Today it is in vogue to denounce America because of its racial history. One of the many things that sets E.W. Jackson apart is that he rejects the bitterness of the past and embraces the blessings of the future we can build for ourselves, our families, and our country. His ancestors were brought here in chains, but through their ordeal, he was born free to fulfill his God-given potential. While others are being indoctrinated to resent America, E.W. Jackson cherishes his country as a gift from God to him personally and to every American.

His great-grandparents, Gabriel and Eliza Jackson, were slaves and sharecroppers in Orange County, Virginia. Gabriel was born the year before George Washington died. Says E.W.: “My ancestors have at least two centuries of history in this country, maybe more. I am an American. First by inheritance, and now by choice. I am proud of my country and grateful to be an American. It has been fifty years since I put on a Marine Corps uniform and took an oath to the Constitution. To this day, I am willing to fight to the death to defend that Constitution and preserve the great gift freedom it secures.

Earl Walker (“E.W.”) Jackson was born in Chester, Pennsylvania to William and Virginia Jackson. His father and mother were in the process of breaking up while his mother was pregnant with him. Their marriage ended when he was a few months old.

He was placed in permanent foster care at fourteen months old with Willie and Rebecca Molet. He lived with them for nine years. By the age of ten, he was a gang member and an academic failure because he seldom went to school. He preferred instead to hang out with his friends and commit petty crimes. It was during that time that his biological father reclaimed custody of his son and changed young Jackson’s life. He went from being an adolescent gang member to being an academic achiever.

He spent his first year of college at Indiana University of Pennsylvania before joining the Marine Corps in 1970, where he served as an air radar technician. He was honorably discharged in 1973.

Upon discharge, he resumed his education at the University of Massachusetts at Boston and finished the remaining three years of college in two years, graduating Summa Cum Laude with a Phi Beta Kappa Key. He was admitted to Harvard Law School and graduated in 1978. Uncertain of where he would settle, he took the Massachusetts and Pennsylvania bar exams in one sitting over three days, passing them both on the first try.

He practiced law in Boston for 15 years and taught regulatory law as an adjunct professor at Northeastern University. He later became an adjunct professor at Strayer University, teaching commercial and business law.

While in law school, he studied at Harvard Divinity School and obtained a license as a Baptist minister. He was ordained as a Pastor in 1979 and called to a small Baptist church. While in Boston, he was a host on the city’s most popular religious program – Topic Religion on WEEI. He also created Boston’s first and only gospel radio station, which he ran for nine years. He sacrificed financially to buy the station from its current owners who were dealing with bankruptcy. Eventually, due to a recession, he was forced into his own bankruptcy; the only one of his life. Says E.W.: “Given the opportunity to do it all over again, I would gladly give nine years of my life to broadcasting the gospel of Jesus Christ.”

After twenty-two years in ministry, he was consecrated a Bishop in 1998. Shortly thereafter, he and his wife left Boston for Virginia.

He is the Founder of The Called Church in Chesapeake, Virginia, whose mission is to “Save Souls, Save Families and Save the Nation.” In 2009, he founded S.T.A.N.D. – Staying True to America’s National Destiny – a national nonprofit organization with a mission to bring Americans together across racial and cultural lines to preserve our Judeo-Christian values and heritage. STAND’s most recent effort is the “Forgotten Children Project.” The mission of this project is to save the lives of inner-city children from the senseless violence which is robbing them of their future. See

In 2001, he and his wife, Theodora, founded the Annual Chesapeake Martin Luther King Leadership Breakfast, which brings the community together to honor leaders from all walks of life, including first responders. The breakfast has continued without interruption for 24 years, including during the COVID pandemic. Seven years ago, they founded the William Jackson Youth Center – named after E.W.’s father – as a haven for youth recreation and mentoring. In 2020, he and his wife founded the Maximum Potential Christian Academy – a classical Christian school for students K-5. Bishop Jackson is motivated by a desire to help change the lives of at-risk youth, in the same way that his father’s intervention changed his.

For five years, he hosted “The Awakening” a national radio call-in talk show on American Family Radio with 181 radio stations. He has also hosted a television program – Vision Awakening – which aired on National Religious Broadcasters, Andrew Wommack’s Gospel Truth TV and the Christian Television network in central Florida.

E.W. Jackson is the author of three books. His newest book, “Sweet Land of Liberty – Reflections of a Patriot Descended From Slaves,” was published in January 2023. Says E.W.: “I consider this book my seminal work and a blueprint for saving America. I hope every American reads it and it spurs an awakening as well as a revival of patriotism.”

His earlier works are “Ten Commandments to an Extraordinary Life” and “12 Principles to Make Your Life Extraordinary.” He speaks at churches, schools, nonprofit organizations, colleges, universities, and political events nationwide. He has been a guest on Victory News, Life Today with James and Betty Robison, the Eric Metaxas show on TBN, Fox Cable News, Newsmax, One America News, CBN World News, C-SPAN’s Washington Journal, and a host of other television and radio programs.

Bishop Jackson was the Republican nominee for Lt. Governor and a candidate for U.S. Senate in Virginia. One of the driving forces of his life is to lead America to a restoration of the Judeo-Christian values that made America the greatest nation in history. That is why he is now a candidate for President of the United States.

His podcast “E.W. Jackson for President” live-streams at 8:30 AM Monday through Friday on, [email protected], [email protected] [email protected] and other social media.

He and his wife, Theodora, reside in Virginia, have been married for fifty-two years, have 3 children and one grandchild.