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The 2021 Pop Convergence: A Virtual Pop Conference, April 22-25th
Artwork by Alex Nero; Design by The Art Dictator
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LaQuentin “Q” Jenkins

LaQuentin “Q” Jenkins, M.Div., originally from Sumter, SC, is a worship leader, song writer, arranger and educator with a driving passion for the Black Church, music ministry and congregational worship. “Q” is best known for his work with the award winning Claflin University Gospel Choir (Orangeburg, South Carolina) from 2012-2015, where he helped direct and produce the school’s very first live recording in 2014 with the award winning Claflin University Gospel Choir: D.R.E.A.M. After graduating from Claflin University in 2015 with a Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy of Religion and Music, Q went on to pursue his Master of Divinity with a concentration in Music Ministry at Garrett Evangelical-Theological Seminary in Evanston, IL, where he most recently graduated in May 2020. During that time, he also received a Certificate in Black Sacred Music studies from Mccormick Theological Seminary and had the wonderful privilege of studying with ethnomusicologist of Black sacred music Rev. Dr. Alisha Lola Jones. Q currently serves as the worship leader and asst. music coordinator for The Cathedral of Grace: St. John A.M.E. Church in Aurora, IL. He also works as a Case Manager for the Quad County Urban league in Aurora, helping communities of color find work, job trainings, certifications and other community-based resources. As a vocalist, Q has shared the stage with many gospel greats locally and nationally and has recently recorded with Adrian Dunn and the Adrian Dunn singers of Chicago, IL.