Born in Dumas, TX, Nathan Carrington has been privileged to call the Texas Panhandle home for his entire life. He was blessed to be raised in a minister’s home by a mother and father who were faithful and committed Christians. David and Gloria Carrington pastored the Dumas United Pentecostal Church for 38 years, laying a solid foundation for Pastor Carrington’s faith.
After graduation from Dumas High School, Nathan attended West Texas A&M University, in Canyon, TX, where he obtained a business degree. It was also during his years as a student there that he became a part of the Jubilee Apostolic Church family.
In 1994, Nathan began to learn and grow from the mentorship of our late Pastor, Royce Elms. Over the next several years, Pastor Carrington began to mature in God, in leadership, and in ministry. Over the next 17 years, he served as our local Youth Pastor, Sectional Youth Leader for the Texas Panhandle, and went on to lead as District Youth Secretary and Youth President for all of New Mexico and West Texas. Much of who he is today came from the guidance he gained from his mentors and his ministry opportunities. In 2010, Pastor Elms went on to be with the Lord, but not before leaving an indelible imprint on the man who would assume the role of “shepherd” of our flock.
Pastor Carrington feels like his greatest blessings in life, after his relationship with the Lord, are his wife (Rolonda) of over 20 years, and his five children (Nataley, Ramah, Hannah, Marium & Anthony). He is also very blessed to be an ordained minister with the United Pentecostal Church International, where he has held a license for over a decade. He also loves to call Jubilee Apostolic Church "his" church family, because it is a great place to belong. He loves serving this great congregation, and he loves being able to share the good news of the Gospel with the city of Amarillo. Pastor Carrington is convinced that God has a great revival in store for Amarillo and that He has “much people in this city”(Acts 18:10).
Music Ministry and Children's Ministry Director
Our First Lady, Rolonda Carrington, has lived in Amarillo, TX all of her life. She has a wonderful husband, Nathan Carrington, and is blessed with five amazing children, Nataley, Ramah, Hannah, Marium, and Anthony. Her parents, whom she dearly loves, Royce and Annette Elms pastored in Amarillo for 40 years, at Jubilee Apostolic Church, until the passing of her father in 2010. Since that time, Nathan and Rolonda have been privileged to pastor the same wonderful church. She stays busy with many duties, which include being a mother, a home-school teacher, Pastor’s wife, music director, and children’s ministry director. Children’s ministry is a particular passion for her, and God has allowed her to minister in that realm in churches, rallies, and crusades in Texas and New Mexico. Rolonda was raised in a minister’s home and was taught the value of serving God in any capacity that God calls you to serve.
Ladies Ministry Director
Annette Elms resides in Amarillo, TX, but she was raised in Indiana. She married evangelist Royce Elms and they were a team for 48 years, before the Lord called him home. They pastored Jubilee Apostolic Church for 40 years, leaving an enormous impact on the lives of many. Since the passing of her husband, God has helped her to continue ministering in other ways. She enjoys serving as the Director of Ladies Ministry and is blessed with the loving relationships that are built at Jubilee.
Garrett and Candy Jenkins
Sunday School Directors
Garrett was born and raised in New Mexico. He moved to Amarillo, in 1997, where he became a faithful member of the Jubilee Apostolic Church Family.
Strong men build strong families, and strong families build strong churches. Brother Wesel believes that building better men will build a better Jubilee. He also leads regular men's outings such as campouts, fishing trips, disk golf games, and most anything that men enjoy doing for fellowship.
Life Group Director
Jeana Rankin has served Jubilee for decades doing various jobs from cleaning, media and sound, and music ministry as drummer.
She met her husband at Jubilee, and they were married in the church, in 1987. She is now blessed with four precious children, who are all active within the Jubilee family. She says, "I give God all the glory for the blessings and goodness He has given to me!"
As the coordinator for Life Group Ministry, she hosts quarterly fellowship events for the entire church family. She enjoys seeing the bonds of love that are formed when people just have fun together.
Pillar's Ministry Director
Priscilla Loden has been in the church for over 50 years and counts the deep friendships that she has, within the church, as some of her greatest blessings. There have been many times when the love and prayers of fellow-believers have seen her through hard trials. When she has felt overwhelmed, she has learned that she can find peace and joy in the house of the Lord.
Sister Loden's passion in ministry is for the elders of the congregation. At Jubilee, they are called PILLARS, as they are such a strength and support to the church structure. She coordinates monthly events designed to strengthen friendships among the more experienced members of the community. If you are over 55 years of age, and need a place to belong, The Pillars would love to welcome you! They meet the first Saturday of each month, unless otherwise announced, and they play games, they laugh, and very often they eat. Several times each year, the event has more than a snack; more like a full meal. Most importantly, they build friendships to dispel the enemies of loneliness and discouragement so common at this season of life.
Veronica Lopez' is the smiling face that often greets members and guests at the front door. She is delighted to welcome everyone to Jubilee because it wasn't long ago that she was welcomed here for the first time. It was in 2013 when she first visited this church, and when she came she really needed a loving place to receive her and her family. She found this at Jubilee Apostolic Church. She recalls walking into the foyer, where she was greeted and was so relieved that no one looked down on her. It wouldn't be long before God delivered her from alcohol addiction, and set her life on course for Heaven. In her words, "It was the best decision ever!"
Veronica loves this church, not only for the love she feels from the church family but because of what is taught to her and her family. When she started searching for a church, she began praying for a place where her family could develop a deep, personal relationship with God. She desired a church where the preaching was Bible-based, and not story-centered. She found everything she desired at Jubilee. She rejoices that God also blessed her with a spiritual family, which she desperately needed, as she had recently moved away from much of her natural family.
Over the past few years, Veronica has watched her children grow and flourish in their faith, even as she has. If you wonder why she smiles, as she welcomes people to Jubilee...it's because she knows that what God has done for her, He can do for anyone.