Marine corps veteran and local pastor retires from Goodfellow


Gary Jenkins was honored with a retirement ceremnony at Goodfellow Airforce Base for his stunning career and life of service. From his time in Vietnam as a Marine Corps scout sniper, to his role in President Nixon’s personal security team, Jenkins retirement marks another chapter in an amazing life.

“It’s been both extremely rewarding and challenging to balance it,” said Jenkins. “To balance your career with family life. The one thing I want to stress, that’s more important than the dollar sign, is family.” Members of Jenkins family, as well as friends and colleages from throughout his illustrious career, attended the ceremony.

Jenkins also worked as a journalist and television news anchor before moving to San Angelo in 2015. He then served as an audio visual production specialist for the 17th Training Wing Public Affairs office. Even though he is retiring, that does not mean he’s done yet. He and his wife, who was also honored, are San Angelo Police Department chaplains and have their own church called Eagle’s Wings International Ministries.

“I’m going to continue to run now the Gospel America Network,” said Jenkins. I’ll be doing a lot of traveling as we produce shows, as we meet with new clients, as we market the station. It’s going to take a lot of leg work. So, I’ll spend a lot of time doing that and also I’ll continue serving in full time ministry as the senior pastor at Eagles Wings International Ministries.”

One message that Jenkins wanted to make sure to spread, was that of support for anyone going through dark or difficult times. He gives active encouragement to contact the Eagles Wings International Ministries if you have need of emotional or spiritual support.

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