Gino Jennings – Net Worth, Wife, Biography, Scandal, Church

Gino Jennings is an American pastor, who is best known as being the founder and general overseer of the First Church of our Lord Jesus Christ in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.


Born on February 10, 1963, Gino was the 4th of 8 siblings. His father was Bishop Ernest Jennings, a ministerial clergy leader at his father’s uncle’s church in Philadelphia.

As a teenager, Gino was appointed as an assistant pastor of the church. He began preaching regularly under the tutelage of his great-uncle and father.

He even began evangelizing at revivals and crusades at other churches around the city of Philadelphia with his father and mother.

Jennings has gained most of his popularity within the Christian community through his broadcasts on a few local cable networks and television stations.

Occasionally, Jennings invites other pastors to have open public debates with him, that he broadcasts on television and on his YouTube channel.

In addition, Gino claims to have seen the Lord.

He said:

“He stood there before me … I saw his hands…something just comes over me when I talk about it…He showed me my work…,” he would say,…”…my calling was made known to me: Jeremiah 1 verse 5…’…Before I formed thee in the belly, I knew thee and before thou camest forth out of the womb I sanctified thee, and I ordained thee a prophet unto the nations.’, … He placed his hands in my face and made it hard as flint…”


On May 21, 1984, Jennings started the First Church of Our Lord Jesus Christ, in the basement of his family home, starting out with 15 members.

Since establishing FCOOLJC, Jennings has grown the institution from a core of 12 believers who worshiped in the basement of his parents’ Hunting Park home to a denomination that has founded satellite churches in more than 20 states across the US.

FCOOLJC now counts around 200 international sanctuaries in Asia, Africa, and Europe. Also, his churches have been dedicated to community service efforts and philanthropy.

Gino rejects the Biblical presentation of God and collapses all distinctions between the persons of Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, leaving Jesus praying to Himself in the Garden and sending “another Comforter” who is none other than Himself!

Wife & Children

Gino Jennings is married to Darlene Gayman Jennings, a fellow member of the church. The happy couple married on April 15, 1990, when Gino was 27.

They have 7 children together, four sons and three daughters.

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He published a book, entitled – ”Holy Scriptures First Church of Our Lord Jesus Christ with Pastor Gino Jennings.”

This book contains the 66 books with the book of Jasher, Samuel and the Apocrypha (means ‘hidden things’ in Greek) and it also gives the knowledge of how the Confederacy was formed.


His father, Bishop Ernest Jennings, died on April 12, 1991.

Many people of other churches and denominations have criticized Gino and the First Church of our Lord Jesus Christ for some of their stricter views and beliefs, like – the rejection of women in church clergy based on 1st Timothy 2:12.

Reverend Dr Carla Dunbar said Jennings’ comments are erroneous. Dunbar said:

“The statements are debilitating and degrading and erroneous, and he has no scriptural basis for the claims he is making. Women have been used biblical from a long time.”

Israel Folau Incident

In April 2019, Folau’s four-year contract with the Waratahs and Rugby Australia was terminated over what he understands the Bible to say about homosexuality and same-sex marriage.

Rugby Australia chief executive Raelene Castle said:

”It was made clear to him that any social media posts or commentary that is in any way disrespectful to people because of their sexuality will result in disciplinary action.”

Israel’s views became a subject of controversy in April 2018, when someone asked him on Instagram what God’s “plan for homosexuals” was, and he wrote:

Israel Folau
Israel Folau – © Guliver / Getty Images

“Hell.. unless they repent of their sins and turn to God.”

Rugby Australia took disciplinary action against Israel after he posted an image on Instagram that claimed “hell awaits” for “drunks, homosexuals, adulterers, liars, fornicators, thieves, atheists, idolaters.”

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When asked if he would do it again, Folau said: ”I would absolutely.”

In October 2019, Gino had a visa denied by the Australian Government. In a video post, Gino described the decision to not grant him a visa as “a fight with the devil.”

In addition, Jennings said he is the inspiration behind Folau.

Other famous pastors are Matt Chandler, Tony Evans, and Ron Carpenter Jr.

Pastor Gino Jennings – Net Worth

Jennings earned most of his wealth from overseeing the First Church of our Lord Jesus Christ and selling his book online (Holy Scriptures First Church of Our Lord Jesus Christ). Therefore, Gino Jennings has an estimated net worth of $0.8 million.

Update – according to some sources, Jennings doesn’t get a salary from the church. In a 2019 video post, Pastor Jennings said that his net worth is not $1.5 million.

