Reverend Alphonso Jackson Sr. has served as Senior Pastor/Teacher of the Second Baptist Church, since March 8, 1991. A native of South Florida, Pastor Jackson is the son of Reverend and Mrs. Arthur Jackson, Jr.
Pastor Jackson was licensed as a Minister on October 9, 1988, at the New Shiloh Missionary Baptist Church in Miami, Florida where he served as an Associate Minister under the leadership of his father, Rev. Arthur Jackson, Jr. Pastor Jackson earned the degree of Master of Divinity from Virginia Union University, to further broaden his perspective in exegesis, counseling, leadership, preaching and teaching.
A man of great character, integrity, wisdom, and counsel, Pastor Jackson’s consistent obedience to God has taken the Antioch congregation from the “Faithful Fifty” to a blossoming ministry of over 7,000 that continues to grow at record pace. In 2017, a second campus was established in the Fort Lauderdale area, and it continues to grow, making Antioch “one church in two locations” serving the Kingdom of God.
To accommodate the tremendous membership growth, several phases of building expansions have been realized under the direction of Pastor Jackson.