E.W. Jackson was born in Chester, Pennsylvania. He joined the United States Marine Corps in 1970 and was honorably discharged in 1973. He went on to graduate Summa
Cum Laude with a Phi Beta Kappa Key from the University of Massachusetts at Boston in 1975, and from Harvard Law School in 1978. While
in law school, he studied at Harvard Divinity School and was licensed as a Baptist minister. He was ordained in 1979 and consecrated a Bishop in 1998.
He practiced small business law for 15 years in Boston, and taught Business, Commercial and Regulatory Law at the college and graduate levels.
He is the Founder of THE CALLED CHURCH in Chesapeake, Virginia and S.T.A.N.D. – Staying True to America’s National Destiny, a nonprofit foundation with a national mission to bring Americans together across racial and cultural lines to preserve our Judeo- Christian values and heritage. Through his church, he founded the Chesapeake Martin Luther King Leadership Breakfast and the William Jackson Youth Center.
He is the author of two books: “Ten Commandments to an Extraordinary Life” and “12 Principles to Make Your Life Extraordinary.”
He has been a guest on Fox & Friends, The O’Reilly Factor, Neil Cavuto, Lou Dobbs, Megyn Kelly, CBN World News, ABC’s Good Morning America, C- Span’s Washington Journal, ABC Radio Network, National Public Radio and other
media. His articles have been featured in the Washington Times, American Thinker, Western Journalism, American Family Association, The Stream and other publications.
Bishop Jackson won the Republican nomination for Lt. Governor of Virginia in 2013 and is now a candidate for U.S. Senate.
He and his wife, Theodora, have been married for 47 years, have 3 children and reside in Suffolk, Virginia.rsity. Dr. Washington has been a featured speaker for Promise Keepers, Moody Founders Week and many other ministries.