Pastor Chris Jackson

Senior Pastor

Dr. Christopher Jackson is a native of Chattanooga, Tennessee. He received his Bachelor of Arts from the University of Tennessee – Knoxville. He completed his Master of Divinity degree at Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, Kentucky, and his Doctor of Ministry degree at United Theological Seminary in Dayton, Ohio.

His ministry experience includes serving in campus ministry at the University of Tennessee – Knoxville, University of Louisville, Lincoln University in Missouri, and ten years at Tennessee State University, Fisk University, and American Baptist College in Nashville. He co-founded Creative Ministry Consultants, which provides seminars, counseling, and ministry consulting nationally. He has served for over 10 years as Senior Pastor of the Pleasant Green Baptist Church. 

Dr. Jackson is an accomplished writer and the author of two books internationally published by Zondervan Publishing House: Straight Talk on Tough Topics, and The Black Christian Single’s Guide to Dating and Sexuality. With his passion for healthy marriages and functional families, he and his wife are the founders of the Nashville African American Healthy Marriage Initiative. 

He is married to Dr. Coreen D. Jackson, Director of the TSU Honors College. Their sons are Joshua, Juleon, and Jemiah. They have one daughter-in-law, Deja, and their first granddaughter, Eden. His primary objective is to help others discover their life purpose. His mission statement is “To honor God, pursue purpose, and empower people through practical and creative ministries of teaching, writing, conferencing, and producing the arts.” 

Pastor Joshua Jackson

Youth & Young Adult Pastor

Joshua Jackson is a child of God who created the heavens and the earth. He is the Youth & Young Adult Pastor at Pleasant Green Baptist Church and a producer for Isik Abla Ministries. Joshua received his bachelor’s at Middle Tennessee State University, majoring in theatre, and his Master’s at Regent University, majoring in Film and Television. He is the blessed husband to his incredible wife, Deja Jackson, and they have a beautiful daughter named Eden. His mission is to bring the word of God to life through discipleship, worship, the arts, and apologetics.