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Bishop Harry Jackson Jr., Donald Trump’s evangelical adviser, died on November 9. Jackson’s church, Hope Christian Church, issued a statement on its website confirming the death of the well-known conservative pastor. A cause of death was not immediately provided.
The statement from the Beltsville, Maryland church reads, “It is with a heavy heart that we notify you that our beloved Bishop Harry R. Jackson, Jr. has transitioned to be with the Lord on November 9, 2020. Please pray for the Jackson family’s comfort and respect their right to privacy at this time.”
He was 66 years old.
Jackson received a bachelor of arts in English at Williams College before obtaining his master’s degree in business administration at Harvard, the Hope Christian website shows. His bio also states that Jackson’s “secular work experience includes positions in several Fortune 500 companies.”
Jackson was not only a pastor but also a political activist who frequently made appearances at White House events or more recently on the campaign trail with Republicans. On April 10, Jackson appeared in the Oval Office at a Good Friday gathering to offer a prayer. He said, “Once again, give this great man, our president, and give the vice president wisdom beyond their natural limitations. Give them insights so they can cover us, lead us and bless us,” Religion News reported.
Jackson also appeared at the White House ceremony for Trump’s official announcement nominating Justice Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court and also appeared alongside Vice President Mike Pence at a town hall on November 1, the outlet wrote. Jackson’s church confirmed to the outlet in October that the pastor had tested negative for coronavirus after the White House event at which many attendees tested positive.
In addition to being the senior pastor at Hope Christian Church, Jackson also served as the presiding bishop at the International Communion of Evangelical Churches. The activist also founded and chaired the High Impact Leadership Coalition, a group of ministers who champion socially conservative ideas, according to his bio at Whitaker House.
Bishop Harry Jackson Jr., a prominent conservative pastor and evangelical adviser to President Donald Trump, has died, according to his church.
Jackson, 66, died Monday (Nov. 9), according to a statement posted on the website of Hope Christian Church in Beltsville, Maryland, where he was senior pastor.
“It is with a heavy heart that we notify you that our beloved Bishop Harry R. Jackson, Jr. has transitioned to be with the Lord on November 9, 2020,” the statement read. “Please pray for the Jackson family’s comfort and respect their right to privacy at this time.”