My Last Interview With Bishop Harry Jackson
My wonderful friend, Bishop Harry Jackson Jr., transitioned to Heaven yesterday. He was a fierce champion of truth, freedom and racial reconciliation. It was a privilege to stand at his side to help launch criminal justice reform at the Potter’s House with T.D. Jakes in 2015. This very important program ultimately passed into law in 2017. Bishop Jackson was the Pastor of Hope Christian Church in the Greater D.C. area and co-founder of The Reconciled Church Initiative. His book A Manifesto: Christian America’s Contract with Minorities lays out a biblical agenda for how to bring about social change in our nation.
In this, our last interview, I asked him directly for his thoughts on President Trump’s character and policies, the importance of justice reform for racial equality, and the role of the Church in providing moral clarity to the nation.
My prayers are with Bishop Jackson’s family and Hope Christian Church. I pray God raises up many more church and national leaders who will stand for truth and freedom as courageously and compassionately as Harry Jackson.
James Robison is The Stream’s founder and publisher. He is co-founder of LIFE Outreach International and co-host of LIFE Today. He’s the author of many books, including Indivisible (with Jay Richards) and Living Amazed.