Elder Juan Anthony Jackson
Elder Juan Anthony Jackson was born on February 18, 1964 in the Gulf Coast town of Biloxi, Mississippi to West Carter Jackson Sr. and Louella Jean Spivey Jackson at the Gulf Coast Community Hospital and delivered by Dr. Gilbert R. Mason. Elder Jackson passed away January 13, 2012 at Mainland Medical Center, in Texas City, Texas. He had four sisters Rose, Paula, Oneida, Tammie and three brothers West, Derrick, and Devon. There he attended Biloxi Miss Public Schools. He received an education at the Mid South Bible College, the Charles Harrison Mason Bible College and the Jacksonville Theological Seminary.
Elder Juan Anthony Jackson was an Ordained Elder and dynamic speaker, teacher, and preacher. He traveled across the United States conducting revivals, national conferences, symposiums and workshops for leaders in churches, public schools, penal institutions and business forums. He served as Youth Pastor at the Faith Temple Holiness church. He also served as the State Youth President for the Tennessee Ecclesiastical Jurisdiction under the leadership of the late Bishop G. E. Patterson, Church of God In Christ. He was the Associate Senior Chaplain at the Lighthouse Mission Ministry. And he also served as the Assistant Pastor of the Memphis Inner-City Church and was instrumental in building a multi-cultural, inter-denominational inner city church.
Elder Juan Anthony Jackson was a community activist and served as a board member of the Teen Challenge of Memphis, The Pentecostal Charismatic Churches of North America, the Memphis Ten Point Coalition, and Agape Whole Life Fellowship under the leadership of Apostle E. W. Wilcots. Of all his achievements he was most proud of his Ordination as Elder under the late Bishop G. E. Patterson Sept. 4, 1996.
Elder Jackson married Karen Denise Faulkner-Jackson in 2010 and settled in League City, Texas. He joined Sanford’s Temple C.O.G.I.C. under the leadership of Pastor Roosevelt Sanford. There he organized an all church cleanup, youth lock-in, and on last Saturday the first Men’s Meeting of the New Year. He leaves to mourn his wife Karen, two daughters Brittany, Sophia Jackson, and their mother Sharon Jackson, sisters Rose Jackson Ocean Springs, Mississippi, Paula Jackson Parks and Husband Ernest Parks Kaiserslautern, Germany, Tila Seymour Fairborn, Georgia, Oneida Jackson Landrum Jacksonville, Florida, Tammie Showers Hopson Biloxi, Mississippi, brothers West Jackson Jr, Qatar, Derrick Jackson, California, Devon Webb, New York City, New York.
Visitation will be at 9:30 AM, Saturday January 21, 2012, with a Funeral Service to follow at 11 AM, at Sanford's Temple Church of God and Christ.