Pastor Jenks grew up in western New York and was active in First Baptist Church in North Tonawanda when the Lord called him into the ministry. He graduated from Spurgeon Baptist Bible College in 1982 and became a missionary with Fellowship of Baptists for Home Missions and has been with Baptist Church Planters since its beginning. He served in New York where the Lord used him to rescue First Baptist Church in West Danby and plant Harvest Baptist Church in Bath which graduated in 2004. Peter and his wife, Mary Lou, have four children and eleven grandchildren.