E.W. Jackson was born in Chester, Pennsylvania. He joined the United States Marine Corps in 1970 and was honorably discharged in 1973. He went on to graduate Summa Cum Laude with a Phi Beta Kappa Key from the University of Massachusetts at Boston in 1975, and from Harvard Law School in 1978. While in law school, he studied at Harvard Divinity School and was licensed as a Baptist minister. He was ordained in 1979 and consecrated a Bishop in 1998.
He practiced small business law for 15 years in Boston, and taught business and regulatory Law at the college and graduate levels.
He is the founder of The Called Church in Chesapeake, Virginia and S.T.A.N.D. – Staying True to America’s National Destiny, a nonprofit foundation with a national mission to bring Americans together across racial and cultural lines to preserve our Judeo-Christian values and heritage. He is the author of “Ten Commandments to an Extraordinary Life.”
He is a nationally syndicated radio talk show host with American Family Radio’s Urban Family Talk Network, and can also be heard on urbanfamilytalk.com at 10:00am Eastern Time Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays.
He has been a guest on Fox & Friends, The O’Reilly Factor, Neil Cavuto, Lou Dobbs, Megyn Kelly, CBN World News, ABC’s Good Morning America, C-Span’s Washington Journal, ABC Radio Network, National Public Radio, and other media. His articles have been featured in the Washington Times, American Thinker, Western Journalism, American Family Association, The Stream, and other publications.
Bishop Jackson won the Republican nomination for Lt. Governor of Virginia in 2013.
He and his wife, Theodora, have been married for 46 years, have 3 children, and reside in Chesapeake, Virginia.