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Rev. Charles B. Jackson, Jr., B.S., M.Div., Executive Pastor
Charles B. Jackson, Jr. was born and raised in Columbia, South Carolina. He is the older of two offspring to Reverend Dr. and Mrs. Charles B. Jackson, Sr. He is married to the former Iva Gaymon of Manning, South Carolina and is the father of three sons: Charles, III (affectionately called, “Tre”), Caleb Adolphus and Carter Alexander; and one daughter, Kayla McKenzie Jackson.
Rev. Jackson matriculated through the Richland District One school system, graduating with honors from A.C. Flora High School. He later received an academic and athletic scholarship to attend South Carolina State University, Orangeburg, SC, where he participated in a number of college activities including the South Carolina State University Concert Choir, Student Government Association, and Men’s Basketball Team, just to name a few…along with pledging Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity Incorporated, and Alpha Kappa Psi Professional Business fraternity. He graduated from SCSU in May 2000, Cum Laude, with a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Management.
Reverend Jackson continued his education at the Morehouse School of Religion on the campus of the ITC in Atlanta, Georgia, where he maintained Dean’s List status with a 3.5 GPA. He was selected by the staff and students to give the sermon during the annual ITC Conference on Ministry on February 20, 2003. Reverend Jackson is a Fall 2002 inductee into the Theta Phi National Honor Society for Seminary Students. He graduated with Honors on May 10, 2003 and earned the Master of Divinity degree with a concentration in Homiletics. He was presented the Memphis Award for academic excellence and nominated as one of the nation’s Top 40 Seminarians to appear in the prestigious The African American Pulpit magazine. He currently serves the United Way of the Midlands as a member of its Board of Directors. Reverend Jackson is also clinically certified by Palmetto Health, having completed an extensive unit of Clinical Pastoral Education.
Reverend Jackson received his license to preach the Gospel on September 23, 2001, at the age of 21, and was officially ordained into the ministry on August 14, 2002. He is presently the happy and humble pastor of the New Laurel Street Missionary Baptist Church, Fairfield Road, Columbia, South Carolina. He is the Assistant Dean of the Gethsemane Baptist Congress of Christian Education, as well as Vice Chairman of the South Carolina Baptist Fellowship of the Progressive National Baptist Convention.
However, above all of his accolades and accomplishments, he believes that fulfilling God’s Will is primary, everything else is secondary. Reverend Jackson loves God, loves the people of God, and loves preaching God’s Word. He lives day-to-day testifying that “God’s Grace is sufficient and His Mercy is everlasting!” His favorite passage of scripture and firm conviction is Romans 8:28, “And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them that are called according to His purpose!”
Rev. Salmond is a native of Columbia and is a graduate of the Virginia Military Institute in Lexington, Virginia. He received his Masters of Arts degree in Bible Exposition from the Columbia International University Seminary and School of Missions.
Although he had a successful career as a Wealth Advisor at a major investment company, he answered God’s call to preach and was licensed In 2008 by Rev. Charles Jackson, Sr. Rev. Salmond is the primary worship leader at the 8:15 Sunday worship services and he is a co-teacher in the Brookland Young Adult Bible Study Class. Additionally, he exercises his gift of teaching and preaching whenever he is called on.
Reverend Jeryl Salmond is currently the visiting pastor of the Ladson Presbyterian Church where he has been leading the congregation since August 2010.
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