Hughes Jenkins was born July 23, 1947 in Boyce, Louisiana. He attended Wettermark
Elementary through High School. Hughes Jenkins received a Bachelor degree in Education
in 1970. In 1970 he was drafted into the United States Army where he was a Postal
Clerk Specialist in Mainz, Germany until 1972. After leaving the Arm Forces, Pastor
Jenkins taught 12th Grade math in Opelousas, Louisiana from 1972 until 1973. He also
taught 12th grade math in Alexandria, Louisiana from 1973 until 1974.
Pastor Hughes Jenkins moved to Houston, Texas and attended Texas Southern University
in 1975 to work on his Master degree and received 36 hours toward his degree in 1977.
Pastor Jenkins taught 6th, 8th, and 9th grade math at Deady Junior High/Middle School.
Also, along with teaching school Pastor Jenkins was a 7th Grade coach for the boys
basketball team and was a basketball official for the school. He taught at Deady
for 24 years. He taught math at H.C.C. (Houston Community College). Pastor Hughes
Jenkins was baptized in Jesus name in 1981 and received the Holy Ghost afterward.
God called him while attended New Life Temple Church. He served in various ministries.
He taught the New Convert Class, taught the Home Bible Fellowship Classes in the
home. He was one of the Treasurers over the finances of the church, a board member,
and evangelized before God called him to pastor.
In 1993 Pastor Hughes Jenkins wanted to be about God is business, so he along with
his wife, Ella Jenkins, founded New Abundant Life. The church began in their home
at 15302 OHara Dr. to a store front at Hillcroft and Main to 2340 Texas Parkway in
Missouri City, Texas to the present location.
Today, New Abundant Life Church is located at 7510 Chasewood Dr., Missouri City,