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Challange to the Graduates

Pastor Ricky Jenkins

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Ricky Jenkins is the Senior Pastor of Southwest Church in Indian Wells, CA. Southwest is a thriving community of believers compelled by its vision to be a gospel-centered, multiethnic, intergenerational church that LOVES discipleship!

From his beginnings in Pearl, Mississippi, all the way to Oakland, California, to Memphis, Tennessee, and Chicago, Illinois, Ricky has been preaching the gospel for over 20 years. Fueled by Acts 20:28, Ricky is called to pursue God passionately and pursue God’s people compassionately for the glory and honor of Jesus Christ. With a shepherd’s heart, Ricky’s preaching weaves together biblical exposition, vivid illustration, heartfelt application, and an extra helping of humor with which to convey the glorious gospel of Jesus Christ.

Ricky is married to the light of his heart April Jenkins. Together they have three beautiful children—Camden, Grand, and Andi. Ricky is currently pursuing a PhD in Historical Theology at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School in Chicago, IL. His research interests revolve around pastoral leadership, racial reconciliation, and issues of justice during the Civil Rights movement. The Jenkins’ have been serving in the Coachella Valley since January of 2018. They enjoy opening their home to create safe spaces where the gospel can flourish and memories can be made.

meet the class of 2020

Rebecca Abraham

California Baptist University

Karissa Bolton

Cosmetology School

Olivia Borchert

Pepperdine University

Jared Butzlaff

College of the Desert

Paul Casas

Calvary Chapel Bible College

Troy Collins

Arizona Christian University

Izabella Correia

Grand Canyon University

Emily Crum

College of the Desert

Khayman Cunningham

Arizona State University

Samuel Devane

Pepperdine University

Haley Duff

Calvary Chapel Bible College

Sarah Gallitto

Grand Canyon University

Nick Gareis

College of the Desert

Molly Glaab

College of the Desert

Mackenzi Harrell

Grand Canyon University

Kaia Johnson

California State University Bakersfield

Rilie Johnson

College of the Desert

Alexa Johnston

Concordia University Irvine

Gloria Juarez

California State University San Bernardino

Christine Kim


Austin Klopfenstein

University of La Verne

Harmony Kocis

Grand Canyon University

Hannah LeBrun

College of the Desert

Madison Rehbehn

College of the Desert

Kameron Riso

College of the Desert

Jonas Smith

Grand Canyon University

Audrey Spradlin

Gap Year

Kelsey Toth

University of Saskatchewan

Grace Whitaker

University of California Los Angeles

Bill Xin

University of California Santa Barbara

Nathan Young

Gap Year

Ella Zhang

University of Toronto