CHARLES JACKSON, Director of Chaplaincy Services

Director - Chaplaincy Services

Charles E. Jackson served as the Eighth Army (3-star Command) Deputy Command and Operations Chaplain responsible for providing executive-level leadership and oversight for religious support operations, resource management, professional development for 58 Religious Support Teams, encompassing 8 installations on the Korean peninsula with over 155,000 personnel to include Service and Family Members.

Charles served in the Army as an Enlisted Infantrymen Soldier with the rank of Specialist. He served at various levels as Chaplain from battalion, brigade, and senior chaplain. He deployed on Operation Desert Shield, Operation Desert Storm, the Pentagon following 9-11 and Veteran of the Vietnam era. He retired as a Lieutenant Colonel Army Chaplain in February 2013 culminating a thirty-three-year career.

While deployed to the Walter Reed Army Medical Center, Charles served as Deputy Chief of the Department of Ministry and Pastoral Care/Clinical Pastoral Education Center on a 2-Star Command, the largest in the Department of Defense Health Care System. There, Charles managed, directed, and supervised spiritual and pastoral care to 60 chaplains and chaplain assistants, 260,000 soldiers, 440,000 beneficiaries, and 5,600 civilians in over 14 states. He also managed an operations budget of $970K while providing supervision of the preparation, justification, and execution of the Command Master Religious Program (CMRP).

A recipient of 16 medals and multiple other awards and ribbons, Charles has remained engaged as a servant well beyond his time in the Army. Charles has pastored several congregations, founded the Atlanta Emergency Aid Ministry and the Henry County Interfaith Coalition, and served as a volunteer Services Director for the Georgia Department of Corrections and a volunteer Chaplain for the Henry County Sheriff’s Office.

After receiving his Bachelor of Arts Degree, (Religious Studies) from Methodist College, Fayetteville, North Carolina Charles received his Master of Divinity Degree from Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia and his Education Doctor Degree, Johannesburg, South Africa.

Charles and his wife Sese have seven children and five grandchildren.

A Personal Message from Charles:
I am joining the Mighty Hero Home team to develop a first-class chaplaincy program that will enhance the quality of life of Veterans and Family Members.


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