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Biography - Bishop E.W. Jackson Sr.
Bishop E. W. Jackson, Sr. is author of the book, “TEN COMMANDMENTS TO AN EXTRAORDINARY LIFE – Making Your Dreams Come True” published in the summer of 2008. He is also Founder of Exodus Faith Ministries, a nondenominational ministry headquartered in Chesapeake, Virginia with a satellite church in Boston, Massachusetts.

On July 4, 2009, he launched S.T.A.N.D., [Staying True to America’s National Destiny]. STAND is a national grassroots organization dedicated to restoring America’s Judeo-Christian history, faith and values and preserving its Christian culture. Its signature project is establishing January as “American History Month”, a time for celebrating the nobility of our nation’s founding and history.

He is originally from Chester, Pennsylvania. After three years in the U.S. Marine Corp, he attended the University of Massachusetts (Boston), graduating Summa Cum Laude with a B. A. in 1975. He finished college in three years, and was awarded the Phi Beta Kappa Key.

A 1978 graduate of Harvard Law School, he also studied theology at Harvard Divinity School and was licensed to preach by Ebenezer Baptist Church in Boston. Shortly after graduating from law school he became a Deputy Commissioner of Banks for Massachusetts. He later served three years as Executive Director of the West Medford Community Center, a human service agency.

A gifted communicator, Bishop Jackson was a panelist on “Topic Religion”, Boston’s longest running religious radio talk show, a full time co-host for “Jackson & Jurkowitz” on Boston’s WHDH radio and host of a daily nationally syndicated program on Radio America.

During his career in Boston, he practiced law for 15 years and started Boston’s first and only all-gospel radio station.

In recognition of his national leadership, he was consecrated a Bishop on June 28, 1998. He and his wife moved to Chesapeake, Virginia to plant another church and establish the headquarters for Exodus Faith Ministries, Int’l. While in Boston, he served five years as a minister for the Boston Red Sox Chapel services and protestant Chaplain for the Boston Fire Department.

He has taught Administrative Law at Northeastern University and Business and Commercial Law at Strayer University in Virginia Beach and Chesapeake, Virginia.

He and his wife are the founders of the “Chesapeake MLK Leadership Breakfast” which brings together hundreds people from the greater Chesapeake area to celebrate the life and ideals of Dr. King. They are also the Founders of “Youth With A Destiny”, a nonprofit organization dedicated to helping youth avoid gangs, drugs and violence through faith, education and positive activities.

He presently serves as a member of the Chesapeake Police Advisory Board, a Trustee of the Hampton Roads Chamber of Commerce, a Board Member of its Chesapeake Division and a Trustee for Lead Hampton Roads

Bishop Jackson’s media appearances include ABC’s Good Morning America, ABC’s Politically Incorrect, Hardball with Chris Matthews, C-Span’s Washington Journal, ABC Radio Network, National Public Radio, Janet Parshall’s America and Tony Macrini’s morning show on AM790, WNIS in Norfolk. He also does weekly commentaries for STAND which air on 300 radio stations through the Radio America network. He hosts his own Christian teaching program on WYRM AM 1110 in Norfolk, it can be heard all over the world via the internet.

His work has been reported by the Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, New York Times and many other publications. His editorial contributions have appeared in newspapers around the country. He is often requested as a guest speaker for churches and other organizations.

He may be contacted for speaking engagements and book signings through his administrative assistant at 757-648-9957 or The website is

Bishop Jackson and his wife Theodora have been married 40 years, and reside in Chesapeake, Virginia.