For as long as I can remember my life has been a fusion of faith and finance. My mother, Annie Jenkins, was a woman of great faith and uncommon wisdom. There were many conversations about the importance of a relationship with God accompanied by weekly trips to church.
I mentioned my mom had uncommon wisdom. She was a stickler for things that would serve anyone well in business and in life. Things like:
Long before I heard the phrase procrastination is the assassination of success. I heard mom saying don’t wait till the last minute to do things.
While mom was emphasizing faith, my Dad, Samuel Jenkins, Jr was teaching by example the value of entrepreneurship and ownership.
My dad is a barber by trade…and I watched him open his own shop as well as purchase income producing real estate.
My early years were spent in hustling and bustling barbershops. As an only child…I went to work with dad for a few hours before being picked by mom after work. It was in those years that I got a glimpse of what it would take to succeed in business.
Barbershops are business establishments, where men and women, take a serious leap of faith forgoing a steady check and depending solely on their hair cutting and people skills to make a living.
I am proud to say that my father has spent 50 plus years in that profession. The first 20 years working and saving to start his own place. And the last 30 years or so operating Sam’s Barbershop.
My father was also a big proponent of owning real estate. Not only was the house I grew up in a multi-unit property. Meaning we had tenants to help pay for the dwelling. Sam’s Barbershop was purchased with additional rental units and garages attached to it.
Dad would often say that he bought the building so no one could control his destiny. He had seen instances where barbers had to move their location because they simply rented space as opposed to owning the space.
In my early twenties I began working in the financial services industry selling life insurance, mutual funds and various other financial products. The firm I worked for stressed taking an educational approach with middle American families along with building your own business.
I enjoyed a 20-year run with the company learning the basics of selling, communicating, and leading people.
Toward the end of my career in financial services I sensed a different calling upon my life. The call to teach others what I knew about finances from a biblical perspective.
I discovered in reading the bible that there were many wealth building, entrepreneurial, and success principles located in the scriptures. My wife and I began teaching classes on how to merge the spiritual dynamics and natural dynamics of money together in a pragmatic fashion.
Since 2012 my faith life, business life and money life has continued to expand. I became the lead pastor and a co-founder of Fellowship Christian Church (FCC). FCC which was started in the fall of 2012, is non-denominational church located in the Hyde Park section of Boston Massachusetts.
In 2017 Dominion Real Estate Holdings (DREH) was founded. (DREH) is real estate investment company focused on buying, selling and developing property in the greater Boston area.
My story that started as a young boy on church pews and in barbershops is still being written. My passion has become connecting with like-minded individuals who have a strong desire to excel in both their faith and money life.
If that’s you I look forward to us growing together.