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 served as a Teaching Pastor/ Scholar-in-Residence at Fellowship Memphis Church. In January of 2018, Ricky and April accepted the call to become the Senior Pastor at Southwest Church, and moved to the Coachella Valley to begin a new chapter of life and ministry. 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.