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45 thoughts on “Gino Jennings – Net Worth, Wife, Biography, Scandal, Church”

  1. Matthew 28v19 says to go and make disciples of all nations baptizing them in the name of the Father and the Son and of the Holy Spirit and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you but you always say we must be baptized in Jesus name only

    • You absolutely stated it correctly “baptizing them in the name of the father…? What is His name? His name is JESUS

      • He never said in jesus name only he always say in the name of our Lord jesus christ… and that scripture says in the NAME of the father and of the son and of the holy ghost.. the name which îs of Lord Jesus christ… remember the name

    • Father, Son and Holy Ghost are TITLES. The name of the Father is JESUS, the name of the son is JESUS and the name of the Holy Ghost is JESUS. Matthew 28 : 19 and Act 2:38 is the SAME THING. Ask the lord to give you understanding.

  2. One God manifested three ways. There is only one God….one Jesus. Paul said the true gospel is only hid to them that are lost. Pastor Gino Jennings is right.

  3. Hi I want to know can i talk to him about Christianity he like of knowledge Christianity mean son of God but man made it out of religion I want to talk to him more in person on phone however
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  4. How do you Paster Gino Jennings feel about Dr. Ray Hagins saying that Jesus was never alive and the Bible is a made up book of lie’s.


    • I was baptized in the name of the Father, the son, and the Holy Ghost when I was younger. I believe that they are one. The Bible says that Jesus was a manifestation of His word on earth. In that manner I believe they are one. Father- Yahweh and Jesus the son.(who died for our sins and God has given dominion/power to judge us for our sins at the End. The Holy Spirit is described as the power of God. Noone shall come to the Father except through Jesus Christ. Therefore I believe he is God’s buffering level to do God’s will as well with God’s powers bestowed upon him due to his sacrifice. He is truly Worthy! I acknowledge them all the Trinity. With giving praises to Jesus and God equally. For I believe without the Father, there could be no us (he created Adam and Eve) , and no Savior (he begat Jesus by Mary). God is responsible for all of us ever being!!

      • I correct myself..If Jesus was a manifestation of God’s Word. His word has always been with him. And only manifested on earth with Jesus’s birth. Can you separate your word’s from yourself? So I guess in a way they are one!

        • I just want to comment on how much I enjoy Pastor Gino Jennings teachings/ministry. I live in Texas and have not found a good church home in over 20 years here moving from another state. I wish we had a church here that I could attend in the Dallas area. The last church I went to years ago. I was there with my Ex husband. And he and a lady in the Choir had a dead gaze most of the church service. I proded him to leave early before they released service due to this. When we got ready to leave. One of the other women from the Choir ran to door to look at us as we drove off with my young son. I felt really bad about these actions and didn’t want to return. But my husband talked me into going back. The next time the Lady in the Choir looked like she was going to come over and hug my husband. I did not go back again before I lose my religion inside the church. I can’t believe how hard up some women in church can act here in this metroplex. My husband did go back again but without me. We are of course divorced now. Seeking a good church home. Until then I will continue to watch and cherish you services online! I have stopped watching TDJakes and Creflo because they preach against Mammon but don’t practice what they preach!

  6. Dear Pastor Jennings I love your videos soooooo much because you stick to all of God’s teachings, and it’s feels so good to let people know that God said it….and we can turn to it in the Bible… Especially the women in our choir dress like hookers. My daughter in-law say give them time, I feel 3+yrs. And still coming to church dressed like that is very embarrasing. At 44yrs old can’t read and all her 3 kids ages 16 to 30yrs old don’t know their ABC’s sad just cracking up their checks. But God see and knows everything. Love you Pastor Jennings. Debbie Cooper💖💖💖💋💯💯💯🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏

  7. Linda Rika YouTube testimony three preachers out of five million people eligible for heaven on the day that she saw the Lord Jesus The Christ. Please pray and ask God if it is true? My first rapture dream only 123 people out of the entire USA go to heaven. Second dream but as it was in the days of Noah… Matthew 22:11-13 clothing keeps a man from heaven. Take heed that no man deceive you.

