The Rev. Dr. James (Jim) F. Jackson Jr.’s Bio



Contact Info

Office Address:
9039 Katy Freeway, Suite 333
Houston, Texas 77024-1647

Office Telephone:
(713) 880-8006

Cell Telephone:
(713) 377-1070


Biographical Info

Personal Data

Date of Birth: March 18, 1946
Wife: Former Susan Leuck of Tifton, Georgia.
Married August 19, 1967. Watercolorist, Linguist, Yoga Instructor
Children: (1) James (Jim) F. Jackson, III, M.D.; Married to Carolyn Lambert Jackson
(2) Jared A. Jackson, A.I.A.; Married to Meg Hankins Jackson
Grandchildren: Sadie, Charlie, Lainey, Oliver, and Savannah
Father: James (Jimmie) F. Jackson. Methodist Pastor. 1908-1952.
Mother: Helen Jackson Hendry. United Methodist Diaconal Minister (also married to E.D. Hendry,
D.D.S.). 1913-2004.
Sisters: (1) Virginia (Jenny) Jackson-Adams.
(2) Elizabeth Gill.
Heritage: Fourth consecutive generation to serve as a United Methodist pastor.
Interests: Reading, writing, traveling, walking, fitness exercising, antiquing, movies watching,
Houston Texan football cheering.


Moultrie High School (now Colquitt County High School). Moultrie, Georgia. 1964.
LaGrange College, LaGrange, Georgia. 1964-66.
Valdosta State University, Valdosta, Georgia. Bachelor of Science. 1966-69.
Emory University, Candler School of Theology, Atlanta, Georgia. Master of Divinity. 1969-72.
San Francisco Theological Seminary, San Anselmo, California. Doctor of Ministry. 1975-81.

Current Employment

Publisher, Banlican House Publishers, LLC, Houston, Texas; since 2014.
Principal, Equip 3: Encouraging Qualities Underdeveloped In People
Offering Executive Coaching, Mediation, and Leadership Training to Individuals and
six Houston Companies; since 2015
Bible Teacher, St. Martins Episcopal Church, Houston, Texas; since 2015.
Owner, Banlican Interests, LLC, Houston, Texas; since 2016.


“Education for Discipleship: an Experiential Adult Curriculum Based on the Gospel of Mark,”
published by the San Francisco Theological Seminary, San Anselmo, California. 1981.
“Spiritual Lessons from Life”, a weekly newspaper columnist for the “Wiregrass Farmer,”
Ashburn, Georgia. 1977-82.
Periodic columnist for the “Columbus Ledger-Enquirer,” Columbus, Georgia. 1984-90.
“Good News by a Man Named Mark,” a commentary and leader’s guide on Mark’s Gospel written
for the Southeastern Jurisdiction, United Methodist Church; published by the American
Bible Society, New York City, New York. 1985
Contributed numerous years to the “Abingdon Preachers Annual.” Nashville: Abingdon Press.
Contributed two chapters to the “Building Teams In Ministry.” Kansas City: Beacon Hill Press,
2000, Dale Galloway, Editor
“Spiritual Lessons from Life,” 365 devotions for secular people; Banlican House Publishers,
Houston, Texas. 2003.
“More Spiritual Lessons from Life,” 365 devotions for secular people; Banlican House Publishers,
Houston, Texas. 2008.
“Covenant Friendship: an Ex-Loner’s Guide to Authentic Friendships”; Banlican House
Publishers, Houston, Texas. 2015.
“Life’s Laws: Practical Wisdom You’re Not Likely to Read Elsewhere”; Banlican House Publishers,
Houston, Texas. 2016.
“If I’m Not Around: An Open Letter to My Grandchildren”; Banlican House Publishers,
Houston, Texas. 2017.
“Afterlife: A Personal Journey”; Banlican House Publishers, Houston, Texas. 2018, a daily email sent to over 15,0000 subscribers; since 2011.

