Craig began his ministry with Cadence back in the summer of 1987 while serving as a missionary intern in both Europe and the U.S. In 1988, he joined the mission full-time and began to raise support as a Cadence missionary. In 1991, he traveled to Asia to help direct the Kadena Christian Center on the Japanese island of Okinawa during Operation Desert Shield and Desert Storm. In August of 1991 he headed north to North Pole, Alaska and began a ministry to the single servicemen at both Fort Wainwright and Eielson AFB called Basecamp. In 1996 he married his wife, Kim. They both continued ministry at Basecamp and expanded their ministry to married service members as well. In late 2000, the Jentinks returned to the lower 48 for a home assignment until joining the Cadence Headquarters team in 2002. Craig worked at Cadence Headquarters until 2006 and then transitioned to a Field Director in August of that year. Since then, he has provided leadership to the 27-missionary staff of the America Central Region in the America’s field.
Craig and Kim are both Mid-westerners by birth. Craig grew up in Minnesota and Kim in Wisconsin. They met in Alaska while Kim was there looking for a job as a teacher. Craig and Kim were married on June 8, 1996. The Jentinks have lived in Colorado since 2002. Craig and Kim have two adult children, Nathanael and Karis, who were both born in Alaska during the Jentinks’ ministry time at Basecamp. They also have an Alaskan Malamute named Koda.