  8. Peace and Blessings.
    For all of Christs children who praise Pastor Jennings for gis undeestanding of the word must be mindful of who they’re praising in the mighty name of Jesus. For Gods children who have been chosen knows to answer at the appointed time. In goodness and in truth. Gods appointed time has come, and it is my pleasure to say it is his dauggter who has recieved him. I will not argue or debate we are in a new. As it is written from a mans rib woman is created and through woman man comes. Hence we’re in a new Pasror Jennings must ask for forgiveness when it comes to all of his harsh words.For it is a woman who also knows the truth that Pastor Jennings speak, and it is onky through a woman Will Christ rerurn. I am Mother of all Mothers in goodness and in truth. I am Gemini ( Twin ) lineage of the Almighty Alpha and Omega. I am all that I am, and because our God knows all things. I speak in the name of Jesus, understanding the the trinity. Pastor Jennings, please allow me to hear yoyr story to how the sin is to return, and I will allow you to why the Trinity is true. Be mindful of your words for I am Spirit, and I speak in spirit and truth. I will also Chasten you should you bring forth ignorance. Amen

  9. I am not aginst the truth The pastor speaks the same truth I speak. I understand all he speaks this is why As he debates, he is man. I I don’t debate with my brethren and we speak the sane. My truth is my eyes have always been open. I enjoy learning and growing, and the pastor is preachibg truth in a very very old manner. It is from life I have grown, and our Priesthood is Royal. We the children who are Spirit first understand we’re not to speak against the word in Jesus name, no matter who is preachibg or teaching. We correct those whom we lluv. I Speak from the root. He and I would be overjoyed in word. Hence INI allowing him to see truth. I’m pleased to hear him. #HolySpirit

  10. I always get a kick out of people defending women preachers. They never use bible, just their opinion!
    1 Timothy 2:12

    “But I suffer not a woman to teach, nor to usurp authority over the man, but to be in silence.”

    King James Version (KJV)

    and since every word will be established in the mouth of two or three witnesses;
    1 Corinthians 14:35

    “And if they will learn any thing, let them ask their husbands at home: for it is a shame for women to speak in the church.”

    King James Version (KJV)

  11. Simple as nature itself, only men expel seed, women receive seed, and babies are born, to go against this is to go against the very nature of God.

  12. Ms. Sharee, I would advice you to spell check before you come before men. For mankind will look at you ridiculously, based on your grammar.

  13. I have listened to this guy sermons. He is an arrogant “accuser” as is the devil. He smirks with a cocky smirk when he is about to pounce on debate opponent.
    He is a word manipulator. A false teacher. Sure some of his teachings are accurate but satan says small right things to make you do big wrongs.
    Deny the son and you have not the father. If you believe God sits next to himself, stands at the right hand of himself, and talks to himself as the bible says Jesus does in relation to the father… deny the only begotten son of God.

    Gino Jenner also says that “I come in his name means that the fathers name is Jesus Christ. No silly. It means Jesus came to represent God. If I say I am coming in Tyrone’s name because he isn’t here to represent himself….would you start calling me Tyrone?

    There are many verses such as ” He that hath sent me is greater than me” and so forth that show Jesus has a relationship with the Father….not himself.

    He teaches that trins believe in 3 gods. No, we don’t. We believe in one God and He has a Son. We know that “christian” and “Baptist” isn’t in the bible. It just means you believe the Christ and believe the Baptism.

    • With All His Preaching. I have never heard him giving reference to Jesus Christ. He tends to stick to God. He is Struck in the Old Testament(Moses) which he is in favor of. the Old Convenant (Moses) over the New Convenant(Jesus). I don’t mean to be critical because we are not to judge one another or to even debate the scriptures. This Brother sows Discord amongst the Brethen. The way he speaks is in the spirit of Sling Blade (A Movie). A Sling Blade is used for Cutting Brush. So I guess he is separating the Wheat from the Tare. Which is a NO NO. Out of All the things he knows about his God. God is the Only Judge. He must have miss that when he’s taking people apart. I just check his financials. He has 1.2 Million.Where does he sees himself any different from what is already out there???

      • He focus’s on ‘Heaven” ,The others focus on material things ,saying things like God wants everyone to be rich. They never use the scriptures that that God wants us to prosper …as our soul prospers and what does it profit that a man if he receives the world yet lose his soul .

    • You can have your belief, but God said Something like the tongue is wicked and hurtful, my thing is this preach The Word ,But to call a Gay person a ([email protected]#)is wrong it’s like calling him a ([email protected]##$%) you can get your point across to people without being disrespectful. What if a woman is a Prostitute and need to hear the word of God or if a person is living a sinful life and need to hear the word of God .The Pastor is wrong because he is turning people who never knew God away by his hurtful words.It’s all in the presentation. You are to bring people to God not push them away.Speak the truth of the Bible with Love and Understanding that some people don’t know anything about God and want to know Him,and to hear you speak so nasty about the people doing the sin takes away from them learning. He talks about Rappers and other entertainers speaking about God as sinners, what if a young person who likes them and wants to know about God because of that Rapper ,and then you talk mean crap about them would turn someone trying to see what’s the hype about God .You don’t know and shouldn’t judge people who may be bringing people to Christ and then you push then away with that meanness. So you are not helping God to bringing in new people that know nothing. Being rude and nasty is not the way.but you don’t see it that way. It’s just like a Alcoholic who says I don’t have a drinking problem. You think those truthful hurtful words coming out your mouth is ok.

