Elder JJ was born and grew up in the bright sunshine of Florida. Maybe that explains his dark mysterious complexion. Elder JJ is the eldest son of James and Bonnie Ruth Fedd Jackson. He is the 3rd of 9 siblings, 4 girls and 5 boys.

He was educated in the public schools of Leon County Tallahassee, FL. He furthered his education and graduated from Florida A&M University. He received his graduate degrees in dual areas from the University of Louisville and University of Kentucky.

He is a member of several organizations, including Omega Psi Phi Fraternity INC,  Prince Hall F&AM (Masons) and an associate member of the National Hookup of Black Women.

He spent time in the United States Marine Corporation. He asks that you not hold that against him because God didn’t.

He ran when God’s calling was first presented to him. Like many of us he found out that you can run and not admit to anyone else, but you can’t run from God.

He met Debra Foster and was married in 1986. They are the parents of two daughters, Connie and Angela. He is grandparents to six, aunt and uncle to several nieces and nephews, great nieces and nephews. He is godfather to one and last but certainly not least, a man of God.

His favorite Bible scriptures are:  Psalm 100 and John 14.  His favorite hymn are “Father Along” and “If I Don’t Make It To Heaven, It’s Nobody’s Fault But Mine”.