David (Dave) Jackson has served in full-time ministry for 20 years. Before sensing God’s calling on his life to full-time ministry, Dave first worked as a sales representative selling structural steel. During this time, he worked part time as a student pastor and volunteered in churches doing student ministry. He served as a volunteer in the Student Ministry of Englewood Baptist Church in Jackson, TN, for 4 years before becoming the full-time Minister of Students for 10 years. Originally from West Tennessee, he and his family served at Hiland Park Baptist Church in Panama City, FL, for the last 9 years. He most recently served there as Minister of Spiritual Development. He was privileged to minister there in many capacities from College and Missions to Pastoral Care and New Members. Dave graduated from Union University in Jackson, TN, with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration and earned a Master of Divinity degree from The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, KY. He has a deep love for his family and a passion for God’s Word and seeing lives transformed by the power of the Gospel. He greatly values relationships and has a heart for making disciples that make disciples.
Dave has been married to the love of his life, Hailey, for over 21 years. They have two wonderful daughters, Anna Riley (16) and India (11). Together, the family loves to laugh and spend time with each other kayaking, fishing, or watching a good movie in the backyard. They count it a great privilege to serve others in ministry together as a team.