The Rev. Dr. Brian W. Jackson became the pastor of Randall Memorial United Methodist Church in Northeast Washington D.C., in July 2010. This is his fourth pastoral appointment in the Baltimore-Washington Conference.
A native of Baltimore, Md., he experienced various forms of abuse, addiction and homelessness as a child and young adult. He is an adult survivor of child abuse.
The pivotal point in his life came in 1980 when he was a homeless veteran, staying at men’s mission centers in Baltimore. At that time he gave his life to Jesus Christ while worshipping at the Baltimore Rescue Mission; and he has been running for Jesus ever since.
Driven by zeal to share the gospel of Jesus Christ with the world, Rev. Jackson has preached in sanctuaries, on street corners, in prisons, and in the homeless missions where he once stayed. He also has led and candidly told his compelling story at workshops and conferences to edify attendees with a message of hope, truth, courage and transformation.
He has a Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology from Coppin University in Baltimore, a Master of Divinity degree with a focus in Urban Ministry from Wesley Theological Seminary in Washington D.C., and a Doctorate in Ministry, also from Wesley.
Rev. Jackson has served as pastor of the Mt. Gregory/St. Luke United Methodist Charge in Howard County, Md., Coordinator of the Baltimore City Holy Boldness Regional Center, and pastor of Saint Mark’s United Methodist Church in Baltimore City and Zion United Methodist Church in Lexington Park, Md.
In 2009 he published his first book, From the Streets to the Pulpit, an autobiography in which he shares his poignant and powerful life story. The book is a testament of his journey, through trials, tribulation and triumph.
Rev. Jackson’s personal mission is “To go wherever to reach and redeem the lost for Jesus at any cost.”
The lay and clergy members who provide leadership to Randall Memorial Church are a talented, dedicated cadre of faithful servants of Jesus Christ. They value Randall’s heritage and are committed to building its promising future with direction and assistance from the Holy Spirit. They are mutually accountable to one another, to their various committees, to the pastor and congregation, and most of all, to God, who calls and consecrates them as leaders of Christ’s church.
Randall Administrative/Ministry Leaders
Church Administrative Council
Jacqueline Wynn – Church Council Chairperson
James Michael Robinson – Lay Leader
Sherene Cameron – Lay Member to Annual Conference
Sheila Thomas – Recording Secretary
Joyce Harris – Membership Secretary
Josephine Johnson – Trustee Board Chairperson
Walter Mason – Pastor-Parish Relations Committee Chairperson
Katie Gamble-Johnson – Finance Committee Chairperson
Melodia Phillips – Treasurer
Nicole Starchia – Finance Secretary
Steven Hill – United Methodist Men President
Joyce Harris – United Methodist Women President
United Methodist Youth Council Representatives - Vacant
Benjamin Snowden – Council Member-at-Large
Pastor Parish Relations (PPR) Committee
Walter Mason, Chairperson
2014: Patricia Washington, Bernice Bartee
2015: Walter Mason, Joyce Harris, Yvonne O'Ferrall
2016: Kim Phillip, Roberta Hinton
Josephine Johnson, Chairperson
Rexford Johnson, Vice-Chairperson
2014: Rex Johnson, Benjamin Snowden, Roosevelt Wilson
2015: Josephine Johnson, Groucho Williams
2016: Michael Dunson
Katie Gamble-Johnson, Chairperson
Nicole Starchia, Finance Secretary
Melodia Phillips, Treasurer
Finance Counters: Ben Snowden, Mark Mitchell, Cynthia Smith, Lois Snowden
Committee on Lay Leadership Development
The Rev. Dr. Brian W. Jackson, Chairperson
2014: Jacqueline Wynn, Patricia O'Neal
2015: Sherene Cameron, Carol Moore, Benjamin Snowden
2016: Joyce Harris
Children and Youth Ministries Coordinators
Youth\Children: Stephanie Dowtin
Young Adults Ministry: Tameka White
Church School & Bible Study
Superintendent of Church School: Yvonne O'Ferrall
Church School Co-Leaders: Vacant
Church School Teachers: Patricia Washington
Bible Study Teachers: Rev. Dr. Brian Jackson
Health & Welfare Ministries
Renee Griffin, Coordinator
Steven Hill, Coordinator
Debra Payne, Cynthia Smith, Kim Phillip
Community Outreach Team
Nicole Starchia, Coordinator
Joyce Harris, Yvonne O’Ferrall, Michael Robinson, Steven Hill