Jerry Bruce Jenkins (born September 23, 1949 in Kalamazoo, Michigan) is an American novelist and biographer. He is best known as writer of the Left Behind series of books for Tim LaHaye. Jenkins has written over 190 books, including romance novels, mysteries, and children's adventures, as well as non-fiction, including biographies and marriage & family titles. His fiction usually features evangelical Christians as protagonists.
In 2005, Jenkins and LaHaye ranked 9th in Amazon.com's 10th Anniversary Hall of Fame authors ranked according to the largest numbers of books sold at Amazon.com in the 10 years since it opened on July 16, 1995. In 2018, Left Behind was listed as one of the 100 favorite novels in America by PBS. Jenkins and his wife Dianna have three sons, several grandchildren, and reside in Black Forest, Colorado.