Zack Jackson

Zack Jackson has been part of the First Baptist Church on Fifth community since August of 2021, becoming a member of the church in November of that year. In August of 2022, he began serving as Pastoral Intern, working primarily with youth ministry. Then, in May of 2023, he transitioned to his current role as Pastoral Resident. In this position, he stewards new member and young adult ministries.

As Zack arrived at First Baptist Church on Fifth, he concurrently began studying at the Wake Forest University School of Divinity, where he is pursuing a Master of Divinity degree with a graduate concentration in Women’s, Gender, & Sexuality Studies. A native of Sandersville, Georgia, he previously completed a Master of Science in Education degree at Baylor University, focusing on higher education and student affairs administration, and a Bachelor of Arts degree in geography at Georgia College. Across time, his research and ministry interests have revolved around engaging past and present social problems related to malformed notions of race, gender, and sexuality within the religious life of the American South.

Prior to enrolling at Wake Forest, Zack served in various positions of higher education leadership, including Director of Student Engagement, Residence Director, Adjunct Instructor of Interdisciplinary Studies, and Graduate Apprentice for Spirituality & Public Life. Called to pastoral ministry in the Baptist tradition, he possesses and abiding affection for First Baptist Church on Fifth and her gathered people. His desire is to see congregants catch a vision for embodying individual and communal liberation, and he enjoys seeing the church become a community marked by increasing commitments to expansive inclusion, deep learning, imaginative worship, thoughtful stewardship, and mutual care.


Join us in welcoming Zack, an essential part of our leadership, with a heart devoted to fostering a sense of unity and spiritual growth. Please allow 3-5 days for us to reach out to you.

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