Pastor Michael E. Jackson is a native of the Silver-State Nevada. He has carved a Godly legacy as a faithful husband, dedicated father, anointed Shepherd, and stellar businessman. As a licensed and professional carpenter, fashioned out the trade of his Lord and Savior, he founded M.E. Jackson Construction. His skills and expertise in the profession of carpentry positioned him to be selected from amongst his peers to travel to the Holy Land and mentor aspiring tradesmen. Pastor Jackson received his spiritual tutelage from the late Superintendent Claud Parson, Sr. of Vegas View Church of God in Christ in Las Vegas, NV after accepting the Lord Jesus Christ July 5, 1970. Pastor Jackson holds a teaching certificate from the Nevada State Board of Education in the study of construction trades and has a background in the study of Medical Technology from the University of Nevada-Reno. He is certainly no stranger to community and philanthropic endeavors. In 1994, Pastor Jackson founded the Tabernacle of Praise Church of God in Christ, which is a beacon light in the community that is committed to encourage, equip, and empower God’s people to live a victorious life in Christ Jesus. The ministry has reach out to the community through a full-time child care center and an accredited academy that serves grades Pre-Kindergarten through the 5th grade. The ministry houses a Good Bank that distributes food to needy families weekly. In 2011 Pastor Jackson received an appointment as a new District Superintendent by the late Bishop Carruth Hall. Impassioned by a desire to commemorate and forever perpetuate the unrepresented historic outpouring of the Holy Spirit in the “Azusa Street Revival” of 1906, the new District was formally declared and decreed as the “Azusa District” based on promise of Acts 1:8. Pastor Jackson has been married to his friend and confidant, Leornese “Kathy” and they are the proud parents of three adult sons, Michael E. Jackson, II; Anthony Jackson and Keith D. Jackson and one daughter, Ashlee M. Jackson. They have five beautiful grandchildren not to mention a plethora of Godchildren. Pastor Jackson is known to be a wise counselor and friend to many from all walks of life, offering them hope and the tools needed to increase their quality of life.