Kevin M. Jackson was born in Tuskegee, Alabama to Mr. Ben Jackson and Mrs. Shirley Ann Dukes-Jackson along with his younger sister; Katina. Kevin lived in Montgomery, Alabama until he graduated from high school and received a total of thirteen scholarship offers. He decided to accept the four year Naval ROTC Scholarship from Savannah State College.
It was during his freshman year that he met the love of his life; Nila Elaine Nash. He later became a member of Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity in June of 1991. Nila became a member of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority in 1992.
Kevin served as Freshman Class President, Associate Chief Justice and as a Gospel Radio Announcer at WHCJ-90.1 each Sunday morning on “Morning Devotions”. After graduation, June 1994, Kevin married the love of his life on December 10, 1994 in Washington, D.C. The couple moved to several duty stations ultimately settling in both Hampton Roads and Kinston, NC.
While serving as a Naval Supply Officer, Kevin pastored Mt. Sinai Holy Church in Kinston, NC. He relocated his family to Kinston and separated from the Navy in 2001. As a pastor, he worked along with his ministry team to meet the needs of the community. The ministry continued to grow and develop with a special focus on youth. Today, the majority of those youth are in ministry, the military and living respectable lives.
In 2001, Kevin Jackson relocated to serve as an administrator and later as a teacher at Faith Academy School of Excellence and an Elder at Faith Deliverance Christian Center.
In 2013, he became a Chaplain Candidate and later an active duty chaplain in the United States Navy in August of 2015. Currently he is the DESRON 22 Command Chaplain in the Hampton Roads area.
Kevin Jackson earned a Master of Arts in Urban Education with a focus on Curriculum Development and Supervision from Norfolk State University. He earned a Master of Divinity with a focus on Military Chaplaincy from Liberty University. Kevin earned his Doctorate of Ministry in Military Chaplaincy from Lutheran Theological Seminary (renamed United Lutheran Seminary). He is currently a PhD candidate at Hampton University, School of Education.
Kevin Jackson is the founder of the Michael Van Barren Black Male Educator Initiative and the Empowering Communities Initiative. He has written two books; “Life Lessons for My Sons” and ” When God Speaks”.
It is Kevin’s vision to join his wife; Nila Nash-Jackson, a PhD candidate at Hampton University in Education, in servicing underrepresented communities through education. His ultimate desire is to “train educators and preachers”.
Kevin Jackson is most proud of being a father to Ephraim Amos Jackson, Elim Josiah Jackson and Elisha Daniel Jackson. They are the impetus behind his motivation to excel and succeed.