Jack Jackson

E. Stanley Jones Associate Professor of Evangelism, Mission, and Global Methodism B.A., University of Virginia; M.Div. and D.Min., Asbury Theological Seminary; Ph.D., University of Manchester, England

Rev. Dr. Thomas Glenn “Jack” Jackson III is a Wesleyan scholar whose research centers on the theology and practices of mission and evangelism both in global contexts in the increasingly post Christian West. Dr. Jackson brings extensive experience in global Christianity and Methodism to Claremont, having studied, taught, or made presentations in England, South Africa, South Korea, Israel, China, Costa Rica, Honduras, Brazil, and Colombia. Dr. Jackson helps lead the Center for Global Methodism at CST which facilitates training, research, teaching, and formation for the Methodist and Wesleyan community globally.

Central to Dr. Jackson’s current work is helping prepare persons for Christian leadership in general and pastoral ministry in particular. He is an Elder in the Florida Conference of The United Methodist Church and served a number of churches over his fifteen years in pastoral ministry. He teaches regularly in the Cal-Pac Course of Study and previously in Candler School of Theology’s Florida Course of Study program. Jackson is a frequent guest preacher at churches and leads workshops for pastors and laity on Theology and practices of mission, Basics of United Methodist History and Theology, Evangelism in Local Churches, and Growing Healthy Churches. For information on Dr. Jackson coming to your church or event please contact him at at the email address above.


B.A. – University of Virginia
M.Div. – Asbury Theological Seminary
D.Min. – Asbury Theological Seminary
Ph.D. – University of Manchester, England

Recent Publications / Achievements

“Early Methodism’s Four Doors of Evangelism” (Circuit Rider, Nov. 2010).

“Collecting and Preserving Disciples: Verbal Proclamation in Early Methodist Evangelism” (Wesley and Methodist Studies, 2010).

“St. Francis: Patron Saint of Evangelism through Social Ministry?” (Witness: The Journal of the Academy for Evangelism in Theological Education, 2009).

“Word and Deed: Evangelism and Social Witness for United Methodism’s Next 40 Years,” The United Methodist Church at 40: Considering Our History, Teaching Our Traditions, Anticipating Our Future (Candler School of Theology, August 2008).

“Speaking the Word: Proclamation as Declaration in an X-Files World,” Cliff College Research Symposium (Calver, U.K., March 2008).

“Laying the Foundation: Sixteenth- and Seventeenth-Century Influences of British Religious Traditions on Early Methodism,” The Christmas Conference (Southern Methodist University, Dallas, Texas, December 2007).

“Evangelism in the Wesleyan Tradition,” Cliff College Research Symposium (Calver, U.K., June 2007).

“The Four-Fold Pattern of Proclamation in Early Methodism,” Cliff College Research Symposium (Calver, U.K., November 2006).