pastor Susie Owens. At GMCHC, she is a Worship Leader, a licensed Minister and Mentor to many young women and those persons called to the ministry of leading worship. As well as a graduate of the Calvary Bible Institute. The Lord has blessed Minister Jenkins to minister on foreign soil in London, England and on the island of Trinidad. In addition, she has been sought after to lecture at various Praise and Worship workshops, local and abroad as well as a keynote speaker for Women’s conferences, banquets and the like.
Through the leading of the Lord, Minister Jenkins established a Worship Leaders Institute, where she has taught other aspiring worship leaders to become effective in the art of leading worship. In October 2008, Minister Jenkins conducted her 1st Worship Leaders Summit in Washington, DC and in September 2010, she recorded her 1st Live CD project entitled “The Journey of a Worshipper”. Currently Min. Maria Jenkins is preparing to record her sophomore project entitled “A Cry for Worship”, due to be recorded on July 15, 2016.
One of the scriptures by which she bases her life upon is Psalms 34:1-3, “I will bless the Lord at all times: his praise shall continually be in my mouth. My soul shall make her boast in the Lord: the humble shall hear thereof, and be glad. Oh magnify the Lord with me, and let us exalt his name together.” Minister Jenkins believes that if she could just touch one person’s life in such a way that they would live out the rest of their lives serving God, then her living would not be in vain.