Rev. Dr. Charles Jackson

Ministry Advisor

Biography

Personal:

Born in Chicago, Illinois

Married to former Sese Estrada from St. Thomas, Virgin Islands

Education:

Doctor of Divinity Degree, Johannesburg, South Africa. Master of Divinity, Candler School of Theology, Emory University, Atlanta Georgia

Bachelor of Arts Degree, Methodist College, Fayetteville, North Carolina Western Hills High School, Cincinnati, Ohio

Pastoral Ministry:

35 Years of Active United Methodist Church Ministry

Founding Director of Atlanta Emergency Aid Ministry

Grace United Methodist Church, Covington, Georgia

Metropolitan United Methodist Church, Rome, Georgia

Mount Bethel United Methodist Church, McDonough, Georgia

Employment:

Volunteer Services Coordinator for Georgia Department of Corrections

Military:

Enlisted in the United States Army as an Infantryman

Returned to active duty as an Army Chaplain in January 1985

Deployed to Desert Shield and Desert Storm

Deployed to the Pentagon During 9-11

Retired as a Lieutenant Colonel in February 2013 with 33 years

Enlisted in the United States Army as an Infantryman

Returned to active duty as an Army Chaplain in January 1985

Deployed to Desert Shield and Desert Storm

Deployed to the Pentagon During 9-11

Retired as a Lieutenant Colonel in February 2013 with 33 years

Awards:

Vietnam Era Veteran

Legion of Merit

Meritorious Service Medal (5)

Army Commendation Medal (7)

Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal

Global War on Terrorism Service Medal

Humanitarian Service Medal

Kuwait Liberation of Kuwait Medal

National Defense Service Medal

Saudi Arabian Medal

Southwest Asia Service Medal

NATO Service Medal

Community Service: 

Former Volunteer Chaplain for the Henry County Sheriff’s Office, McDonough, GA

Former Mentor, Veteran’s Court, McDonough, GA

Co-Founder of the Henry Count Interfaith Coalition