Moore was recently named associate dean of the school, and Jenkins replaces Moore as the new chair of the Department of Theology.
As a graduate of Lee, Moore joined the faculty of his alma mater as chair of the Department of Theology in the fall of 2007.
Prior to this, Moore had taught part-time at Lee since 1997 and had been a full-time faculty member of the Pentecostal Theological Seminary since 1982.
Moore has been a guest lecturer at various schools around the United States and in other countries, including Korea, Honduras, Guatemala, Ecuador, Germany, and China.
He was one of the founding editors of the Journal of Pentecostal Theology, the first academic periodical ever to feature constructive theology from a Pentecostal perspective on an international, scholarly level. Complementing his publication of a number of scholarly articles in this area, Moore is a past recipient of a major research grant from the Association of Theological Schools to study the relationship of charisma and canon in the Old Testament.
Moore received his doctorate and master of arts from Vanderbilt University and his bachelor of arts from Lee College in 1978.
Also a Lee alum, Jenkins joined the faculty of his alma mater in the fall of 2004. He teaches courses such as Introduction to Theology, Doctrine of the Holy Spirit, and Freshman Gateway Seminar. He also teaches graduate seminars on prayer, the Trinity, and early Christian doctrine, and most recently served as the director of Lee’s Graduate Studies in Biblical and Theological Studies.
Since being at Lee, Jenkins has co-established an open discussion forum on campus called “Conversations on Apologetics,” and founded, with his wife, a student-oriented mentoring house whose stated purpose is spiritual, academic, and social accountability.
Jenkins received the Excellence in Advising Award in 2012, the Janet Rahamut Award, given to the faculty member that exhibits the most heart for students evidenced by frequent interaction and positive involvement with them outside of the classroom, in 2013, and the Excellence in Teaching Award this spring.
Jenkins obtained his doctorate in systematic theology at Marquette University, two master’s degrees at Duke University Divinity School, one in general theological studies (MTS), the other with an emphasis in historical theology (ThM), and his bachelor of arts in Bible and theology at Lee University.