Rev. Jackson: Servant of Jesus Christ
Gigi Tinsley | 3/6/2014, 9 a.m.
Rev. Dr. Dennis M. Jackson, a native of Moultrie, GA, born to the parentage of the late Mary Lee Jackson and the late Arthur Eugene Jackson says that he is “God’s under shepherd at United Christian Praise and Worship Center, Inc.” The place that he, the members, and others refer to as “Holy Ghost Headquarters, USA.” Jackson has been the pastor of UCPWC since 1996.
“God has consistently blessed UCPWC,” Jackson said. “To build and grow a spiritual assembly of Christian believers who work in several ministries.” Those ministries include: Evangelism Outreach, Food and Clothing Bank, which in nine years have fed and clothed over 40,000 people from the community. And the one-of-a-kind Youth Scholarship Fund, where they provide the children of UCPWC with savings bonds, stocks in McDonalds and Sirus Radio and monetary gifts to assist them when they leave for college.
To ensure that he was prepared to lead God’s people, Jackson first attended Bethune Cookman College in Daytona Beach, FL in 1968-69. He married Jerry Ann Carr, September 28, 1969 and the two of them moved to Miami. Jackson enrolled in Religion at Miami-Dade North Community College in 1972-73, after his “call to preach the gospel” under the leadership of Rev. Dr. Billy Baskin of New Way Fellowship Baptist Church.
Between 1974-1987, Jackson completed various business and plant seminars through the Florida Cooperative, Extension Service University Florida, Napoleon Hills Think & Grow Rich, Sound Management and One Minute Manager, etc. From 1988-1991, he attended North Florida Baptist Theological Seminary and earned Associates and Bachelors Degrees in Ministry; 1993-94 graduated from the Institute of Urban Evangelism Program in Portland, Oregon and the Florida Baptist Convention Chaplaincy Program
In 1996, Jackson finished at Jacksonville Baptist Theological Seminary with a Doctor of Ministry Degree. From 2000-2009. he became certified as an Addiction Examiner, a Christian Counselor and Therapist and a National Board of Addictions Examiners Member.
Jackson is the co-author of No Glory Without A Story and A Shepherds Journey to Winning Souls. He is the author of Only by the Grace of God, his autobiography.
Jackson has been blessed to to receive many awards and accolades but says, “besides all the accolades, I want to be known only as a servant of the Lord.”