Rev. Brother Reginald Wayne Sharpe, Jr. (Fall 2011) Ascends To Senior Pastor Role At Chicago's F
Rev. Charles Jenkins stepped down as pastor of Fellowship Chicago at the end of 2019. He has been succeeded in leadership by Rev. Reginald Wayne Sharpe, Jr.
Pastor Jenkins joined the pastoral staff of his mentor, Rev. Dr. Clay Evans, founder of Fellowship Missionary Baptist Church, nearly 21 years ago in 1998. Then in 2000, he officially succeeded Dr. Evans as Senior Pastor and has since then led the congregation to much growth in all areas.
Rev. Reginald W. Sharpe, Jr. had most recently served as Associate Pastor of Fellowship Missionary Baptist Church in Chicago, Illinois. Rev. Sharpe is a proud native of Lithonia, Georgia, a product of The Greater Travelers Rest Baptist Church – The House of Hope Atlanta. He continues to be impacted by the church’s two most recent pastors: the Late Reverend Hubert Floyd Shepherd and Dr. E. Dewey Smith Jr.
Rev. Sharpe earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Religion from Morehouse College in Atlanta, Georgia (2013), a Master of Theological Studies degree from Vanderbilt University Divinity School in Nashville, Tennessee (2016), and a Master of Theology degree from Candler School of Theology at Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia (2018). Rev. Sharpe is one of the proud charter members of the Academy of Young Preachers and was one of the youngest inducted into The Martin Luther King Jr. Board of Preachers at Morehouse College in 2018.
Rev. Sharpe taught as an adjunct Professor in the Religion and Philosophy Department at Morehouse College. Among his many distinctions, he is also an initiate into the Alpha Rho Chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Incorporated.
Rev. Sharpe faithfully served as Campus Pastor of the House of Hope Macon for 3 ½ years. Under Rev. Sharpe’s dynamic and Spirit-led leadership the church grew to over 1,000 members. Rev. Sharpe was awarded a “Key to the City” in January 2017 because of his service to the church, community, and commitment to bridging the gap between spirituality and social activism.