With inspirational vision and enthusiasm, J. Jasper Wilkins, Jr. serves as the Senior Pastor of Wake Chapel Church (WCC): WCC Central and the state of the art Life Enrichment Center located at 3805 Tarheel Club Road and WCC North located at 4509 Bland Road in Raleigh, North Carolina.
His visionary leadership, dynamic sermons, and riveting sense of humor empower and positively impact thousands of lives on a weekly basis and he never stops smiling. Wake Chapel has experienced tremendous growth in discipleship, community/ outreach services, and physical facilities during his productive 24-year pastorate.
Pastor Wilkins earned a B.S. Degree in Human Services from Southern New Hampshire University. Subsequently, he pursued theological studies at Yale University and Duke University where the Masters of Divinity was conferred upon him in 1988.
His outstanding commitment to community service has garnered him numerous awards and accolades. He currently serves as the Chair of the Shaw University Divinity School Visitor’s Board, Yale University Alumni Schools Committee, President of Wake Media Films, LLC and Executive Producer of the upcoming movie “There’s My Angel” scheduled to debut in 2016.
He is married to the lovely Cheryl Renee who effectively and graciously shares in the Ministry. They are the proud parents of two sons, John Jasper Wilkins, III, MD, Jared Carlton (Shauna) and three beautiful grandchildren, Makena Faith, Declan Scott, and Zoe Grace.