Advent Sunday School Class

Sun, November 27, 20169:15 AM - 10:15 AM

Scrooge Reborn 

Led by Dr. Keith A. Jenkins 


Looking for a fun yet meaningful way to grow in faith during Advent? Plan to attend Scrooge Reborn, a blending of the Matt Rawle’s book The Redemption of Scrooge and Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol. This study will begin on November 27 and is led by Rev. Dr. Keith A. Jenkins, who has a doctorate in English literature. Join us in the Chapel on Sunday mornings for this amazing study! (The Redemption of Scrooge books are available in the church office for a suggested donation of $10.)

November 27, December 4, December 11, December 18 

9:15 AM Chapel of the Resurrection 

About Dr. Keith A. Jenkins 

A third generation Texan and second generation native Houstonian, Dr. Jenkins graduated from Waltrip High School. He received a Bachelor of Arts cum laude in Religion and English from Southwestern University in Georgetown, Texas, and a Master of Divinity summa cum laude from Duke University Divinity School. After serving as pastor of several churches in East Texas and the Houston area, he began graduate studies at Rice University, completing M.A. and Ph.D. degrees in Victorian Literature. He has taught extensively and published on both Charlotte Brontë and Charles Dickens and their use of biblical material in their fiction.

Dr. Jenkins is an ordained Elder in the Texas Annual Conference of The United Methodist Church, retired after thirty-eight years of ministry experience in the local church, campus ministry, and higher education. He served as Chaplain, then Academic Dean at Lon Morris College in Jacksonville, Texas; Executive Vice-President at Tennessee Wesleyan College in Athens; Chaplain at Berry College in Rome, Georgia; Senior Associate Pastor at John Wesley United Methodist Church in the Champions area of Houston, and President of Houston Graduate School of Theology. He also served as Interim Pastor at First UMC Crockett and briefly at Christ UMC, Sugar Land.

Dr. Jenkins is married to Barbara Parker Jenkins of El Campo, Texas, who is also a graduate of Southwestern University and Duke Divinity School. They have two children—Allen, who is an LPC Therapist at the Krist Samaritan Center in Clear Lake and Emily Matel, who teaches high school social studies in Round Rock—and a brand new grand-daughter, Rainey.

Dr. Jenkins is the author of several books, including God Explains It All and About Midday: Seven Witnesses to the Passion of Jesus. When he isn’t writing, he spends his free time reading in his favorite chair, napping in his hammock, and pursuing his passion for movies.