About Rev. Dr. Thomas Glenn "Jack" Jackson III

Rev. Dr. Thomas Glenn “Jack” Jackson III is a Wesleyan scholar whose research centers on the theology and practices of evangelism in the increasingly post Christian West. Jackson brings extensive experience in global Christianity and Methodism to The Foundation for Evangelism. From 2011-2022 he served as Professor of Evangelism, Mission, and World Methodism at Claremont School of Theology. Currently he is the Visiting Professor of Evangelism and World Methodism at United Theological Seminary. He has taught courses at Seth Mokitimi Methodist Seminary in Durban, South Africa; Candler School of Theology’s Course of Study in Florida, as well as the Costa Rican Methodist Church Pastor’s School. Dr. Jackson has also led regional and national evangelism seminars around the world including the United Kingdom, Germany, South Korea, Zimbabwe and Nigeria. He is a frequent guest preacher and conference speaker in various Methodist-tradition churches and denominations. Much of his focus the past 15 years has been on helping Methodist laity share their faith well and in turn, training Methodist-tradition clergy in how to develop and nurture faith-sharing congregations. 

Dr. Jackson’s education includes a B.A in International Relations and Chinese Studies from the University of Virginia, MDiv and DMin degrees from Asbury Theological Seminary and a PhD from the University of Manchester, U.K. He is the author of Offering Christ: John Wesley’s Evangelistic Vision (Kingswood Press, 2017) and co-editor (with Douglas Powe) of E. Stanley Jones and Sharing the Good News in a Pluralistic Society (Foundery Books, GBHEM, 2018). He is currently concluding work on his third book Reveal: Sharing Jesus with Friends, Family, Co-Workers and Neighbors

Jackson is an Elder in the Florida Conference of the United Methodist Church and celebrates his 30th anniversary in ordained ministry in 2024. He and his wife, the Rev. Anna Jackson, live in Orlando and have two adult children.