Wife of Popular Preacher Dies, Leaves Behind Two Children

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April 04, 2018Apr 04, 2018

Breaking Christian News reports that Dr. Vivian Jackson died on April 2, leaving behind her husband and two children. Their family and church are in need of prayer during this difficult time. 

Vivian Jackson herself was a popular preacher, author, and speaker. She was also the wife of Bishop Harry R. Jackson Jr., the African-American Christian preacher and Pentecostal bishop who serves as the senior pastor at Hope Christian Church in Beltsville, Maryland. Jackson, a social conservative activist and commentator, serves as the Presiding Bishop of the International Communion of Evangelical Churches. 

After hearing about this tragic loss, the Hope Christian Church Facebook page posted a tribute to their leading pastor's wife. 

"It is with a heavy heart that we notify you that our beloved Dr. Vivian M Jackson has transitioned to be with the Lord on April 2, 2018," they wrote. "Information about the memorial service will be forthcoming. Please pray for the Jackson Family's comfort and respect their right to privacy at this time."

According to Breaking Christian News, Hope Christian's website describes Dr. Jackson as an advocate for building strong families as the foundation for supporting academic and personal achievement. She taught children with special needs in Ohio and Massachusetts until she married Bishop Jackson, after which she founded two Christian day schools. 

Soon thereafter, she hosted conferences and workshops to assist families to foster strength and unity, in both marriages and in relationships between parents and children. To her mind, education was an important way of fostering this unity, as were other means. 

According to Charisma News, in 985, Dr. Jackson was ordained and had served as the associate pastor with her husband. She was the very first lady of the International Communion of Evangelical Churches and Hope Christian Church. 

Now that she is gone, she leaves behind her husband and two children. Please pray for this family and community during this difficult time. 

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