Burris A. Jenkins

Burris Jenkins (1869 - 1945) was a Kansas City minister at the Linwood Boulevard Christian Church in Kansas City, Missouri from 1907 to 1942. Sinclair Lewis interviewed Jenkins and numerous other preachers in Kansas City and observed them during services in preparation for writing his novel "Elmer Gantry." Clarence Darrow was friends with both Sinclair Lewis and Burris Jenkins.