Why Relationships Are The Key To Casting Vision with Ricky Jenkins [Podcast]

Ricky Jenkins

On today’s Vanderbloemen Leadership Podcast, William Vanderbloemen talks with Ricky Jenkins, Lead Pastor of Southwest Church in Indian Hills, California.

William talks with Ricky about managing a rapidly growing church and the importance of investing in authentic relationships in order to communicate organizational vision.


About Ricky

Ricky Jenkins was born and raised in Jackson, Mississippi, and has served in pastoral ministry since 1998. In 2001, he moved to Oakland, California, to serve as senior pastor of Emmanuel Church.

After his years in Oakland, Ricky moved to Memphis, TN, to serve as a Campus Pastor for Fellowship Memphis Church. Ricky served at Fellowship Memphis from 2008 to 2013. Memphis is where Ricky met, pursued, and married his lovely wife, April.

In 2013, Ricky and April moved to Chicago to pursue a Ph.D. in Historical Theology at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School. Ricky’s research interests revolve around pastoral leadership—particularly with respect to racial reconciliation, issues of justice, and the Civil Rights movement. The Jenkins’ moved back to Memphis in 2015 where Ricky currently serves as a Teaching Pastor/ Scholar-in-Residence at Fellowship Memphis Church.

Along with raising their sons, Camden and Grand, the Jenkins’ love pouring into the people they are discipling, hosting friends new to the church community, and getting out of the country to serve other nations as often as the Lord allows.



"No matter what you do, change is change. Not everybody is going to respond to it the same way." Tweet:

"The moment that you begin to relationally invest in people If you are casting a vision that is biblical, that is expansive, that is broad and compelling, people are just drawn to that." Tweet:

"It’s all about vision. Casting a compelling vision and appraising that even more highly than planning logistics and strategy." Tweet:

The Vanderbloemen Leadership Podcast brings you interviews from leaders across the theological spectrum of the global Church. Our goal is to bring you thought-provoking interviews that encourage you, challenge you, and help you build, run, and keep great teams.

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