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 as a Pastor in 1979 and consecrated a Bishop in 1998.
He practiced law for 15 years in Boston, and was an adjunct professor at Northeastern University and Strayer University. He is the Founder of The Called Church headquartered in Chesapeake, Virginia and S.T.A.N.D. – Staying True to America’s National Destiny, a national nonprofit organization with a mission to bring Americans together across racial and cultural lines to preserve our Judeo- Christian values and heritage. He and his wife, Theodora, founded the Chesapeake Martin Luther King Leadership Breakfast, the William Jackson Youth Center and the Maximum Potential Christian Academy – a Christian school for students K-12.
He is the host of “The Awakening” a national radio talk show on American Family Radio, with 200 radio stations and live streamed around the world at 1 PM Eastern time Monday through Friday. He is the host of Wisdom Awakening which live-streams at 8:30 AM Monday through Friday on BishopEWJackson.tv, Facebook and other venues. He is the author of three books: “Ten Commandments to an Extraordinary Life,” “12 Principles to Make Your Life Extraordinary” and “Sweet Land of Liberty” – Reflections of a Patriot descended fo Slaves, scheduled to be published later this year.
He has been a guest on Fox Cable News, News Max, One America News, CBN World News, C- Span’s Washington Journal and other television and radio networks and programs. His national television program Vision Awakening will air on a variety of networks in September.
Bishop Jackson has been a candidate for U.S. Senate and the Republican nominee for Lt. Governor of Virginia.
He and his wife, Theodora, have been married for 50 years, have 3 children and reside in Virginia.