Churches Served

Pastor, Jeffersonville United Methodist Church, Jeffersonville, Georgia. 1969-70.
Associate Pastor, Vineville United Methodist Church, Macon, Georgia. 1970-72.
Pastor, Wesley Heights United Methodist Church, Columbus, Georgia. 1972-77.
Pastor, First United Methodist Church, Ashburn, Georgia, 1977-82.
Senior Pastor, St. Mark United Methodist Church, Columbus, Georgia. 1982-90.
Senior Pastor, First United Methodist Church (5,200 members), Lubbock, Texas. 1990-94.
Senior Pastor, Chapelwood United Methodist Church (7,500 members), Houston, Texas. 1994-

Civic Activities

Member, Phi Kappa Phi Fraternity.
Member, Advisory Board, Parents Without Partners, Inc., Columbus, Georgia. 1973-77,
Member, Ashburn Rotary Club, Ashburn, Georgia. 1977-1982
President, Ashburn Rotary Club, Ashburn, Georgia. 1979-1980.
Member, East Columbus Rotary Club, Columbus, Georgia. 1983-1990.
Member, Lubbock Downtown Rotary Club, Lubbock, Texas. 1990-1994.
Director, Lubbock Rotary Club. 1993-1994.
Member, Houston Rotary Club, Houston, Texas. 1994-2006.
Member, Memorial/Spring Branch Rotary Club, Houston, Texas. 2006-
Paul Harris Fellow, Rotary International. 2007.
Chair, Turner County Recreation Commission, Ashburn, Georgia. 1978-1982.
Member, Emory Alumni Council, Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia. 1980-19987.
Chair, Turner Alternative Service Commission, Ashburn, Georgia. 1980-1982.
Member, South Georgia Mental Health Commission, Valdosta, Georgia. 1980-1982.
President, Turner County Ministerial Association, Ashburn, Georgia. 1980-1982.
Volunteer, Contact of Columbus, Columbus, Georgia. 1982-1990.
Member, Advisory Board, Pastoral Institute, Columbus, Georgia. 1985-1990.
Graduate, Leadership Georgia, Business Council of Georgia, Atlanta, Georgia. 1986.
Member, Long-Range Planning Committee, Chattahoochee Council, Boy Scouts of America.
Member, Joint Institutional Review Board, Hughston Sports Medicine Hospital, Hughston Sports
Medicine Clinic, and Hughston Sports Medicine Foundation, Columbus, Georgia. 1988-
Trustee, Georgia Council on Moral and Civic Concerns, Atlanta, Georgia. 1989-1990.
Charter Trustee, Glen Davis Boys Ranch, Columbus, Georgia. 1990.
Chapter Advisor, Pi Kappa Phi Fraternity, Texas Tech University. 1990-1992.
Member, Hillcrest Country Club, Lubbock, Texas. 1990-1994.
Director, Lubbock Regional Council on Alcohol and Drugs, Lubbock, Texas. 1990-1994.
Charter Member, Advisory Board, Youth Division of United Way Campaign, Lubbock, Texas.
Member, Teenage Pregnancy Task Force, Lubbock Board of Health, Lubbock, Texas.
Member, Advisory Board, Center for the Study of Addiction, Texas Tech University, Lubbock,
Texas. 1991-1994.
Chair, Advisory Board, Center for the Study of Addiction, Texas Tech University, Lubbock,
Texas. 1993-1994.
Member, CEO Search Committee, Lubbock United Way, Lubbock, Texas. 1992.
Charter Member, Jim Burkeholder Family Learning Center Board, Lubbock, Texas. 1992-1994.
Co-Chair, October Fast, South Plains Food Bank. 1993.
Co-Chair, Martin Luther King Boulevard Renaming Committee, City of Lubbock. 1993-1994.
Member, Board of Directors, United Way, Lubbock, Texas. 1994.
Charter Member, Texas Ranger Foundation, Department of Public Safety, Austin, Texas. 1996.
Member, Board of Directors, Sam Houston Area Council, Houston, TX. 1999-2008.
Member, Advisory Board, Sam Houston Council, Boy Scouts of America, Houston, Texas.
Member, Board of Directors, Concrete Christians Ministries, Houston, Texas. 2008-2017.
Member, Board of Directors, Post Oak Foundation, Houston, Texas. 2012-2013.
Member, Advisory Board, Newspring, Houston, Texas. 2015-2017.
Member, Advisory Board, Midway Companies, Houston, Texas. 2015-.
Member, Board of Directors, Teen and Family Services, Houston, Texas. 2016-.
Frequent motivational speaker at various business, professional, and civic groups.
Daily primetime speaker on the BUZZ (94.5), an alternative rock radio station; “Lessons from
Life; Houston, Texas. 2001-2011.

