Pastor Vedia R. Jackson is a native of Chicago, Illinois. As the wife of Senior Pastor Samuel Jackson Jr., she serves alongside him as Pastor of Freedom of Grace Full Gospel Church. After working for over 20 years in various facets of the healthcare industry, Pastor Vedia left her career to pursue her call to ministry. In 1987 Pastor Vedia attended Logos Bible College where she received her license and was ordained to minster the word of God. It was at that time that she joined her husband and devoted her life to advancing the Kingdom of God.
Pastor Vedia R. Jackson is an anointed vessel of God and a devoted wife. She walks by faith with a spirit of excellence, integrity, and love. Pastor Vedia and Senior Pastor Samuel Jackson Jr. have been married for over 22 years and have a blended family of 7 children.
Pastor Vedia R. Jackson sermons are seasoned with humor and dramatically illustrated. She was one of the lead characters of the very popular, Emmy award winning Christian program, "THE AWAKENING", which was seen throughout the Midwest. She is the author of " Are You a Wife or a Knife", play writer and producer of " When Love Cuts" It Happened on Christmas, The Gift of Love, and several others.
She is the President and Founder of Bottling Up T.E.A.R.S. (Teenagers Expecting and Regretting Sexual Choices), To Be Beautiful, a mentoring and self esteem program for young women and adults, as well as R.R.A.W. (Refined Righteous Anointed Women).
With a shared passion for restoring the family Pastor Vedia and Senior Pastor Samuel Jackson Jr. host a weekly radio broadcast, G. E. M. S. (Growing Every Mate Spiritually) that is heard throughout Illinois, Indiana, and the World Wide Web. Pastor Vedia Jackson is a former Board Member of Prestige Diversions, Inc. founded by Taffi L. Dollar of World Changers Church International.