Reverend Art Jackson is an ordained minister, counselor and professional speaker. Art is married to Regina Jackson and they are the proud parents of daughters Jennifer and Trinity.
Rev. Jackson is a graduate of the United States Military Academy at West Point, Lesley University in Cambridge, Massachusetts and Liberty University. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Engineering, a Master of Science degree in Management and a Master of Arts degree in Theology and Pastoral Counseling. Rev. Jackson is certified in Christian counseling through the American Association of Christian Therapists.
After ordination as a Deacon, Rev. Jackson delivered his initial sermon in 1998 at the historic Ebenezer Baptist Church in Occoquan, Virginia. Rev. Jackson was licensed in 1999 and ordained in 2002. Rev. Jackson is the founder of Wings of Eagles Ministries in Woodbridge, VA. “Wings” is a teaching ministry that focuses on edifying “those that wait upon the Lord.”
As the President of Eagles Nest Performance Management, Inc., Art is a recognized expert in the areas of leadership, performance improvement and interpersonal relationship skills. Art is an adjunct professor at The Graduate School USA teaching leadership for the Senior Executive Service has conducted strategic planning for the Department of Homeland Security and presents leadership training for members of the United States intelligence community. Rev. Jackson has shared the platform with Les Brown, Dr. Stephen Covey, Dr. Willey Jolley and other prominent speakers.
Rev. Jackson is the author of the diversity and inclusion book “Lions and Tigers and Bears – Oh My”, “The Self-Exploration Journal” and his third book entitled “Hangin’ Round The Barrel – How To Get Paid Everything You’re Worth And Be Worth Everything You’re Paid”. Rev. Jackson’s personal theology hangs on the declarations of the Apostle Paul, “Now we, brethren, as Isaac was, are the children of promise” (Gal 4:28) and “Now then we are ambassadors for Christ, as though God did beseech you by us: we pray you in Christ's stead, be ye reconciled to God. For he hath made him to be sin for us, who knew no sin; that we might be made the righteousness of God in him (2Cor 5:20-21).”
Pastoral Staff Position:
Family Life Ministries Pastor The Family Life Ministries Pastor shall have a vision to oversee the church’s Family Life umbrella of ministries that reaches out its shared faith and caring through congregational pportunities to connect and impact the generations and communities surrounding and beyond.
Within the Family Life Ministries, the Family Life Ministries Pastor’s (FLP) responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
- Establish ministries, as needed, to provide operational support and meet established Family Life Ministry goals. The Family Life Ministries will function as small group fellowships for all ministry participants, making them become support groups as well as a working units.
- The FLP advocates for holistic family ministry, realizing that congregations are essentially clusters of households (couples, single adults, single parents, young adults, mature adults); people trying to live out their faith together. It is your responsibility to help the Senior Pastor and church body keep in view the relational needs of the members of the church and make family life a real priority in all that the church does.
- Work with the Senior Pastor to survey and identify the needs of the church family: couples, single adults, single parents, adults, senior saints, and finding topics or activities of interest in the administration of Family Life ministry.
- Leading in the design and implementation of the church’s Family Life ministries programs.
- Develop, refine, and communicate the vision and values of congregational and global Family Life Ministries.
- Giving counsel to present and potential Family Life partners.
- Developing a year-round program of Family Life awareness and education into the life of the church.
- Overseeing the development of Family Life ministry events, such as Ministry Fair, Community Festival, Couple’s, Men’s and Women’s Retreats, War Room Prayer services, SERVE 1000 project, etc.
- Encouraging persons to be involved in Family Life projects within the community as well as worldwide.
- Encouraging teachers and other leaders to use materials interpreting Family Life emphasis.
- Recommending, developing, and overseeing Family Life Ministries service projects (in conjunction with national, regional, and local mission programs or as a sole church event) involving members of the church.
- Assist the Family Life ministry in the preparation and interpretation of the umbrella and individual ministry budgets.
- Act as a liaison with the greater ecumenical community and between FBC ministries regarding family life related matters.