Welcome to The City of Refuge COGIC

 A Native of Kinston, North Carolina, Superintendent Walter R. Jenkins, Jr., spent over 45 years preaching the word as a full-time minister and a revolutionary teacher. His vision is to take the community back for Christ and see the lives of people transformed by the revelation of God’s Word

Service at George Jenkins High for 23 years:
Dates employed at GJHS:  August 1998 thru June 2021
What position(s) did you hold at George Jenkins HS
Social Studies Teacher (primarily World History)

What activities and/or other assignments did you hold while at GJHS?
  • Member of SACs; Department Chair; Vice President Faculty Forum
List any awards/honors you have received at GJHS and in your career?
  • Teacher of the Year Nominee (twice)
What will you remember most about your time at George Jenkins?
  • Caliber of students and faculty 

Other employment:

  • What other past and present positions have you held besides GJHS:
  • United States Air Force Retiree
  • Teacher Lake Gibson Junior High (August 1988-1993)
  • Teacher Lake Gibson High School (August 1993-1995)
  • Founder and Pastor of the City of Refuge Church of God in Christ, Lakeland (September 1986-Present)
  • What are you most passionate about professionally? Personally?
  • Professionally – seeing students grow academically
  • Personally – expansion and growth in knowledge of my subject area
What are your biggest accomplishments/achievements professionally? Personally?
  • Being a part of so many students accomplishing their academic goals.
  • Completing two careers with integrity     
List Volunteer Activities that you have been involved in:
  • SACs committee; Faculty Forum; staff hiring committees
  • Jewel Neighborhood Assoc.