Reverend Brendolyn Lovette Jenkins Boseman
Reverend Jenkins Boseman is the Founder and Executive Director of The Imani Group, Inc. She is also Senior Pastor and Lead Servant of Hudson Memorial CME Church in Augusta, Georgia. She works tirelessly in the areas Criminal Justice, Environmental Justice, Social Justice and Youth Leadership Development. As the first female national co-chair of the African American Ministers Leadership Council and African American Ministers in Action she brings to the consciousness of other faith leaders their duty to be prophetic voices speaking to not only speaking “truth to power” but in speaking “truth with power”.
She made a major transformative career and lifestyle change after almost four decades as a funeral service professional in New York and South Carolina. She is an instructor for the BASICS World of Work and EMERGE re-entry programs within the Pre-Release, Diversion and Transitional Correctional Centers in Georgia and South Carolina. A member of the Mayor of Augusta’s Re-Entry Task Force and as a Healing Community-Station of Hope through Georgia’s Prison Re-Entry Initiative. She is recognized for her expertise and activism in the area of Environmental Justice, having attended three United Nations Conferences on Climate Change as a delegate. Under her leadership, The Imani Group serves as a Community Partner for the U. S. Department of Energy, U. S. Environmental Protection Agency and SC Department of Health and Environmental Control. She is a member of the NAACP having served two terms as immediate past president of the Aiken Branch and as an Executive Committee member of the SC Conference.
Reverend Boseman was born and raised in Barnwell, South Carolina and presently resides in Aiken, South Carolina. She is the daughter of the late Deacon Willie Matthew Jenkins, Sr. and the late Mrs. Johnnie Ruth Jenkins. She and Bobby are the proud parents of three beautiful, talented and gifted daughters; Razzie, Remy, and Rozlyn. Tragically, their son, Corey, predeceased them on June 27, 2015. Her prayer is that “they will arise and call her blessed”.