Pastor Wilkins

With inspirational vision and enthusiasm, J. Jasper Wilkins, Jr.vserves 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


WCC North
located at 4509 Bland Road

Both locations are 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. These honors include the following: the 2005 NC Teen Essence Foundation Community Service Award and the African American Cultural Center 2003 Community Service Award. Other awards include the 2010 Choir of the Year Award from the NC Gospel Announcers Guild for the debut CD from Pastor J. Jasper Wilkins and the Voices of WCC entitled “Hymns for Him”, for which he also served as an executive producer and the “Pastor of the Year” award at the 16th Annual Waljo People’s Choice Awards in March of 2001.  During that same year, he co-authored “Preparing for Battle,” a wonderful resource for meeting the challenges of Christian living.

He is married to the lovely Cheryl Renee who effectively and graciously shares in the Ministry. They are the proud parents of two sons, Dr. John Jasper Wilkins, III, Jared Carlton (Shauna) and a beautiful granddaughter, Makena Faith and a handsome grandson, Declan Scott.

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