Rev. Lynn Jackson is a compassionate woman of God that lives to care for God’s people. Prior to her assignment to the pastorate of Quinn Chapel African Methodist Episcopal (AME) Church in Flint, MI, she served as Pastor for Bethel AME Church in Adrian, MI and Visitor’s Chapel AME in Detroit, MI.
Her ministry began in 2005 at Oak Grove AME Church in Detroit, where she had attended since 1991. Following God’s call, she served as a teacher for the Wednesday Night Youth Bible Study, Heaven on Earth Ministry, D.O.V.E.S (Daughters of Virtue Empowered Spiritually), Women in Ministry and Barat House Ministry. She also served as the President / Board Chair for the L.I.F.T. Women’s Resource Center. After becoming ordained as Deacon (2009) and Elder (2011), she was given her first pastoral assignment in 2012. Rev. Jackson continued to serve in the communities that she pastored by implementing feeding programs, assisting at the homeless shelter, hosting NAACP meetings, and starting a Praisin’ in the Park community outreach.
Rev. Jackson’s educational background includes a Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) from William Tyndale College, a Master of Business Administration (MBA) from University of Phoenix, and a Master of Arts in Counseling (MAC) from Ashland Theological Seminary where she began work on her doctorate in Transformational Leadership.
Rev. Jackson is a licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) and uses her gifts to help those in need. Her professional affiliations include the American Counseling Association (ACA), Association for Counselor Education and Supervision (ACES), North Central ACES, Association for Spiritual, Ethical, and Religious Values in Counseling (ASERVIC) and the Michigan Mental Health Counselors Association (MMHCA). In addition, she is a subscribing life member of the Lenawee Branch of the NAACP.
Rev. Jackson had a long career with the U. S. Postal Service, holding positions of Clerk, Mechanic, Electronic Technician, Supervisor of Maintenance Operations and Manager of Maintenance Operations. While there, she completed a Maintenance Leadership Development Program (MLDP) and qualified as a Certified Plant Maintenance Manager (CPMM). She retired in 2015 after working there for thirty-seven and a half (37 ½) years and now enjoys spending time with her family. She is happily married to Dwayne, her husband of thirty-two (32) years. Together they have three beautiful children Rachel, David and Stephanie and six grandchildren Jada, Amari, Nala, Julian, Major and Dominic. She finds strength and comfort in her favorite scripture which is Philippians 4:13 (NKJV).
I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.