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Booking James W. Jackson
 
Pastor Jackson is available for conferences, seminars, motivational speaking, community consulting.

 
 
JAMES W. JACKSON

 

Dynamic, Enthusiastic Senior Pastor and Community Leader, with a track record of transforming and revitalizing congregations and local communities with renewed desire for growth, increase, and safety in faith focus.

Key Strengths & Expertise

 

Transforming Preaching | Engaging Teaching | Imaginative Storytelling

Collaborative leadership | Community Service Projects | Outreach Planning

Strategic Planning | Internal Change | Change Management | New Ministry Development

Growth & Expansion | Capital Improvements | Program Development

Public Relations | Leadership Development | Training & Development Direction

 

Selected Accomplishments & Milestones

  • Increased worship attendance through using preaching topics with life applications, while injecting some humor and creativity into the worship service structure.
  • Worked to expand programs in the community through presenting specific outreach programs, such as a clothing give-away that eventually expanded to a massive event annually.
  • Reconfigured the church staff through working with a goal to better meet and serve the church needs, resulting in lower staff costs and more effective ministry.
  • Partnered with the local radio provider to create targeted commercials featuring actual footage during services, Sunday School, and other activities, which generated enormous interest and new first time visitors to the church.
  • Assessed community needs to strategically plan for ministries for the future and designed a building to accommodate potential needs prior to launching major building expansion.
  • Doubled Sunday worship attendance at church through creative preaching and introducing multi-media presentations.
  • We Care Outstanding Community Leader Award
  • Martin Luther King Humanitarian Award
  • 2016 Crime Fighter of the Year Award

Professional Experience

 

Founder /SENIOR Pastor / Fervent Prayer Church / Indianapolis, IN / 1995-Present

  • Encouraged congregational harmony and taught ways of improving interpersonal communication between members both in passive settings and in planning meetings.
  • Set specific goals to stabilize and unify the church membership as well as improve retention.
  • Devised goals for reaching new potential participants in church activities.
  • Launched get well now ministry geared to create interest in the church and in faith-building opportunities.
  • Affirmed the accomplishments of the past while leading the process of visioning and discovery of God’s plan for their future with the congregation.
  • Launched a visioning and strategic planning team for the future comprised of select church leaders, which resulted in new vision and mission statements.
  • Expanded cooperative ministries and ecumenical services among local churches.
  • Launched GET WELL NOW radio ministry on a local radio station.

 

 

Credentials

 

Education:

Church of GOD in Christ / License/ August 20, 1989

Church of GOD in Christ/Ordained Elder/August 2, 1991

Church of GOD in Christ/Pastoral License/ July 21, 1995

Light Christian Institute of Ministry /May 13, 2003

Indiana Wesleyan Wesley Seminary /Masters of Divinity Degree/ April 2016

 

 

Community Leadership:

President -  Far Eastside Action Coalition

Board Member of Cafe Community

Board of Indianapolis Ten Point Coalition

Board of Public Safety of Indianapolis

IMPD Merit Board Member

Chief Administrative Office of Valley Kingdom Ministries, Chicago, Il

Host of WHMB Channel 40’s Hit Community TV Show “Real People Real Voices”

Host of AM 1310 The Light’s “Community Connection”