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Bishop Reginald Jackson Bio, Age, Education, Wife, Children

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Bishop Reginald Jackson Biography

Reginald Jackson is an American bishop. He is the 132nd elected and consecrated bishop of the African Methodist Episcopal Church. Jackson was born as  Reginald Thomas Jackson. He is the presiding prelate of the Sixth Episcopal District of the African Methodist Episcopal (A.M.E.) Church.

It encompasses over 500 churches in the state of Georgia. He was elected and consecrated the 132nd Bishop of the A.M.E. Church in 2012. At the 49th Quadrennial Session of the General Conference held in Nashville, TN and was appointed to the Twentieth Episcopal District (Malawi, Zimbabwe, Tanzania, and Uganda).

Not to mention, as the Ecumenical and Urban Affairs Officer. He has served as the chairman of the Social Action Commission of the A.M.E. Church and is the current chairman of the Commission on Colleges, Universities, and Seminaries.

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Bishop Reginald Jackson Age

He was born on April 26, 1954, in Dover, Delaware. Jackson is 65 years old.

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The information regarding his parent’s and other family members have not been revealed as of now. This information will be updated soon.

Bishop Reginald Jackson Education

After graduating from the Dover Public Schools, Jackson received a bachelor’s degree in history from Delaware State University (Dover, Delaware). Not to mention, a Masters of Divinity from the Interdenominational Theological Center (Atlanta, Georgia).

In 1972 Bishop Jackson licensed to preach at MT. Zion AME Church, Dover under the pastorate of The Rev. Rudolph W. Coleman.

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Ordained an Itinerant Deacon in 1975 by Bishop Earnest Lawrence Hickman, he was assigned as the supply pastor of Graham AME Church, Greenwood, Delaware. While there he served for one year, before leaving to go to Atlanta, Georgia to attend Turner Seminary at the Interdenominational Theological Center (ITC), Atlanta, Georgia.

He was ordained an Itinerant Elder by Bishop Richard Allen Hildebrand in 1977. In 1978 while still in seminary, and assigned to serve as supply pastor, at St. John AME Church, Coleman St., Atlanta.

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He is married to Christy Davis Jackson, Esquire. Jackson is the father of Regina Victoria Jackson, a graduate of Florida A & M University and Seth Joshua Jackson.

Bishop Reginald Jackson Career

After graduating in 1979, he was appointed by Bishop Hildebrand to St. John AME Church, Jersey City, NJ where he served for two years. He was then appointed in 1981 by Bishop Hildebrand to St. Matthew AME Church, Orange, NJ. This was the beginning of a pastorate that would last 31 years.

During his ministry at St. Matthew the congregation grew from about 75 to more than 2800 Disciples of Christ, engaged in ministry, mission, and outreach. Included in this number were more than 300 children and youth, to whom he placed special emphasis and time.

St. Matthew accepted the motto as “the servant church of the Oranges”. Not to mention, instituted more than 30 ministries to meet the spiritual, emotional, educational, physical and financial needs of both church and community.

Shortly after arriving in Orange, Pastor Jackson became involved in the life of the city, county, and state speaking out on issues and informing and organizing ministers and community to act in promoting God’s kingdom on earth and in their best interest.

In addition to pastoring St. Matthew Church, Pastor Jackson served as the Executive Director of the Black Ministers Council of New Jersey (BMC). Representing more than 600 Black churches in New Jersey from 1994-2012. Furthermore, He has been outspoken on every major issue in New Jersey, pressuring the state Supreme Court to order New Jersey to increase spending on poor school districts in the state.

Furthermore, adequate funding for charity care, legislation to end predatory lending, ending the death penalty in New Jersey, needle exchange and most notably, legislation to end and make racial profiling a crime, the only state in the nation to pass such a law.

Affiliations and Awards

Jackson received four pens from three governors used to sign legislation he helped to pass through the General Assembly. He served for sixteen years on the Orange Public School System Board of Education (12 as president). Jackson is currently in his 13th year as a member of the Board of Trustees of Essex County College (10 years as president).

As well as the Board of Directors of the Barnabas Health Care System, the largest healthcare system in the State of New Jersey. Pastor Jackson was named the Man of the Year in 2000 by New Jersey Monthly Magazine, recipient of the William Ashby Award by the United Way.

Martin Luther King Award by the Newark North Ward Center as well as hundreds of other awards. A member of Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity and a Life Member of the NAACP. Jackson has repeatedly been named among the “Twenty Five Most Influential People in New Jersey.” Moreover, He has received honorary doctorates from Wilberforce University and Payne Theological Seminary.

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