Robert Jenkins passes

December 8th, 2012

His obituary is below.  Bro. Jenkins was a great man of God and will be sorely missed.

Rev. Robert William Jenkins, 76, of Natchez, Miss., formerly of Cartersville, died in Natchez Monday following a courageous battle with cancer.

He was born in Ohatchee, Ala., July 18, 1936, a son of the late Boyd Lee Jenkins and Ovie Lee Tidwell Jenkins, moving to Cartersville at the age of 14.

Prior to being called to the Gospel ministry at White Oak Springs Baptist Church, Mr. Jenkins was a well-known contractor in Cartersville and Dallas. He first served for eight years as a missionary to the Island of Dominica in the West Indies. While there, Mrs. Jenkins’ cousin and husband, Margaret and Parnick Jennings, Sr., served three weeks as lay missionaries. Brother Jenkins then joined the Maranatha Baptist Mission in Natchez serving 27 years, overseeing the building of Maranatha Haven. He was called as Executive Director of Baptist Pioneer Mission, overseeing the building of its three-story headquarters. Returning to Natchez, he and Brother Johnny Welborn formed Warrenton Baptist Mission Agency and Robert oversaw the erection of its Mission Building. Mr. Jenkins preached all over the South, Midwest and North and Northeast.

He was preceded in death by a brother, Boyd Ray Jenkins.

Surviving is his wife of 59 years, who served by his side in ministry, Nancy Pinson Jenkins, also formerly of Cartersville; two sons, Robert W. Jenkins, of Douglasville, and Ricky Lee Jenkins, of Natchez; two daughters, Luanne and her husband, Dan Hurst, of Hudson, Fla., and Jane and James Tipton, of Dalton; eight grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren also survive, along with two brothers, Harris (Reba) Jenkins, of Cartersville, and Roger Dale Jenkins, of Ellijay; and one sister, Mary Carolyn (Hugh) Crosby, of Cartersville.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday in White Oak Springs Baptist Church near Dallas, Ga., with Brother Joe Clifford, Brother Terry Oswalt, Brother Donald Young and Brother Curtis Gibson officiating. Music will be provided by Joe Robinson of the Good Shepherd staff. Interment will be in the adjoining cemetery.

The florist will deliver to the church at 3 p.m. today, Friday, Dec. 7.

The family will receive friends at the church from 4 to 8 p.m. today and from 1 to 2 p.m. Saturday. At other hours they will be at the home of Carl and Sarah Pinson, Highway 113, Cartersville.

Pallbearers are asked to meet at the church by 1:30 p.m. Saturday.

The family requests that memorials be made to Warrenton Baptist Mission Building Fund, 829 Belva Drive, Vicksburg, MS 39180. Please visit to sign the online guest book and view a DVD of the life of Brother Jenkins.

Parnick Jennings, Sr.’s Good Shepherd Funeral Home, Inc., 2750 Shorter Ave., Rome, 706-234-9622, is serving the family of Rev. Robert W. Jenkins.


7 saved — A great week of meetings!

September 5th, 2011

What a wonderful week last week was.

It started out with Tropical Storm Irene flooding us in at the Church, and we had to stay overnight at the Church with no electricity after the Sunday evening preaching.  All of the highways were closed, and four bridges were washed out.  But, we had oil lamps, plenty of clean water to drink, plenty of food, and a great spirit among everyone.  It was one of those nights we will probably never forget.

Monday evening, things started to warm up with some good preaching by Bro. Hafelin and Bro. Patterson.  Tuesday was what I called “Youth Day” — we had 39 youth show up!  We started at noon with a spaghetti feed for the youth, then had some outdoor activities, then Bro. Hafelin preached at them, then we had some more outdoor activities, and then supper.  For the preaching that evening, we had 51 people there (the most we’ve had in that little building in the 10 years I have been here) and had to set up chairs in front of the pews and behind the pews to get everyone in.  God is so good.  there were 3 saved that night, including the toughest teenager there, who had been brought by one of his friends.  This 17-year-old came right up to me afterward asking how soon he could be baptized, and he went home and told all of his friends that he was saved.

On Thursday afternoon, Bro. Carl Morrison (planted a church 18 months ago in Bridgton, Maine), Bro. Paul McLaughlin (Hope Haven Gospel Mission), and Bro. Chuck Barnes (Maine church planter) preached, and Hafelin & Patterson wrapped it up by preaching in the evening.  In all, 7 were saved during the week and we had the best attendance ever.  There was a wonderful spirit all week long.  I have never seen teenagers respond like this to the preaching of God’s Word.  What a sight to see the young men and women.

God has so blessed.  There is a new spirit in the Church.  God is so good.  I don’t know if my Dad was able to see what was going on this week at the Church he poured 25 years of his life into, but if he did see it, he’s probably still shouting “AMEN!”

Fall Update

October 27th, 2010

It has been some time since our last update on-line.  We are wrapping up a busy summer and beginning an equally busy Fall/Winter season.

This summer and fall, we had tables at the Farmington Fair (largest local fair), the Wilton Blueberry Festival, Kingfield Days, and Phillips Old Home Days.  It was a tremendous investment of time but has paid off with eternal fruit.

Our Fall Conference in September was a wonderful success.  The theme this year was “Seeking the Old Paths,” and it was a great time of preaching, fellowship, and spiritual refreshment.  I have put the audio from this conference on-line (see the post below).

