Pastors & Ministerial Staff 

Rev. Howard M. Jenkins, Jr. 


Rev. Jenkins received his first Pastoral appointment to Bethel A.M.E. Providence on May 16, 2010, as an Ordained Local Elder of the African Methodist Episcopal Church by Bishop Richard F. Norris at the 159th session of the New England Annual Conference and Ordained Itinerant Elder on April 2, 2017 by Bishop Gregory G. M. Ingram at the 166th Session of the New England Annual Conference.

Rev. Dorothy J. Ola


Rev. Ola became a member Bethel A.M.E. Church Providence in 1990.  She received God’s call to the ministry in 2006 and entered the New England Conference A.M.E. Ministerial Institute in 2007..

Rev. Kristy Nelson


Reverend Nelson is a graduate of Hope High School in Providence, Rhode Island, InternationalL, Harvest Destiny Bible School in Somerset, Massachusetts and the New England Conference Institute in Boston, Massachusetts.  She was ordained a Local Elder on April 22, 2012 by Bishop Richard Franklin Norris at Charles Street African Methodist Episcopal in Boston, Massachusetts.

Lic. Teresa L. Jenkins


Licentiate Teresa Jenkins was called to preach in 2017, and was Licensed to preach in June 2018. She is currently enrolled in Fuller Theological Seminary working towards her Master in Divinity Degree with a concentration in Christian Counseling. She is a 33 year human service professional and a Certified Life Coach. She serves as the founder and convener of Unleashing the Jewel Conference and serves as the Adult Church School Teacher.