Apostle Irvin Oscar Jackson was born on October 19, 1954 in Cape Charles, Virginia. He is married to Elder Evora Jackson and has three children: Maria, Lamonte and Lavonya.
Apostle Jackson was converted, sanctified and received the baptism of the Holy Ghost in his youth. In 1983, he accepted the call to preach the gospel of Jesus Christ. Apostle Jackson served faithfully in his home church as a Sunday School teacher, usher, president of the Youth Association, member of the radio broadcast team, deacon, trustee, church organist, and ordained Elder.
In September of 1997, the Lord opened the door for Apostle and Co-Pastor Jackson to have prayer and Bible study in their home, and in a small building called “The Shed.” As a result of prayer and Bible study, families committed themselves to the vision that the Lord had given to Apostle Jackson. Upon hearing and obeying the voice of the Lord, Apostle Jackson has come to possess the land that the Lord promised, totally leaning and depending on Him.
In February of 1999, the Lord opened the door for Apostle Jackson to have the first service of the Living Word Church of Deliverance at the Days Inn in Pocomoke City, Maryland. In April of 1999, Apostle Irvin Jackson was installed as Pastor and Elder Evora Jackson was installed as Co-Pastor of Living Word Church of Deliverance.
In November 2001, the Board of Directors of Mt. Sinai Gospel Tabernacle Churches of Christ Deliverance, under the guidance of the Holy Ghost, unanimously agreed to elect Pastor Irvin Jackson as its Vice-Bishop.
Under the leadership of Apostle and Co-Pastor Jackson, Living Word Church of Deliverance permanently settled at 18154 Lankford Highway Parksley, Virginia. The Lord has been marvelously blessing the ministry as souls have been saved, delivered, sanctified and empowered by receiving the baptism of the Holy Ghost.
Apostle Jackson has a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from Salisbury University and a Master of Arts degree in Management from Regent University. Bishop Jackson also holds two Master's Degree from Regent University School of Divinity and recently completed his Doctor of Divinity degree in Practical Ministry. Apostle Jackson retired from Eastern Shore Community College in 2017 where he was employed as an Associate Professor of Business Management.
One of Apostle Jackson’s favorite sayings is, “This is the Lord’s doing; and it is marvelous in our eyes.” Psalm 118:23
Please join us weekly for Fellowship and Worship each Sunday beginning at 10:30 a.m. for Sunday School--Worship begins at 11:15 a.m.; a Corporate Fast each Monday; Prayer and Bible Study each Tuesday evening from 7:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.; Noon Day Prayer each Thursday from 12 noon to 1:00 p.m.; Virtuous Woman Elite Connection and Men's Fellowship on scheduled Fridays beginning at 7:30 p.m.