Michael Jenkins

An original founding member of The Gospel Plowboys, Michael Jenkins sings lead and is the band’s guitarist.

Originally from a small coal mining town in Whitesville West Virginia, Michael was raised in church and accepted Jesus into his heart at a young age. He has been told that he inherited his love for Bluegrass music from his Grandfather and Great Grandfather Jenkins. His musical background comes from time spent in the school band, and singing in the church choir.

Michael now calls North Carolina home. In May of 2001 he rededicated his life to serving Christ and joined a local church. It was there he began singing and playing in churches and sharing the word through song. Since that time he has played and sang with several local Bluegrass gospel groups. In August of 2012 Michael was approached by David Murph about forming The Gospel Plowboys. Michael accepted David’s offer and they immediately began working on instrumentation, and even more so, harmony and vocals.

“Everyone loves a good upbeat instrumental song, but a song with lyrics is different. It tells a story. It tells about what Jesus has done for you, tells about where he brought you from” says Michael.

Michael counts it an honor to be able to use his musical talent for the glory of the Lord Jesus Christ. In his spare time, Michael is an avid deer hunter and loves spending time with his family. He and his wife Chrissy currently reside in Concord, NC and have two daughters, McKenzee and Kelsee.