Reverend Dr. John E. Jackson, Sr.

Reverend Dr. John E. Jackson, Sr.


A native of Chicago, Illinois, Reverend Dr. Jackson received his Bachelor of Science and Master of Divinity degrees from Loyola University and McCormick Theological Seminary, respectively, in Chicago. In 2014 he earned a Doctor of Ministry degree from United Theological Seminary, Dayton, OH.


Reverend Dr. Jackson served under the leadership of the Reverend Dr. Jeremiah A. Wright, Jr., as the Associate Pastor to Men’s Ministries and the Pre-Marital Counseling Program at the dynamic Trinity United Church of Christ (TUCC) in Chicago.

In 2004, Reverend Dr. John E. Jackson, Sr. was called to serve as Senior Pastor of The Trinity United Church of Christ in Gary, IN. Since its first worship service the second Sunday in October 2004, Trinity UCC-Gary has been consistently growing. To accommodate the ever-expanding ministries, Trinity UCC-Gary completed construction of their new sanctuary for worship and held their first worship service in the new edifice on October 5, 2008. It is located at 1276 West 20th Avenue in the City of Gary.


Dr. Jackson presently serves on the Board of Directors for the Indiana -Kentucky Conference of the United Church of Christ. He also serves as a member of the Anti-Racism Task Force of Indiana-Kentucky Conference of The United Church of Christ.