Our Founder/ Pastor Emeritus
Andrew and Lottie Jackson followed the leading of the Lord and started a work in 1969 in South Memphis. Along with their six children and two other adults, Faith Temple Ministries was founded. At first, it seemed that all Pastor Jackson could attract to the church were children from the neighborhood, but eventually those children*s parents began to come to the church and the ministry began to grow.
Pastor Jackson pastored Faith Temple for 47 years and the church grew and prospered. Moving twice to our current third location, Pastor Jackson continued to preach the unadulterated Word of God and souls were continuously being added to the kingdom. Upon retirememnt in June 2016, his middle son, Ivory, who served many years as Assistant Pastor, was elevated to the position of Senior Pastor. The youngest son, Derrick, serves as the Minister of Music and chief musician. Pastor Jackson's other four children work in ministry, also: His oldest daughter, Patricia Campbell, who recently went home to be with the Lord, served faithfully for many years alongside her husband, Pastor Aaron Campbell, as pastor and wife of Rising Sun Outreach Ministries in Memphis, TN. Andrew Jr. and his lovely wife, Lady Sandra Jackson, serve as pastor and wife of West Irving COGIC in Irving, TX, Barbara Jackson-Sago, is married to Supt. Samuel Sago, and they serve as pastor and wife at Victorious Faith COGIC in Itta Bena, MS, and Sharon Jackson is the Minister of Music and Worship Arts at Greater Community COGIC in Marietta, GA. Pastor and Lady Lottie Jackson enjoyed over 58 years of marriage before she went home to be with the Lord in October of 2012. They were blessed with six beautiful children and over 20 grandchildren & 11 great-grandchildren.
Pastor Jackson worked for many years in research at both Northwestern University in Chicago, IL and The University of Tennessee in Memphis, TN before he resigned to go full time in ministry. Pastor Jackson served as the Vice President of the Tennessee West Fellowship, COGIC. He has served as the Chairman for the Memphis chapter of the Pentecostal/ Charismatic Churches of North America (PCCNA), as well as on the Executive Board for Teen Challenge of Memphis. He has also done volunteer work for the Shelby County Sheriff Department Senior Citizen Crime Watch.
Pastor Jackson is a Pastor of Pastors, as several churches have been birthed out of Faith Temple, as well as he serves as a mentor to pastors everywhere.
Pastor Jackson married Shirley Perry in October 2015. They are both enjoying retirement, spending valuable time with family and friends, as well as traveling extensively for ministry and leisure.