Bishop Jackson – a Lifetime of Service and Leadership

For the past eight years, the Oakland Police Dept. has collaborated with 100 Black Men of the Bay Area, Acts Full Gospel Church, and the Oakland Unified School District in the OK program, helping hundreds of boys each year, through mentoring, tutoring, anger management and life skills training. As President of the Oakland Chapter, I am so proud of these young men and the role I’ve been privileged to play in their lives.

During this time of unprecedented healthcare and economic crisis, District 7 needs a trusted leader with vision and a plan to truly deliver for our community.

I believe my experience and record of real achievement make me the candidate best suited to meet these challenges.

I humbly ask for your support.”

Bishop Robert “Bob” Jackson

Bishop Robert (Bob) L. Jackson was born in Berkeley and attended Oakland public schools. After graduating from Castlemont High School in 1963, he served in the United States Air Force. On the GI bill, he attended and graduated from Cal State East Bay (Hayward) in 1973 earned and a Master’s Degree in Theology from the International Seminary.

​​In 1984, Jackson founded Acts Full Gospel Church of God in Christ in Oakland, California with only 13 members. The church has grown to over 7,500 members and over 30 active ministries.

Since his founding of Acts Full Gospel, he has dedicated his life to the community. Among his many achievements in service to Oakland include building affordable housing; founding and leading job training and life-skills programs for former inmates; and founding the Oakland African American Chamber of Commerce (OAACC).

Bringing his years of experience and commitment to East Oakland, he is running for Oakland’s District 7 seat in the November, 2020 election. Among his priorities for City Council are ensuring that District 7 receives its fair share of City resources; affordable housing, safe and clean streets, and jobs and economic development.

Bishop Bob Jackson is happily married to Lady Barbara Ann Jackson. Together they share seven children and eighteen loving grandchildren.

Resume & Achievements

High School:

  • Castlemont High School, 1963


  • Merritt College, Oakland, Ca. Associate Of Arts, 1970
  • California State College, Hayward, Bachelor Of Arts, 1973
  • International Seminary, Plymouth, Florida, Master Of Theology, 1986
  • Sacramento Bible Seminary, Sacramento, Ca., Honorary Doctorate


  • U.S Air Force, 1964 – 1968, Honorable Discharge
  • Pacific Bell Telephone Company, 1973 – 1976
  • Housing Conservation, City Of Oakland, 1976 – 1981
  • Housing Inspector, Union City, Ca., 1981 – 1984
  • Acts Full Gospel Church, Pastor, 1984 – Present
  • Church Of God In Christ, Auxiliary Bishop, 2004
  • Mexico Jurisdiction, Mexico, Bishop, 2006
  • West Coast Jurisdiction, COGIC, Prelate, 2017


  • Men Of Valor Academy
  • O. K. Program Of Oakland
  • Chaplaincy Program, Juvenile Hall, Alameda, County
  • Chaplaincy Program, Santa Rita/North County Jails
  • Oakland African American Chamber Of Commerce
  • Oakland Police Foundation, Board Member
  • One Hundred Black Men, Inc., Member
  • Pastors Of Oakland, President Emeritus
  • Bay Area Community Benefit Organization, Board Member


  • Married
  • Wife Name: Barbara A. Jackson
  • Children: 7 Children Together, 18 Grandchildren, and 2 Great Grandchildren