Bishop Charles Jackson III
Bishop Charles J.J. Jackson III, Senior Pastor
Dr. Charles J.J. Jackson, III was born on August 9, 1967 to the late Rev. Dr. Charles and Mrs. Alease Jackson. A native of Chesterfield County, Virginia, Dr. Jackson is the youngest of seven children, and accepted Christ at the age of five.
An advocate for higher education. Dr. Jackson
received his Bachelors of Arts and Bachelors of
Theology degrees from the Richmond Virginia
Seminary, Richmond Virginia.
In May 2000, he received his Master of Divinity
from the Samuel Dewitt Proctor School of
Theology at Virginia Union University in Richmond,
In May 2006 he graduated from Erskine
Theological Seminary in Due West, S.C. with a
Doctoral degree in Ministry.
Dr. Jackson was called into the gospel ministry at
an early age. On August 13, 1987, at 19 years of age
he preached his initial sermon. On September 6,
1989, he was ordained at the age of 21.
Pastor Jackson served as an associate minister at
the Oak Grove Baptist Church, and the Cedar
Street Baptist Church until he was installed at the
Ebenezer Baptist Church in Lanexa, Virginia on
December 1, 1991. At Ebenezer, Dr. Jackson served
until February of 1995.
His ministry works continued where in May, 1995
Dr. Jackson was installed as pastor of the Pilgrim
Baptist Church, Richmond Virginia; and then in
October 2000, Dr. Jackson was welcomed as the
new pastor of The Cornerstone Baptist Church Inc.
in Spartanburg, South Carolina.
Dr. Jackson is a passionate preacher, teacher, and
author. In 2010 he published his first book
“Outreach Theology; Transitioning the Traditional
Church”, which provides biblical application to
connection community and church. He is cofounder
of Joy & Strength Ministries, and Charles
Jackson Ministries, LLC. He is highly desirable in the
training arena for his direct and energetic method
of delivery and style of teaching. He has over 60
ministers and Minister In Training that are enrolled
his Ministers in Training Program. Since
undertaking the Pastorate, Cornerstone has
expanded in number and in ministry. To
accommodate the overwhelming growth of the
membership, the church purchased sixty-three
acres of land, on March 17th 2013 Dr. Jackson led his
congregation into it’s new 1,800 seat, $5 million
worship campus & facility. Dr. Jackson has birthed
numerous internal and outreach ministries to
include: youth summer camps, afterschool
programs, and a Television Broadcast, “The Joy of
the Lord Broadcast” which airs weekly
In April of 2011 Dr. Jackson was consecrated as
Bishop. Jackson is married to the former Alaine
Charlene Harris of Glen Allen, Virginia, and they are
blessed with three children Aleasha Chalayne,
Charles Jalan Emmanuel, and Alexis Helene.
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