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Pastor aims to help readers overcome obstacles with faith

2014-01-24T00:00:00Z Pastor aims to help readers overcome obstacles with faithKimberly Cheek-Stanley Times Correspondent
January 24, 2014 12:00 am  • 

Pastor Kurt Jackson hopes to show believers the creative and destructive power of words with his new book, "Effective Daily Confessions."

Published in September by Tate Publishing Company, the book seeks to help readers overcome financial, relationship, and health struggles, as well as personal fears.

“The book helps believers to overcome obstacles by demonstrating how to continuously speak words of faith or the word of God to these obstacles until we have complete control over them, or until they are eliminated completely out of our life,” Jackson said.

“My ultimate goal is for believers to become proficient in this process to the point where they will be able to teach others.”

"Effective Daily Confessions" is available at or, and is Jackson’s first book.

Jackson has served as pastor of Faith Pentecostal Holiness Deliverance Center, 8044 S. Racine Ave., Chicago, for 11 years and succeeded his father, Bishop C.L. Jackson.

“I was inspired by God to fulfill my father’s vision. My father’s vision was to build a church, and that vision was fulfilled through me. Unfortunately he did not live to see it,” Jackson said.

“My father was a man of integrity and great faith. I believe his work is behind many of the reasons why I am passionate about counseling.”

“I get a great sense of accomplishment whenever I am empowering someone to do something positive that is life changing, or when I am helping the homeless, the sick, the hungry, or any less fortunate,” he added.

Jackson received his graduate degree in counseling from Governors State University in 2006, and later attended Ministerial Training at Andersonville Seminary.

He is a Licensed Professional Counselor in the state of Illinois, as well as a Certified School Counselor and a Certified special education teacher.

Jackson resides in Homewood with his wife, Michelle, and has five children – Kurt, Marcus, Kainos, Candace and Deatrice.

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