About the authors
Pastor Russell R. Jenkins III and Ashanta LaStar Jenkins are a husband and wife duo, both Jesus warriors and natives of Harrisburg, PA. Life long friends who got marriage, Russ and Star have been blessed with 4 beautiful children together, two sons and two daughters.
Entrepreneurial spirit runs in the blood of the family. Before becoming a full-time pastor and author, Russ started his trucking business right out of high school, while his sweetheart, Star, owned and operated a Day Care business for several years. The duo is fortunate for having being born and raised in big families that were willing to foster and take care of a multitude of children over the years. That’s why it comes as no surprise that Russell & LaStar have fostered many kids as a family.
Currently, under the leadership of Senior pastor Russell R. Jenkins Jr, Pastor Russell carries the unique responsibility of leading and nurturing New Day IKM, a dynamic Christ congregation in Harrisburg, PA. Star is the first and only leading lady in Russell’s life. Together, they’ve written a series of children’s books called The Isaiah Series. It’s aptly titled so after a wonderful foster child by the same name under their care. Isaiah is a kid who suffers from a diversity of challenges, including Autism Spectrum disorder, and ADHD combined type.
As a couple, Russ & Star live their daily lives to please the Almighty. They love bringing blessings to others and aren’t afraid to go and above to make those around them happy.
With good tidings,
Russ & Star