POCOMOKE, Md. - A staple in the Pocomoke community is being honored for over five decades of service.
Bishop Issac Jenkins has been the pastor at New Macedonia Baptist Church since the early 60s and Sunday was his retirement-birthday and anniversary party.
Jenkins has not just served his church, his organization Save The Youth has helped over 4,000 at-risk kids and over 400 high school drop-outs get their GED's.
For his work, Jenkins has received accolades from local judges, senators and even the former President Barack Obama.
"Some preachers haven't stayed at a church no time for reasons. Sometimes the lifestyle. But I made god a promise, that I was going to stay here until I could hardly preach anymore," said Jenkins, addressing the audience gathered at Pocomoke Fire Hall.
Jenkins is the longest serving pastor at one location on the Eastern Shore.
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