Our Pastor


Reverend Dr. Alphonso Jackson, Sr.
Senior Pastor

Second Baptist Church
11111 Pinkston Drive Miami, Florida 33176
(305) 232-0499
Fax (305) 254-7804
Email: pastorjackson@sbcmiami.org

Rev. Alphonso Jackson was installed as Senior Pastor of Second Baptist Church of Richmond Heights on November 12, 2000 ; a 3,200+ member congregation church.  A native of Hollywood, Florida, he is a beloved and courageous pastor, servant-leader, distinguished visionary, faithful friend and a highly sought after lecturer and preacher.

Alphonso Jackson was called to the ministry in August of 1980 where he preached his initial sermon at New Shiloh Baptist Church (under the leadership of the late Rev. Dr. Arthur Jackson, Jr.).  As Youth Pastor for New Shiloh Baptist Church from 1981-1984, Pastor Jackson’s uncompromising and bold teaching of God’s Word changed the lives of many people.  The Lord continued to find favor in Rev. Jackson and in 1985 he became the Senior Pastor of St. James Baptist Church Coconut Grove, Florida, where he served faithfully for 16 years.

He earned his Bachelors of Arts Degree in Elementary Education in 1980 at Olivet Nazarene University, Kankakee, Illinois.  Rev. Jackson completed Graduate Studies at Florida Memorial College, Miami, Florida and Advanced Seminary studies at the Interdenominational Theological Center in Atlanta, Georgia. In 2004, Pastor Jackson was awarded an Honorary Doctor of Divinity Degree from Saint Thomas Christian College.

Remarkably, Pastor Jackson still finds time to serve his community. Among the many boards that he currently sits upon include: Miami-Dade County Community Relations Board, Chairman of the Children’s Learning Center Board of Directors, Chairman of the Board of the SBC Community Development Corporation and President of Richmond Heights Community Alliance. He is a recipient of numerous national, state, city, and local community service awards.

Rev. Jackson, through his unwavering faith in watching God transform the lives of his people, gave birth to his personal ministry titled AJ Ministries in 2004.  The purpose of AJ Ministries is to design and execute programs and activities that are kingdom focused.  AJ Ministries is committed to outreach and teachings that will help move people forward.  AJ Ministries launched its first book, “The Breakthrough Power of First Fruit Giving” and has sold hundreds of copies. For additional information on AJ Ministries, please click here (www.ajministries.org).

Rev. Jackson is committed to delivering God’s word and conducting church business in an excellent way.  He is dedicated to creating a welcoming atmosphere whereby anyone who visits or holds membership at the church will always connect to the Second Baptist Experience which is conveyed through the delivery of powerful musical selections, kingdom-focused ministry activities and anointed messages.

Rev. Jackson is happily married to the former Dewana Williams and is the proud father of two children, Alphonso J. Jackson Jr. (Jamilla) and Brianna Jackson. They also have two adorable grandchildren; Angelina, and Allyson Jackson.