Pastors & Staff

Get to know our team and its leader

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James William Jackson

Lead Pastor

Pastor Jackson, a native of Indianapolis, is a graduate of Northwest High School. After graduation, he attended IUPUI in pursuit of a Bachelor’s Degree in Liberal Arts.  As a lifelong learner, he has continued his education at the New Light Ministerial Development Institute in Houston, TX, where he received a diploma in Biblical Studies. In April 2016, Pastor Jackson earned his Master of Divinity Degree at Indiana Wesleyan Seminary. Pastor Jackson is also a recipient of the 2017 Indianapolis Legends Award.  
Pastor Jackson is the former host for AM1310 light’s afternoon show “The Community Connection”. He also co-hosts the hottest show on WHMB TV 40 “Real People, Real Voices”.  He is also the author of two books: "The Power of The Prayer Meeting" and "The Goshen Anointing." As a singer and songwriter, along with friends, he has recorded and released two music CD projects entitled "Songs from the Altar" and "Jehovah is King."
Pastor Jackson's mission is to teach 1 million people how to pray through the word of God,  First Hour Prayer "FHP" is the outlet that God has given him to reach his goal,  he does this faithfully on FaceBook every week Mon-Fri at 6:35am and on Youtube at 7:15am. 

Dietrich "Dee" Jackson

 Co - Pastor 

Pastor Dietrich “Dee” Jackson is the First lady Pastor Dee and also serves as Co-Pastor of Fervent Prayer.  Pastor Dee is the overseer of Chosen Vessel’s with "SWAGG" women ministry, President of Fervent in style boutique (proceeds of such are used to fund outreaches of the ministry), and Administrator of Fervent Care Childcare and Christian Academy. The women’s ministries promote spiritual and community enrichment programs through its monthly meetings and scheduled events.
 Pastor Dee believes in helping people outside of the church walls. She oversees Ferventfeeders, which is a program that provides free food to our community with the help of Gleaners food bank. Through "SWAGG", she oversees projects that bless different community groups, such as providing hygiene packets to the Children’s Bureau and raising funds to provide monetary donations to the Julian Center.
 Before working in ministry full-time, she worked in finance, retirement administration and consulting. She is originally from New Orleans, Louisiana.

Ernest Hopson

Assistant Pastor
Pastor Hopson has been on our team for some years and has helped FPC in so many ways, He and his wife Helen Hopson are the directors for our Couple's Care ministry.

Amita "Cookie"  Dilosa

Chief of Staff
Cookie is a tremendous asset to FPC, she makes sure that everything is operating in excellence, she is also the director over A/V & Outreach.

Nichelle Smith

Member Services
Nichelle handles all things as it pertains to existing members of the church. As well as new members and getting them settled into the ministry.