Pastor Darrell Jackson

Pastor Darrell Jackson, son of the late Bishop Andrew Charles “A.C.” Jackson and Jannie Lumpkin Jackson was born in Columbia, South Carolina. After graduating from Dreher High School, he earned his Bachelor of Arts degree from Benedict College, majoring in Political Science with a concentration in Public Administration. He received a Master of Arts degree from Columbia International University. In 2000, he received an Honorary Doctorate degree from Richard Stockton College of New Jersey, and in 2002, he received an Honorary Doctorate degree from his alma mater, Benedict College of Columbia, South Carolina. In 2016, he received an Honorary Doctorate degree from Columbia International University of Columbia, South Carolina.

Pastor Jackson served as Commissioner for Richland County School District One from 1990-1992. In November of 1992, he was elected to the South Carolina Senate, becoming, at the time, the state’s youngest African-American Senator ever elected. Jackson continues to serve in the South Carolina Senate today (District 21), where he represents Richland County.

As a businessman, Darrell Jackson founded Sunrise Enterprise of Columbia, in 1986, South Carolina’s oldest African-American owned public relations firm and Sunrise Family Health Benefit Services in 2010.

In 2006, Bible Way Church of Atlas Road was named one of “America’s most influential churches” by Dr. John N. Vaughan, founder of the American Society for Church Growth in Volume I of America’s Most Influential Churches. Jackson is also the author of “A World of Possibilities,” an inspirational book designed to unleash the power of possibility within every individual.

Pastor Darrell Jackson is married to the former Willie Mae Rooks of Spartanburg, South Carolina; they have two sons, Darrell, Jr. and Antione and his wife, Kourtnee; three granddaughters, Kembriell, Kynidee, and Kynslee and a grandson, Andrew.