Rev. Dr. Michael A. Jenkins

November 28, 1944 - August 26, 2021
Immanuel United Methodist Church
699 Sunnydale Street
Elida, Ohio 45807
Saturday 9/4, 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Immanuel United Methodist Church
699 Sunnydale Street
Elida, Ohio 45807
Saturday 9/4, 1:00 pm

Rev. Dr. Michael A. Jenkins age 76, of Elida passed away 2:10 p.m., Thursday, August 26, 2021 at his residence. He was born November 28, 1944 in Springfield, Ohio to the late Von D. and Mary E. (Tabor) Jenkins. He married Theresa L. Placie on June 30, 1962 and she survives in Cridersville. Dr. JenkinsContinue Reading

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The Rev. Jeff ("J.R.") Ridenour left a message on September 15, 2021:
Theresa and family,Just a year ago, I shared of you welcoming me into your home for a Teens for Christ meeting when I was 14. Years later (1995), Mike served on my small group when I interviewed and was recommended for full membership and ordination as an Elder in The United Methodist Church.I will always treasure your and his warmth and compassion.I am also sorry I was not aware of Liza's passing. She was exactly six months younger than me, so her birthday will forever be a moment of prayer for you all. She was a light in high school of Christian faith, and I am guessing that light shone on.May you find comfort as you read and re-read the words of all of us who served alongside Mike in ministry.In the love of Jesus, by the power of the Spirit,
Suzanne Bandy left a message on September 8, 2021:
To Terri and family, Jeff and I were so sorry to hear of Dr. Mike's passing. His heart was so huge and we were so blessed to know him. He was a great part of our return to Community Church in Circleville and he helped plant seeds of faith in our hearts while we were there. I will always remember his beautiful voice, his incredible smile and the joy he always seemed to have in life and in serving the Lord. We truly understand the loss (having just lost dad) and know it will leave a big whole in your family. But we are also rejoicing in the fact that he and dad are now hanging out in the glorious presence of the Lord. Comfort and peace for your hearts. Sincerely, Suzanne & Jeff Bandy
LOUISE WANTLAND left a message on September 6, 2021:
Dr. Mike was the main reason my husband and joined the Methodist church in Sylvania, for which we will be eternally grateful. He made us feel welcome and we enjoyed his sermons, unlike we had experienced previously. Thank you, Dr. Mike
paul d shenk left a message on September 4, 2021:
Mrs Jenkins,Vanceine, and family. My condolences to each family member. Rev. Jenkins was always a beam of light around the Elida area. Although I never knew him well, I never saw him without a warm, broad smile that invited friendship! He was a shining light for God to many people and made this world a better place! I regret that I was unable to attend the memorial today. I pray for peace and Gods comfort in this very difficult time for every member of the family!
Rev. Philip Compton, Ph.D. left a message on September 4, 2021:
So sad to hear about Mike's death. He was a student of mine at ONU when he was a deputy sheriff in Allen Co. And we butted heads some times too. However, I served on his doctoral committee when he was in seminary. He was a good man and will be missed.
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Barb Longbrake left a message on September 3, 2021:
Terri and family, my sincere and heartfelt sympathy in your time of sorrow. Mike will be missed by more people than there are stars in the sky, and I am one of them. I pray that God’s peace surround you and your family during this difficult time.
Jim Ford left a message on September 1, 2021:
Terry and Family:My sincere condolences on Mike's passing. I know he will not hurt or suffer any more and I know he is at peace. I always considered Mike a friend before I knew you, and always considered you both a friend. I am sorry I could not be their to Celebrate His Life, but wanted you to know my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. The memory candle will shine in His name, and I am sure you have many memories taht you and your family will cherish. May the Peace of the Lord be with you all!James (Jim) Ford
Jim Ford left a message on September 1, 2021:
In memory of Rev. Dr. Michael A. Jenkins, Jim Ford lit a candle
Denise Turpin. left a message on September 1, 2021:
My beautiful memories being pure peace through this difficult time
Beth Ann Snyder left a message on September 1, 2021:
Dear Terri, Our prayers are with you and the rest of your family at this time of grief. he will be missed by so many. It is good to know that he is with our Lord and finally out of pain. Blessings, Larry and Beth Snyder
Martha Gross left a message on September 1, 2021:
Dear Theresa and family, I am so sorry to hear that Mike has passed away. Though he is with his Lord, I know you will miss him here on earth. Mike was an long-time friend and someone I always looked forward to seeing at Annual Conference. During the time that we overlapped in Circelville, he was a consistent source of strength when my church was not easy to pastor. I will always remember him as grace-filled and kind. You will be in my prayers, although I cannot attend the service. Love, Martha (Curry) Gross
Michael Parr left a message on August 31, 2021:
Mike was here at Pataskala United Methodist Church during a time in my life when I needed a spiritual uplift. He was a good man and friend . RIP Michael . Michael Parr
Putnam Co Hospice left a message on August 31, 2021:
The Staff of Putnam Co Hospice sends our deepest sympathy for your loss. We will keep Dr. Mike and all his family and friends in our thoughts and prayers.
Jan Streeter left a message on August 30, 2021:
We're sorry to hear of your loss,Terri. Bob and Jan Streeter
Charles Fair left a message on August 30, 2021:
I knew Mike, both from visits to his Elida church and to the sheriff's department, where my dad worked for 40 years, 12 as sheriff. Dad and Mom were always proud of Mike and that he was a deputy.He helped a lot of people in life.
Pat Hackett left a message on August 30, 2021:
Deepest sympathy to the family. I was a parishioner iof. Dr Jenkins during the time he was Pastor of Sylvania First United Methodists Church. Gods Blessings
Bayliff & Son Funeral Home, Inc. left a message:
Please accept our deepest condolences for your family's loss.
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