Henry Donnell FitzJefferies was born in High Point, North Carolina. He is the older of two sons. He and his brother Michael Edward Jefferies were born to Henry Edward Jefferies and Bettye Ann Jefferies. Pastor Donnell was educated in the Guilford County School System. He graduated from T. Wingate Andrews High School in High Point. After high school he earned a Bachelor of Arts Degree in English from Boston University and a Master of Divinity of Degree from the Divinity School at Duke University. Pastor Donnell also earned a Doctor of Ministry Degree from Hood Theological Seminary.
Pastor Donnell has served six appointments in the Western North Carolina Conference of the United Methodist Church. These appointments include the Berry Temple-Wilson Chapel Charge in Asheville, NC, Metropolitan United Methodist Church in Greensboro, NC, St. Mark United Methodist Church in Charlotte, NC, the Brooks Temple-St. Stephen Charge in Davidson County, and currently St. Matthews United Methodist Church in Greensboro, NC. Pastor Donnell has also served as the Western North Carolina Conference Director of Nurturing and Ethnic Ministries.
Pastor Donnell is married to Kathleen Elizabeth FitzJefferies and they have one son Jacob Samuel Stinger of Eagleville, PA.
Pastor Donnell believes that God’s abundant grace is offered to all people. He seeks to help others enrich their spiritual lives so that they can lead others to life in Christ.