I also completed our “Why We Use the King James Version” video DVD, which has been very well-received.

Thank you once again for your continued and faithful support of us by holding us up in prayer and assisting financially.  We are entering the challenging Winter season, so your support is that much more vital and welcome.  Thank you.

Please pray for God’s guidance and wisdom for us, as well as for more open doors.

Thank you,

Bro. Ron.

Fall 2010 Conference: “Seeking the Old Paths”

October 27th, 2010

Audio from 2010 Fall Conference

Evangelist Clarence HafelinBe Not Weary (MP3 Audio)
Sunday, September 12, 2010 AM, Evangelist Clarence Hafelin.
Evangelist Mike PattersonAre Your Revive-able? (MP3 Audio)
Sunday, September 12, 2010 AM, Evangelist Mike Patterson.
Evangelist Clarence HafelinThe “I Will’s” of Jesus (MP3 Audio)
Sunday, September 12, 2010 PM, Evangelist Clarence Hafelin.
Evangelist Mike PattersonWhen God Shows Up (MP3 Audio)
Sunday, September 12, 2010 PM, Evangelist Mike Patterson.
Evangelist Mike PattersonThe White Stone (MP3 Audio)
Monday, September 13, 2010 PM, Evangelist Mike Patterson.
Evangelist Clarence HafelinThe “I Will’s” of Jesus, part 2 (MP3 Audio)
Monday, September 13, 2010 PM, Evangelist Clarence Hafelin.
Evangelist Clarence HafelinThe “I Will’s” of Jesus, part 3 (MP3 Audio)
Tuesday, September 14, 2010 PM, Evangelist Clarence Hafelin.
Evangelist Mike Patterson“Better” ain’t Always “Right” (MP3 Audio)
Tuesday, September 14, 2010 PM, Evangelist Mike Patterson.
Evangelist Mike PattersonDo You Despise the World and Its Ways? (MP3 Audio)
Wednesday, September 15, 2010 PM, Evangelist Mike Patterson.
Evangelist Clarence HafelinGetting the Right Ingredients (MP3 Audio)
Wednesday, September 15, 2010 PM, Evangelist Clarence Hafelin.
Pastor Ron MeldrumKeeping the Fire Burning (MP3 Audio)
Thursday, September 16, 2010 PM, Pastor Ron Meldrum.
Dr. Paul McLaughlinWhat Doth Hinder You from the Old Paths (MP3 Audio)
Thursday, September 16, 2010 PM, Dr. Paul McLaughlin, Hope Haven Gospel Mission.
Pastor Ron MeldrumYour Heart’s Desire (MP3 Audio)
Thursday, September 16, 2010 PM, Pastor Ron Meldrum.
Evangelist Clarence HafelinThe Soulwinning Imperative (MP3 Audio)
Thursday, September 16, 2010 PM, Evangelist Clarence Hafelin.
Evangelist Mike PattersonThe Four Men (MP3 Audio)
Thursday, September 16, 2010 PM, Evangelist Mike Patterson.

New Video: “Why We Use the King James Version”

September 8th, 2010

I have come across so many people who think that choosing a Bible version is just a matter of preference, that I have put together a 21-minute “video tract” on DVD to explain why we choose the KJV.  The video is now complete, and will be shipping in a week or so.  Pre-order a copy and save.  Show it to your Sunday School class, your family, your bus kids — anyone who can benefit from knowing the historical evidence for the KJV and against the modern Bible versions.

For more about the video, click below:
» Why We Use the King James Version video

Faithful to the Old Paths

July 3rd, 2010

I launched a new web site this week:

Faithful to the Old Paths

This project was born out of what I can only describe as grief at the departure from the church by somebody who got mixed up in some bizarre, modernist doctrines.  This person is loved and missed very much.  I hope that by exposing a number of false modernist doctrines — not just what this person was involved in — and debunking them using the Bible, I can help another pastor and another church avoid what our family has been through.

God told Jeremiah to tell the men and women of Judah to seek the Old Paths.  They replied that they would not walk in them — they had a “better” way.  What seems “better” to man is not always what is better to God.

In the end, people will do what they “feel” is right, despite the clear teaching of the Bible.  But, perhaps there is that one person out there who sincerely loves and wants to please God, and will heed what the Bible says.  I pray God will use this new site mightily and will provide the time resources to develop it into what it ought to be.

God is Wonderful.

December 16th, 2009

My wife was headed to her mother’s house (about 90 miles away) when, about halfway there, the engine lost oil pressure and began to rap.  She pulled off at a service station and looked under the car to see the engine leaking oil and oil sprayed all over the bottom of the card.

I have to admit that when she called me, I assumed the worst.  I questioned God as to why he would take away our only vehicle when we had no means for another.  I settled on Romans 8:28 and put it all in His hands.

Thankfully, she has a brother who lives 7 miles from where she broke down, and the roadside service allowed a tow of up to 15 miles, so we had it towed to his place.  One of his sons looked at it a couple days later to see what the problem was.  The problem was with an “oil sensor” gone bad, and parts and labor figured out to $100 even.  Wow.  $100 is a lot of money, but it’s a whole lot better than $1200-$1600.

All I can say is, “God is so good.”

God is Good

December 4th, 2009

God is good.  He is so gracious to allow us to minister on His behalf.  He gives us so much more than we deserve.