Pastor Ivory Jackson was born May 27, 1958 in Chicago, IL to Pastor Andrew and Mrs. Lottie Jackson. He has been in Memphis since 1964. He is the third child born in a family of six children. The Jackson family is noted for their musical talents and abilities. All are either singers, musicians, choir directors and etc. Of course their parents are musically inclined as well.
Pastor Ivory Jackson received his education from Wooddale High School of Memphis, TN where he received several musical awards. Pastor Ivory Jackson was inducted into the National Music Honor Society in 1976 where he is a lifetime member. Pastor Ivory Jackson received a Band Scholarship from the University of Memphis, but did not attend. He pursued a career in Electronics. Pastor Ivory Jackson attended State Technical Institute of Memphis (now Southwest Community College) for two years majoring in Electronic Engineering. During Pastor Ivory Jackson’s first year of college he was hired by The Kroger Company, where he retired in 1997 after 24 years of service. He began helping his father in the ministry immediately after retirement.
Pastor Ivory Jackson was ordained as an Elder in COGIC by the late Bishop G. E. Patterson. Pastor Ivory Jackson served in the A.B. McEwen and James McLemore Revival District as the Minister of Music. Presently he serves as Minister of Music for the PCCNA local chapter of Memphis. Pastor Ivory Jackson has attended OAJ School of Ministry where he received a certificate of completion. He also attended MTI School of Ministry for one semester. Presently he is in his second year at All Saints Bible College where he was voted President of Student Council. He is also attending MCUT of Memphis.
Pastor Ivory Jackson served as Assistant Pastor from 2008 until being installed as Pastor on May 22, 2016 of the Faith Temple Ministries Church. He also works for Family Matters, an organization that mentors boys, men & fathers. This organization focuses on the entire family, but Pastor Ivory Jackson deals with boys, men & first time dads at Baptist Memorial Hospital, Methodist Hospital & St. Francis Hospital.
Pastor Ivory Jackson is married to Lisa and they have nine children and seven grandchildren. When there is an off day, Pastor Ivory Jackson loves fishing and spending time with family. He loves people and appreciates his upbringing from his father & mother.
Last, but not least, he is one of the co-founders of the Jackson Studio of Music that has trained countless musicians across this country.