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Troy Jackson is the interim executive director of the AMOS Project, a faith-based organizing effort in Cincinnati fighting for racial justice. He is the co-founder and director of Ohio Prophetic Voices, a movement of faith leaders and clergy engaged in a biblically-rooted struggle for economic and racial justice. Jackson served on staff of University Christian Church (UCC) in Cincinnati for nearly 19 years, and served as the congregation’s Lead Pastor from 1996-2013. Under Jackson’s leadership, UCC established Rohs Street Café, a seven-day-a-week community coffee shop committed to community engagement, the arts, and social justice. Troy is a co-author of the forthcoming Forgive Us: Confessions of a Compromised Faith (Grand Rapids, MI: Zondervan, 2014), which explores the historic sins of the American Church. Troy earned his M.Div. at Princeton Theological Seminary and received a Ph.D. in United States history from the University of Kentucky. Troy’s book Becoming King: Martin Luther King, Jr. and the Making of a National Leader (The University Press of Kentucky, 2008) explores the critical role the grassroots Montgomery Movement played in the development of King. Troy is also a regular blogger with Huffington Post and on Sojourners’ “God’s Politics Blog.” Troy lives in Cincinnati with his wife Amanda and their three children, Jacob, Emma and Ellie.
Latest posts by Troy Jackson (see all)
- I Did What I Was Paid To Do: Race Control & America - November 26, 2014
- 11 Miles Backward? - September 24, 2014
- 10 Ways White Christians Can Respond to Ferguson - August 20, 2014
- