Reverend Darden is a member of the First Baptist Church of Glenarden (FBCG) in Landover, MD. At FBCG, she serves as one of the Associate Pastors and Staff Ministers, teaches in The Institutes at the church, the Women Focus Studies and at the Maryland Correctional Institution for Women in Jessup, MD, where a team of ministers teaches and preaches the Word of God.
Reverend Darden is the author of “The Ephesians Woman,” a teaching curriculum that is taught in Churches across the Prince Georges County for women’s retreats, conferences, and Bible Study cell groups. This curriculum is for women who have a passion to deepen their relationship with Christ. It’s Rev. Darden’s desire to pour back into women’s lives - to give a wake-up call to their uniqueness to make a difference in their lives and community; and, most of all, to know their position in Christ.
Reverend Darden received her Bachelor of Science Degree in Management from the University College, University of Maryland in College Park, MD. In addition, Reverend Darden received a Ministry Leadership Advanced Certificate in 2009 and a Certificate of Theological Studies in June 2013, both from Bethel Seminary of the East. Rev. Darden completed her Master of Arts Degree in Biblical Studies in 2016 at the Lancaster/Capital Seminary.
Reverend Darden has two adult children and five grandchildren and three great grand. She loves the Lord and is a committed servant in His Kingdom.
First Lady Trina Jenkins is the devoted wife of the senior pastor of First Baptist Church of Glenarden, John K. Jenkins Sr. In 1980, the couple wed and together they are the proud parents of six beautiful children and six grandchildren.
First Lady Trina’s story is one that could have been lifted from a Christian fairy tale. She accepted Christ as her personal Savior in 1976 at Good Hope United Methodist Church in Silver Spring, Md., during a service in which her future husband (Pastor Jenkins) was the youth preacher.
Her knack for the spiritual development of women and families is evident in First Lady’s ministry, as well as her professional life. After completing the instructor training program offered by the Natural Family Planning Providers Association of Maryland and the District of Columbia, she worked for Providence Hospital in Washington, D.C., as a certified natural family planning instructor.
First Lady Trina relishes her other role as the director of the Family Life Ministries Department at First Baptist. With the goal of “developing dynamic families,” she oversees more than 30 ministries related to men, women and families. She also preaches and teaches at various venues such as churches, retreats and conferences in the United States, as well as Africa.
The Lord continues to use this well-respected, godly woman to train other Christian women to reach their full spiritual potential through widely attended First Baptist retreats and conferences that draw women from near and far.