Ecclesiastical Activities

Member, United Methodist Merger Committee (Merging with the Central Conference Churches).
Member, South Georgia Conference Stewardship Committee. 1972-77.
Member, South Georgia Communications Committee. 1972-80.
Vice-Chair, South Georgia Conference Education Committee. 1980-84.
Member, South Georgia Conference Council of Ministries. 1980-84.
Member, Board of Managers of Georgia Pastor’s School. 1980-88.
Vice-Chair, Board of Managers of Georgia Pastor’s School. 1983-88.
Member, South Georgia Conference Board of Ordained Ministry. 1984-90.
Member, Texas Conference Board of Ministry, 2002-
Member, Board of Directors, Charles Dennis Ministries. 1984-90.
Delegate, World Methodist Conference. Kenya, 1986.
Delegate, World Methodist Conference. Singapore, 1991.
Delegate, World Methodist Conference. Brazil, 1996.
Delegate, World Methodist Conference. England, 2001.
Delegate, World Methodist Conference. Korea, 2006.
Delegate, World Methodist Conference. South Africa, 2011.
Member, World Methodist Council. 1991-2015.
Member, World Methodist Council Executive Committee, 1996-2015.
Member, World Methodist Council Evangelism Committee, 1996-2015.
Chair, Columbus District Board of Ordained Ministry. 1987-90.
Founding Chair, Board of Directors, Mission on the Move Ministries, Inc. 1988-90.
Founding Member, Board of Director of Various 501c3 Ministries, (Charles Dennis Ministries,
Chair, Steering Committee, Southeastern Jurisdictional Consultation of Pastors of Larger
Churches. 1989-90.
Dean, South Georgia Conference License to Preach School. 1988-90.
Member, Lubbock District Board of Ordained Ministry. 1990-94.
Member, Lubbock District Board of Church Location and Building. 1990-94.
Member, Northwest Texas Conference Ministry Team. 1990-94.
Trustee, McMurry University, Abilene, Texas. 1993-94.
Executive Committee, Board of Trustees, McMurry University. Abilene, Texas. 1993-94.
Adjunct Professor and Doctoral Advisor, San Francisco Theological Seminary, San Anselmo,
California. 1991-92.
Delegate, South Central Jurisdiction of the United Methodist Church, representing the Northwest
Texas Conference, Fort Worth, Texas. 1992.
Delegate, General Conference of the United Methodist University, representing the the
Northwest Texas Conference (Second in the Clergy Delegation), Louisville, Kentucky.
Member, Clergy Advisory Council, Beeson International Center for Biblical Preaching and
Church Leadership Asbury Theological Seminary, Wilmore, Kentucky. 1993-2008.
Faculty, Beeson Institute for Advanced Church Leadership, Wilmore, Kentucky. 1997-2005.
Chair, Shalom Zone Task Force, Texas Conference. 1995-1997.
Chair, Shalom Zone Council, Texas Conference. 1997-2003.
Member, Board of Directors, Renewal Ministries, Inc., Spring, Texas. 1996-2014.
Member, Methodist Hospital Board, Houston, Texas. 1996-2002.
Member, Spiritual Care Committee, Methodist Hospital, Houston, Texas. 1996-2014.
Member, Care Management/Performance Improvement Steering Committee. 2003-2010.
Member, Clergy Council, The Institute of Religion, Texas Medical Center, Houston, Texas.
Member, Administrative Review Committee, Texas Annual Conference, 1996-2000.
Trustee, Baltic Methodist Theological Seminary, Tallinn, Estonia. 1997-2014.
Chair, Northwest District Finance Committee, Texas Conference, 2005-2006.
Member, Board of Ministry, Texas Conference, 2000-2004.
Member, Strategic Mapping Team, Texas Conference. 2005-2016.
Member, Core Leadership Team, Texas Conference, 2006-2009.
Member, Black Methodist for Church Renewal, 2007-2014.
Member, Board of Directors, Concrete Christians: a Spring Branch Street Ministry, Houston,
Texas. 2010 –
Member, Leading Edge Senior Pastors’ Task Force, Texas Annual Conference, 2011-2012.
Trustee, Emerging Leader’s Initiative Endowment, Texas Annual Conference, 2011-2012.
Director and Coach, “Advanced Pastoral Leadership; a leadership mentoring program of the
“Center for Clergy Excellence,” Texas Annual Conference, Houston, Texas. 2009.
Platform Speaker, Week of Evangelism (Candler Camp Meeting), Lake Junaluska, North
Carolina. 1985.
Platform Speaker, Religious Emphasis Week, Seattle Pacific University, Seattle, Washington.
Platform Speaker, Winter Camp Meeting, South Georgia Conference, St. Simons Island, Georgia.
Platform Speaker, Religious Emphasis Week, Messiah College, Grantham, Pennsylvania. 2001,
Keynote Speaker, World Methodist Fellowship of Methodist and Uniting Church Men (Inaugural
Meeting), Seoul, Korea, 2006.
Lecturer, Bennett-Wilson Lectures, McMurry University, Abilene, Texas. 1992.
Lecturer, Dudley Strain Lectures, Contact Lubbock, Inc., Lubbock, Texas. 1997.
Frequent guest on radio and television talk shows, local and national network.
Frequent teacher and preacher at local churches, convocations, and universities.
Church Growth Leader in the South Georgia, Northwest Texas, and Texas Annual Conferences.


