But he said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for My power is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore I will boast all the more gladly of my weaknesses, so that the power of Christ may rest upon me.  For the sake of Christ, then, I am content with weaknesses, insults, hardships, persecutions, and calamities. For when I am weak, then I am strong. 

2 Corinthians 12:9-10 (ESV)

Dr. Kevin Jackson

Senior Pastor, GLBF

Dr. Kevin Jackson is a respected leader in evangelical, academic, and mental health circles. He is a pastor, a psychotherapist, professor, and frequent speaker at theological and psychological conferences and seminars throughout the area. Dr. Jackson has served as the senior pastor of GraceLife Bible Fellowship for over 7 years, witnessing its growth and expansion of ministers and ministries in service to God and His mission.  

Dr. Jackson serves as President and Chief Executive Officer of GraceCares Community Development Corporation, an organization dedicated to improving our neighborhoods, enhancing neighbor experiences, and promoting healthy community networks. His podcast, The GraceTable with Dr. Kevin Jackson, a community discussion, developed to reach an audience disenchanted with the church's pious perspectives that injure and cause unresolved violations throughout families in urban and suburban communities. Dr. Jackson also developed GraceTalks, a ministry that seeks to restore hope and transform lives through the proclamation and application of G.R.A.C.E. (Gratitude, Respect, Acceptance, Community, and Empowerment) shown in everyday life. Dr. Jackson also serves as a Visiting Professor of Counselor Education at Lancaster Bible College/Capitol Seminary and Graduate School in Greenbelt, MD.

Dr. Jackson is a native Washingtonian. After graduation, he attended North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University in Greensboro, North Carolina where he majored in Electrical Engineering. He continued his post-secondary education at the University of Maryland University College where he received his B.S. in Information Systems Management. He later received his M.A. in Christian Counseling from the Maple Springs Baptist Bible College and Seminary, as well as a M.S. and Ph.D. in Counselor Education and Supervision (Pastoral) from Loyola University Maryland.

Dr. Jackson is a nationally certified and Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor (Maryland and D.C.) and is the founder, CEO, and Clinical Director of GraceCares Community Wellness Collaborative, a mental health organization established to address maladaptive behavior in personal and family life.  He serves as the Executive Director of Kidz Helping Kidz, Inc., a not-for-profit organization founded to address the growing concerns and needs of youth in urban and suburban communities.  Kidz Helping Kidz provides opportunities for children to serve, support, and educate one another; empowering them to help themselves and create opportunities to pursue and develop their passions in service to humanity in their youth. 

Dr. Jackson is a veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps, served as a Special Assistant to the Chairman of the Foreign Affairs Committee of the U.S. House of Representatives, and later served as a Federal Police Officer with the U.S. Capitol Police.  Dr. Jackson is married to Stephanie and is the proud father of Kiara, Kaleb, Kirsten, and Kyndal Jackson.