Rev. Dr. Charles E. Jackson, Jr.

Pastor Jackson is one of five children born to Mr. and Mrs. Charles Jackson, Sr. in Rappahannock County, Virginia.  Rev. Jackson accepted Christ as his personal Savior in April of 1973 at Third Zion Baptist Church, Success, Virginia.  The late Elder Fielding Davenport baptized him on May 16, 1974, at Low Water Bridge in Howlellsville, Virginia.  

After serving as a member for ten months, he was placed on trial for the Deacon Board in 1976.  He served as a member of the Young Adult Choir and the Deacon and Trustee Boards until he received his call to the Ministry. Although he had dedicated his life to serving God as a Deacon, he was moved by a call from God to become a Gospel Minister.  Rev. Jackson accepted his call on August 9, 1977.  He preached his trail sermon on April 22, 1978, and was licensed at Third Zion Baptist Church by Pastor Calvin Baltimore and members.

Pastor Jackson served as Pastor of the Mt. Paran Baptist Church, Linden, Virginia; Second Mt. Morris Baptist Church, New Baltimore, Virginia; Third Zion Baptist Church, Front Royal Virginia and is an associate Minister at Jerusalem Baptist Church, Washington, DC.

Pastor Jackson is the former Moderator of the Second National Ketoctan Baptist Association (1996-2000), where he also served as Vice Moderator (1992-1996) and Clerk (1985-1992), he now serves on the Executive Board and chairs the Constitution and Bylaws Revision Committee.  Pastor Jackson is also a member of the Progressive National Baptist Convention, National Baptist Convention and the Baptist Ministers Conference Washington DC & Vicinity.

Pastor Jackson holds a Doctorate of Divinity and Masters Degree from the Spirit of Truth Institute, Richmond, VA, and a Bachelors degree in Theology from the Guildfield Biblical Institute, Virginia.

On May 4, 2009 Rev. Jackson was called to be the twelfth pastor of The Pilgrim Baptist Church.  On June 1, 2009, during Pilgrim's Men's Day weekend the church welcomed Pastor Jackson.   Rev. Jackson came with the vision of taking the church from today to the tomorrow by building on the rich legacy of the history of The Pilgrim Baptist Church. In the spring of 2010, Rev. Jackson initiated the Wednesday, Prayer and Bible Study at noon.  The Share program has also been revitalized and a current focus is buying down the mortgage.

Pastor Jackson is married to the former Sharon Williams, he is the father of Charles III and Amelia, and they have three God children, Aysa, Ayaliah and Ayden.

Pastor’s mission focus is Birthing Christians to make Disciples for Saving Souls.