Kingdom Builder’s Family Life Center (KBFLC) was founded in 2013 in Colorado Springs by Ms. Lisa Jenkins, a long-term victim advocate and case manager, and a survivor of domestic abuse. The organization’s mission is committed to changing the narrative of underserved individuals, families and youth who have been impacted by various forms of Trauma. KBFLC is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization in good standing with the IRS and the State of Colorado.
Ms. Jenkins, Founder/Chief Executive Officer of KBFLC, founded the organization in response to her own abusive marriage and the challenges she faced as a single mother and domestic violence survivor once she left her first marriage. Through first-hand experience, she recognized gaps in services and the difficulty of navigating the system without an experienced advocate. Professionally, Ms. Jenkins has 25 years of experience working with high-risk youth, domestic violence survivors, and their families. Most recently she worked as a Victim Advocate at Ft. Carson Army Base for the past five years, until she retired in August 2018 to work full-time at KBFLC. She holds a bachelor’s degree in Social Work, a master’s degree in Education, and has numerous certifications and trainings in violence prevention, victims’ advocacy, and trauma-informed care.
Lisa raised three children on her own after she escaped her first marriage that was filled with domestic abuse. Her experience with trying to find dedicated and consistent mentors for her two sons was difficult. She knew she did not want any other parent to have the same struggle that she did so she knew something needed to be done. She believed in the old African Proverb “It Takes A Village to help raise a child” and because of that one personal experience with her sons “Project Right Direction” a mentoring, educational and empowerment program was implemented in August of 2015.
In 2016, her first passion to assist Domestic Violence victims became a reality and KBFLC’s 1st Domestic Violence Support Group was implemented.
We welcome both men and women survivors and victims to express their thoughts and feelings and share. Our interactive groups help victims realize that they are not alone. Our meetings are confidential and we offer a nurturing and open environment to talk with other victims.
Lisa’s story reads like an epic tale filled with near misses, struggle, strength, courage, and triumph - From her life's experiences she has uncovered her life's purpose, discovered the power that lies within and recovered her spiritual self and she has emerged as a living testament to God's Prevailing Peace, Power, and Presence.
Lisa received a bachelor’s degree in Social Work at Limestone College in 2006. She also completed her master’s degree in Adult Education in 2011. She has completed several certifications such as a Trauma0Informed Care Practitioner through the Colorado Professional Training Center, Advanced Academy Victim Services Training through Colorado Office of Victims Services, Master Trainer of Adverse Childhood experiences through Peaceful households, and many others through her tenure with the organization.
Lisa is on the Transformational Community Engagement & Collaboration (TCEC) Project Advisory Board for Colorado Coalition Against Sexual Assault (CCASA), Colorado Domestic Violence Fatality Review Board, and Crime Victim Services Advisory Board.
Lisa founded Kingdom Builder’s Family Life Center in April of 2013 and in August of 2018, she became the 1st full-time paid employee of the organization as Executive Director, and as of 2021 because of the growth of the organization that title has changed to Chief Executive Officer.
Lisa’s goal is to open a state-of-the-art domestic violence transitional housing for women and their children as well as a Home Away from Home safe house for children that have left unsafe and often violent homes these living conditions. These services will provide a haven as well as a variety of support measures that will allow women and children to break the cycle of domestic violence in their lives. Also, to start a Christian charter school it is our purpose to give students a solid academic foundation while emphasizing Christian character and patriotism.
She is currently writing a book on her life and how she overcame her struggles. She is happily married to George Jenkins of 15 years who is an army retired veteran. She is the mother of 7 children and bonus mom to 1 and grandmother to 4 amazing grandchildren.
Retired SSG US Army, BA
Owner, Stages of Change Psychotherapy LLC., Colorado Springs, CO
Department of Veterans Affairs, Colorado Springs, CO
Department of Justice, Washington, DC
Communications Relations for The Navigators
Colorado Springs, CO
KBFLC Founder and CEO, Colorado Springs, CO
KBFLC Victim Services Director, Colorado Springs, CO
Honorary Lifetime Board Member