Chosen, “Citizen of the Year”, Ashburn, Georgia. 1978.
Chosen, “Father of the Year”, St. Mark United Methodist Church. 1984.
Chosen, one of the “Nine Special People” in the Chattahoochee Valley area (West Georgia
and East Alabama), WTVM Television, Columbus, Georgia. 1985.
Recipient, “Cross and Flame” Award, Boy Scouts of America, 1990.
Recipient, “Honorary Chief of Police” (lifetime award, first time the award was ever presented),
Columbus/Muscogee County, Georgia. 1990.
Recipient, “Headliner Award”, Women in Communication, Lubbock, Texas. 1994.
Recipient, “Above the Call of Duty Award,” Lubbock Regional Council on Alcohol and Drugs,
Lubbock, Texas. 1994.
Recipient, “Honorary Texas Ranger,” Texas Rangers, Department of Public Safety, Austin, Texas.
Recipient, “Caring Spirit Award,” The Institute of Religion (now The Institute of Spirituality and
Health), Houston, Texas. 1999.
Recipient, “Torchbearer Award,” Black Methodists for Church Renewal, Texas Conference,
Houston, Chapter. Houston, Texas. 2000.
Recipient, “Volunteer of the Year” Award, National Society of Fundraising Executives, Houston
Chapter, Houston, Texas. 2000.
Do-Recipient, “Champion of Youth” Award, Boys and Girls Clubs of Greater Houston, Inc.,
Houston, Texas. 2007.
Recipient, “Honorary Mayor,” City of Columbus, Georgia. 2007.
Recipient, “Good Samaritan Award,” Santa Marie Clinic, Houston, Texas. 2008.
Recipient, “Distinguished Advocate of the Year,” Spectrum Conference, Houston Chapter, Texas
Association of Addiction Professionals, 2008.
Recipient, “Special Achievement Award,” Houston Methodist Hospital System, Houston, Texas.
Honorary Chair, Chrysalis Luncheon, Hope and Healing Center and Institute, St. Martins
Episcopal Church, Houston, Texas. 2015.
Recipient, “Faith Honoree of the Year,” Memorial Assistance Ministries, Houston, Texas. 2015.
Recipient, “Founders Award,” Teen and Family Services, Houston, Texas. 2017.

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