  14. Stop being disobedient and baptise the way God’s only begotten Son commanded us,in the name of the FATHER, SON and the Holy Ghost.

  15. Well in regards to Pastor Jennings being the things some say, I would like to add he is a lover of the Word of God and that’s how we all should be. For what is the Word? But GOD. I have learned many things under his teaching and he is truly capable of rightly dividing the Word of God. How can the people learn except by hearing…Jesus taught similarly. The Way is straight, (no pun) and narrow, Amen. Blessings to all, for God don’t want any to perish. Hallelujah.

  16. The Father, the Son and Holy Ghost. They all make one for they were three persons in one body. That body is Jesus!! He is all three in One! The Son was born, the Father was in Him and the Holy Ghost did all the works and miracles that the Son performed as the Father!
    Break down:
    The Father took on the form of the Spirit and was born in the Son! Making the Father and Spirit as One but separate as well for the Spirit became the Father! Yet He is still the Spirit too. The Son had them both on the inside! He was all three but separate too. (Put the three totally together and you have Jesus, that Holy thing that was born unto the world, being the Son of God)

    King James Version
    Luke 1:35
    And the angel answered and said unto her, The Holy Ghost shall come upon thee, and the power of the Highest shall overshadow thee: therefore also that holy thing which shall be born of thee shall be called the Son of God.

  17. I attend my childhood church every Sunday, since the day it was built in 1966. It’s just a few blocks away from Lindley Ave. on 5th St.
    I appreciate and look at Pastor Jennings most every Sunday. I dont like the fact that he disrespect others (we’re Apostolic). I also think its disrespectful and arrogant for a man, to refer to hisself as an Apostle. That’s all. Peace.

  18. New age; new time’s, new day’s, are like the times of Noah’s days when GOD caused it to rain 🌧 and people didn’t believe, here we r again. In the same situations with everything that GOD said; will come to pass is happening- Wars and Rumors of wars, and much, much more! 🤦‍♀️ people going after their own lusts, denying the Truth of What GOD has chosen us to say, which will line up with HIS Word. Why r people so afraid 😱 of the Truth? I think 🤔 💭 because they don’t want to stop 🛑 ✋ their wrongs. Instead of crying 😭 about the Truth and hurt 😢 feelings, Practice getting our wrongs right! Our FATHER LORD JESUS CHRIST chooses who HE wants to choose, using man to preach – to give / deliver, HIS Truth, HIS WORD unto us in order to make our lives better – St. John 10:10 The thief cometh not, but for to steal, and to kill, and to destroy: I am come that they might have Life, and that they might have it more abundantly, vs.11. I am the good shepherd: the good shepherd giveth his life for the sheep 🐑. We have a choice to choose Him and Live! Or to die n our own lustful behaviors 🤔💭 So on that note 📝 I’m glad our LORD JESUS CHRIST has CHOSEN Apostle, Pastor Gino Jennings to feed, His sheep 🐑 and shed Light 💡 on the things that we r doing wrong in the churches 😍People have Prayed for this moment in these times to hear 👂 the Truth and now that GOD has chosen a leader to explain, she’d light 💡 on HIS SCRIPTURES 📖, some can’t accept Truth because some don’t want to change! Some changes don’t happen over night it takes practice ☺️ I Pray Our Strength in Our FATHER, Our LORD JESUS CHRIST ❣️Thank u Apostle, Pastor Gino Jennings for stepping out on Faith and allowing GOD to use, u to Feed 📖 HIS sheep 🐑 with The HOLY SCRIPTURES!! 1Peter1:16 Because it is written,Be ye HOLY; For I Am HOLY.

  19. God bless pastor Gino Jennings and his Family, I have been watching him for years and I was baptized the right way in the name of JESUS Christ , act 2:38.

  20. I like the boldness of the preaching of the word in this day and time.I’d like to send an offering to this ministry. If I happen to be in the area , I will attend one of your services. I’ve been in Philadelphia about 35 years ago. I reside in the state of Texas .


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