About Our Patriarch

Biography of His Beatitude.

The Most Reverend Corey A. Jenkins, OSP

Presiding Archbishop & Patriarch
of the United Anglican Convergence Church

Metropolitan Archbishop
of the Convergence Archdiocese of Christ the Lamb

Senior Pastor & Establishmentarian
of the Christian Empowerment Church

Archbishop ✠✠✠ Corey Alexander Jenkins is a worshipper and servant-leader with a desire to align people with the plans and purposes of God for their lives. Born and raised in Brooklyn, New York, Archbishop Corey was blessed to come to know Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior at an early age and received his foundation in the Christian Faith at the Brooklyn Tabernacle. After relocating to North Carolina, Archbishop Corey began his ministerial and leadership service and training serving in various capacities such as Praise and Worship Leader, Prison Ministry Worker, Minister of Music, and Adjutant. In 2004, he began serving as a minister at Tehillah Church Ministries under Bishop Anthony W. Slater. In 2006, he was Ordained an Elder at the hands of  Bishop D. Myles Golphin, Presiding Prelate of Living In Favor Global Network. It was here that then, Elder Jenkins served as National Worship Leader and Chief Adjutant. In 2011, Archbishop Corey became the Establishmentarian of Christian Empowerment World Outreach and planted the Christian Empowerment Center Church; a gathering of believers with a mission to build people and transform lives.

In 2016, Archbishop Corey transferred into Liturgical/Sacramental ministry and was brought into Holy Orders of the Deaconate and Priesthood of the Abyssinian Apostolic Church, at the hands of Archbishop Darel E. Chase. He was also received into sacred orders of the Holy Order of Saint Paul the Apostle, which is a sacred, ecumenical order dedicated to biblical scholarship and unity within the body of Christ. Later that year, he was simultaneously ordained and consecrated Bishop and Archbishop by Archbishop B. Jamal Broadnax, Patriarch of the Greater Destiny Communion, ratified by Pontiff Charles R. Hill, then, Patriarch of Ambassadors For Christ Ministries OF America and Archbishop Darel E. Chase, Patriarch of the Abyssinian Apostolic Church (Apostolic Communion of Anglican Churches) and established a Jurisdiction. The established Jurisdiction grew into an Order, which grew into an Extra-Territorial Province (National Church). In November of 2018, at the Inaugural General Assembly, Archbishop Corey received Patriarchal elevation at the hands of Archbishop Darel E. Chase and currently serves as the Founding Patriarch of the United Anglican Convergence Church. The United Anglican Convergence Church is an independent Anglican Rite Province of the One, Holy, Catholic and Apostolic Church.

Archbishop Corey was educated in the New York City Public School system and furthered his education at Nyack College, Apex School of Theology, and Metropolitan Christian University, from where he holds a Bachelor of  Arts in Ministry degree. Upon the recommendation of the College of Bishops of the Mexican National Catholic Church, He has been awarded a Doctor of Ministry degree from Saint Benedict’s Seminary and a Doctor of Divinity from Seminario Pontifico Mayor. He also has been awarded an Honorary Doctor of Divinity from Metropolitan Christian University.

Archbishop Corey has faithfully served on the boards of several ministries and organizations. He currently serves as a member of the Governing Council of the International College of Bishops (ICOB), located in Louisville, Kentucky.

Archbishop Corey shares his life and ministry with his lovely and devoted wife of over twenty years, Lady Bonita Jenkins. To their union they have been blessed with a natural son, Jalen Alexander. Archbishop Corey is also blessed to be a spiritual father and mentor to his sons and daughters in the Faith.