Reverend Frank Westley Jackson IV, the oldest child of Frank W. Jackson III and Dr. Frances Jackson, received the call to preach the eternal Word of God at the age of 15. Then a member of John Wesley A.M.E. Zion Church in Southfield, MI, where the Reverend Lewis C. Beal was pastor, Frank answered the call and preached his trial sermon that same year.
He graduated from Benedictine High School in Detroit, MI at the age of 18. In 1994 the spirit led Bishop Enuch Benjamin Rochester to start an A.M.E. Zion church in Kalamazoo, Michigan. The Bishop sent Reverend Nathaniel Moody to start Brown-Hutchinson Ministries, Reverend Jackson relocated to Kalamazoo and helped to start and grow that ministry. Within four years, the church had expanded to include more than 1000 members.
Several years later, Reverend Jackson earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Aeronautical Studies from the University Of North Dakota. While a student in North Dakota, Reverend Jackson, following the spirit and leadership of Bishop Michael R. Cole, founded and pastored Full Gospel Outreach Turtle Mountain and Full Gospel Outreach Spirit Lake. Under his leadership, each congregation, both of which were filled with members new to Christianity, grew to more than 400 within two years.
It was in the spring of 2020 that Reverend Jackson was invited to preach at United Christian Church - Detroit during the time when the church was without a pastor. Several sermons later, the congregation voted to have him as their interim-pastor.
Reverend Jackson will forever be committed to the church and community, serving as director of the young adults of the Detroit District of the A.M.E. Zion Church since 2005, he serves as the Mid-West Episcopal Director of Economic and Political Empowerment of the AME Zion Church and he is a Prince Hall Mason of Mosaic Lodge 11, and the founder of H.E.E.C.S Corp Non-Profit and the President of the Metropolitan AME Zion Community Development Corp.
Despite the many demands on his time, Reverend Jackson places the utmost priority on spending quality time with his children, Shayna, Phillip, Frankie, and Autumn, and teaching them the importance of living a life whose steps are ordered by God and reminding them that they can do all things through Christ who strengthens them.