PASTOR THERON JACKSON
Rev. Jackson is a graduate of Louisiana Tech University where he earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Management. He has a Master’s Degree and an Honorary Doctorate Degree from Louisiana Baptist University. He has also completed studies at Texas A&M University and Harvard University. Rev. Jackson has recently completed the Certificate in Fund Raising Management from Indiana University.
Rev. Jackson is the former Pastor of the Mt. Olive Baptist Church in Greenwood, LA. Pastor Jackson is the former President of the 13th District Baptist Association’s Congress of Christian Education. Currently, Dr. Jackson is serving as Vice Moderator of the 13th District Baptist Association. Pastor Jackson has initiated numerous ministries to minister to health, education, and financial welfare of the Community.
He is married to Rhonda Williams and they have two children, Christian and Camryn. Rev. Jackson has been the featured speaker for churches, graduations, corporate meetings, government agency meetings, law enforcement training conferences, women’s conferences, college and university events, and military base events.
Rev. Jackson believes strongly in getting involved in his community to affect change for the common good of all citizens. He has been a board member of Habitat for Humanity of Northwest LA; Shreveport Chamber of Commerce; Shreveport Chapter of the NAACP; YMCA; and the Louisiana State Fair.
Rev. Jackson has served as President of the Shreveport Minority Business Council, Pole march of the Bossier City chapter of Kappa Alpha Psi fraternity, Inc., Vice President and coach with the West-Shreveport Little League. He has served as Junior Achievement consultant at several area elementary and middle schools. He has also served as cub master and scoutmaster in an effort to promote and sustain urban scouting. Rev. Jackson is a graduate of both Leadership Shreveport-Bossier and Leadership Louisiana. He is currently serving on the boards: Sci-Port Discovery Center and the Caddo Council On Aging.
In 1998 at age 29, Rev. Jackson made an impressive run for the office of Mayor in the city of Shreveport, capturing nearly 20% of the vote as a political newcomer. In November of 1998, he was recognized by Ebony magazine as one of the nation’s top 30 leaders under 30. On October 5, 2002 he was elected to the Shreveport City Council as the Representative for District “G”. As councilman, Jackson created the City of Shreveport's Youth City Council and in the summer of 2006 he created 100 jobs for young people in the city of Shreveport. Rev. Jackson has completed a term as a member of the board of directors of the National Black Caucus of Local Elected Officials.