Our nation lost a great man of God this week, when Bishop Harry Jackson passed into heaven. Bishop Jackson served his God and his country well, humbly speaking God’s truth to all he met. Today on Equipped, Chris Brooks shares his recent interview with Bishop Jackson where he spoke of the crucial need for Christians to build bridges of righteousness and justice in our country. Don’t miss his timely message!
The late Bishop Harry R. Jackson served as one of the chief conveners of the Reconciled Church: Healing the Racial Divide Movement; This was an effort to heal racial division first in the church and then the nation. He was also founder and Chairman of the High Impact Leadership Coalition (HILC). The HILC became an agent of healing for our nation by educating and empowering churches and community leaders to make grassroots improvements in their communities, states and our nation. Bishop Jackson was also a leading researcher on the black church. His book entitled High Impact African American Churches, co-authored with George Barna, was nominated in 2005 by the Evangelical Christian Publishers Association’s Gold Medallion award. He authored over ten books. His last book, A Manifesto: Christian America’s Contract with Minorities was a labor of love for Bishop Jackson to bring to completion and was published in August 2020. He earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in English from the prestigious Williams College and a Masters of Business Administration from Harvard Business School. His secular work experience included positions in several Fortune 500 companies. Diagnosed with stage 4 esophageal cancer in the summer of 2005, Jackson entered into a nearly fatal battle for his life. Against the odds, Harry continued to preach and teach the word. While doctors prognosticated that Harry would not survive one year past his 2006 surgery, God granted Jackson 14 more years of miraculous life. Bishop Harry Jackson went home to be with the Lord on November 9, 2020.
Chris Brooks is the Senior Pastor of Woodside Bible Church, a multisite congregation across the metro-Detroit area. Chris served for 20 years as the Senior Pastor of Evangel Ministries, a thriving 1600-member church in the heart of Detroit. He also served as the campus dean of Moody Theological Seminary in Plymouth, Michigan. A popular Detroit radio host since 2005, Chris is the author of Kingdom Dreaming and Urban Apologetics. He graduated from Michigan State University with a BA in Finance, completed his MA in Christian Apologetics at Biola University, and graduated from the Oxford Centre for Christian Apologetics. He is currently pursuing a DMin degree at Asbury Theological Seminary. He and his wife, Yodit, are the proud parents of 6 children, Christopher, Zewditu, Cameron, Judah, Sophia, and Christyana.