|Cynthia Jennings, 1st Lady|
The First Lady and Ministry Director of Total Christian Life Ministry of Joliet, IL, Cynthia Jennings faithfully serves under the leadership of her husband Founder and Pastor Tracy Jennings.
First Lady Jennings has been successful at the non-profit level as a former Director for The Salvation Army Head Start program where she prepared her site from beginning to completion for accreditation, she was a partner in a real estate appraisal company, as well as being heavily involved in the community by serving on several boards of one being the Vice President of the School Parent Teacher Organization.
As one of the founding members, First Lady Jennings has been able to use her organizational and administrative skills acquired while working at the non-profit level to help build Total Christian Life Ministry from its inception. She compiled and completed all state and federal documents from the assumed name to the 501 (c) 3 registering as a non-profit organization recognized by the State of Illinois. She has also been able to assist other start up ministries with the process of compiling and completing state and federal documents.
First Lady Jennings has been instrumental in creating church by-laws, auxiliary job descriptions, biblical assessments for ministry leaders, locating vendors, as well as maintaining and keeping all important and legal documents current. She is also the overseer of several auxiliaries.
She has a passion for ministry, but her greatest passion is to see women living at their fullest God-given potential, on May 27, 2010 she heard the call, and PEARLS Women’s ministry was birthed. Through this ministry First Lady Jennings helps women identify, own, accept, and obtain deliverance from their hurts. The process is “dirty,” but the purpose is to get women to a place in Christ where they see themselves as Christ sees them, fearfully and wonderfully made (Psalms 139:14). On November 2, 2016, The Lord also placed a prayer burden in First Lady Jennings concerning Pastor’s Wives and Ministry Mates, (the wives of ministry leaders),and Empowerment Place: You’re Not Alone (EPYNA) was birthed. EPYNA’s purpose is to create synergy between Pastors wives and Ministry Mates to develop a community where we support and encourage, as well as give and receive words of wisdom to help us manage through times when we feel as if we are all alone. (1 Corinthians 12: 8-10).
First Lady Jennings holds a Bachelor of Arts in Early Childhood Education from the University of Iowa; she received training in Spiritual Formation and Discipleship from Moody Theological Seminary, and is currently pursuing her Master of Arts in Christian Life Coaching and Mentorship from Trinity Theological Seminary.
Her greatest blessing is being married to her husband, the anointed Pastor Tracy Jennings, and having the honor of being the mother to two amazing adult children, Reggie and Traci.