Harry R. Jackson, Jr. is Senior Pastor of Hope Christian Church located in the Washington, D.C. area. Hope Christian Church is a multi-racial, multi-cultural ministry of 22 nationalities that includes Hope Bible College and an active church planting and mission's ministry, which sends worship and teaching teams to various nations.
Rev. Jackson and his wife Michele host "The Hope Connection," an international outreach ministry aired on television and radio in the D.C. area and internationally on XM satellite radio channel 170. The Hope Connection can be accessed at www.thehopeconnection.org. Rev. Jackson's writing ministry is featured in Charisma magazine bi-monthly. He has also written for other periodicals such as Christian Parenting Magazine, Kairos, Morningstar Journal, New Man Magazine and the Elijah List.
Rev. Jackson has five books to date, In-laws, Outlaws and the Functional Family, The Warrior's Heart, Fireproof Your Job, High Impact African-American Churches and The Way of the Warrior. The Warrior's Heart was on the Best Seller list of the Christian Booksellers Association for the month of February, 2004. High Impact African-American Churches received a Silver Medallion Award by the same group. He has appeared on the CBS Nightly News, BET, "The O'Reilly Factor" on Fox, CBN, and TBN. His articles have been featured in a multitude of high profile newspapers such as the Washington Times, L.A. Times and New York Sun, and the Associated Press.
Jackson was a scholar athlete in high school and college. He earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in English from prestigious Williams College in 1975 and a Masters of Business Administration from Harvard Business School in 1980. His work experience included sales and marketing positions in several Fortune 500 companies.
Jackson was awarded an honorary Doctorate of Divinity from Christian Life School of Theology in Columbus, Georgia in 1996, for conducting seminars and leadership classes in Bible schools and churches nationally and internationally.
In December 1999, Rev. Jackson was consecrated a bishop of the Fellowship of International Churches (FOIC). The FOIC vision is, in part, to create and promote restoration of kingdom reality in the marketplace and to prepare the church for a revival of holiness. One goal of its mission is the reconstruction of society through church planting and making multi-cultural disciples from each generation.