The Rev. Dr. Tommie Jackson, the pastor of the Faith Tabernacle Missionary Baptist Church in Stamford, Connecticut, will be our guest preacher on Sunday, September 18th. Rev. Jackson is helping us to kick off our “To Learn Continuously” series entitled “Conversations on Race.” Following worship, Rev. Jackson will lead a Pastors’ Forum, engaging us in a conversation on race. Follow ups to the Pastors’ Forums will occur during our Midweek Ministries program. On Wednesday evening, September 21, the conversation on race will focus on “Raising Children in Fairfield County.” And on Wednesday, September 28, the conversation on race will be led by the New Canaan Chief of Police, Leon M. Krolikowski. The Midweek Ministries programs begin at 7:30 p.m. in the Common Room.
Rev. Jackson attended Morehouse College and earned a BA in Political Science and Black Studies from the University of Maryland Baltimore County, the MA in Theology from St. Mary’s Seminary and University, a JD from the University of Baltimore School of Law, and the D Min from New York Theological Seminary. Additionally, Rev. Jackson was a National Institute of Corrections Fellow in Management and Behavioral Studies at the Wharton School – University of Pennsylvania.
Currently, Rev. Jackson is a member of the Connecticut Citizens Ethics Board and is a consultant to Equal Justice USA which works to abolish the death penalty. He is Executive Director for the City of Stamford Urban Redevelopment Commission (URC). Additionally, Dr. Jackson is an Affiliated Faculty member at New York Theological Seminary, where he developed and coordinates its Preaching Track in the Doctor of Ministry.