Bishop E.W. Jackson Sr.
Founder of THE CALLED CHURCH
Born in Chester, Pennsylvania, E.W. Jackson Sr. was sent to Boston by the United States Marine Corps in 1971. He and his wife moved to Virginia in 1998, where his family history dates back to the time of the Revolutionary War. His great grandparents - Gabriel and Eliza Jackson were sharecroppers in Orange County, Virginia after the Civil War.
Bishop Jackson was honorably discharged from the United States Marine Corps after serving three years as a radar technician. He then graduated Summa Cum Laude with a Phi Beta Kappa Key from the University of Massachusetts at Boston, and three years later from Harvard Law School. While in law school, he was accepted into the Baptist ministry and took courses at Harvard Divinity School. He was ordained a Pastor in 1980 and consecrated a Bishop in 1998. He is the Founder of THE CALLED CHURCH, a nondenominational Christian church in Chesapeake, Virginia with a satellite in Malden, Massachusetts. In 1982, he founded Boston’s first and only gospel radio station, which he managed until 1991. While living in the Boston area, he served as a Chaplain for the Boston Red Sox and the Boston Fire Department.
He practiced small business law for 15 years in Boston, and taught Regulatory Law as an Adjunct Professor at the Graduate level at Northeastern University in Boston. He also taught graduate courses in Business and Commercial Law at Strayer University in Virginia Beach and Chesapeake. In 1997, he retired from law practice to devote full time to ministry. His first book, “Ten Commandments to an Extraordinary Life” was published in 2008. His second book, 12 Principles to Make Your Life Extraordinary was published in 2017.
In 2001 Bishop and Mrs. Jackson founded the annual Chesapeake Martin Luther King Leadership Breakfast which draws hundreds to celebrate the life and ideals of Dr. King. He is also the founder of the William Jackson Youth Center in Chesapeake, established to help youth avoid gangs, drugs and violence.
In 2009 Bishop Jackson founded S.T.A.N.D. – Staying True to America’s National Destiny, a national organization dedicated to bringing people together across racial and cultural lines as “one nation under God” to preserve the Judeo-Christian principles which made America great.
Under the banner of STAND, he founded the National Emergency Coalition Conference Call (NEC), which holds a nationwide Conference Call every week. His guests have included Gov. Mike Huckabee, Michelle Bachman, Allen West and Senator Rand Paul, and a host of other national leaders.
In May 2011 he ran as a Virginia Candidate for the U.S. Senate. Two years later E.W. Jackson shocked political experts by winning the Republican nomination for Lieutenant Governor of Virginia.
His articles on a variety of subjects have been published in American Thinker, Western Journalism and other national publications. He has been a guest on FOX News’ The O’Reilly Factor, Your World With Neil Cavuto, Megyn Kelly’s America Live, One American News, CBN World News, ABC’s Good Morning America and many other television and radio programs. He is a radio host on American Family Radio. His Facebook and Youtube videos have been seen by millions.
He and his wife, Theodora, have 3 children and reside in Suffolk, Virginia.