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About Bishop Harry R. Jackson, Jr.

Bishop Harry Jackson is Senior Pastor of Hope Christian Church in the Washington, DC Metropolitan area and serves as The Presiding Bishop in the International Communion of Evangelical Churches(ICEC). Although Bishop Jackson has gained notoriety through his cogent urgings for the preservation of traditional marriage and family, he is the hallmark for pioneering pastors and community outreach. He is truly a high impact African-American pastor.

Hope Christian Church was founded in 1979 in College Park, Maryland by Jean Longobardo. Bishop Jackson became senior pastor following her death in November 1988. Hope Christian Church is a thriving, multicultural congregation. Its primary focus is to impact its community through strategic partnerships. Hope serves as chaplains in the Prince George’s County Correctional Facilities and Youth Detention centers each week on Sundays. Bishop Jackson also shares a weekly message with the broadcasting community each Sunday morning on Praise 104.1FM. and a daily radio program "The Harry Jackson Show" on American Family Radio's Urban Family Communications Stream

He has authored several books including: In Laws, Outlaws and the Functional Family, The Warrior’s Heart, The Way of the Warrior, The Black Contract with America on Moral Values, Personal Faith Public Policy, The Truth in Black and White and You Were Born For More. He is also a weekly columnist on Townhall.com, a conservative website. Jackson is also the chairman of the High Impact Leadership Coalition (HILC) which exits to empower religious and community leaders to impact their world and their communities.

In a recent interview in Christianity Today Magazine, Jackson outlined some of his political views. He says he feels his moral values are closer to that of the Republican Party than that of the Democratic Party, particularly regarding abortion and same-sex marriage. However, he emphasizes that he felt the Republican Party was lacking in areas such as health care and justice reform. In the interview, he established that he feels that both ends of the political spectrum, social justice and individual responsibility, must be balanced. These ideas are shared lucidly in one of his most recent books Personal Faith Public Policy. The book addresses seven urgent issues that all people of faith must come together to solve. These issues include: Preserve and Protect Life, Reform Immigration Policy, Alleviate Domestic Poverty and Ensure Justice, Cultivate Racial Harmony and Diversity, Protect Religious Freedom, Defend Marriage and Family, and Protect the Environment.


has appeared as a guest on the Tavis Smiley Show, Tony Brown’s Journal, The O’Reilly Factor, Britt Hume’s Special Report, National Public Radio, CBS Evening News, BET Evening News, 700 Club, and CBN News. He has been featured in articles in the News York Times, Los Angeles Times, The Baltimore Sun, The Washington Times, The Philadelphia Inquirer and The Chicago Defender.

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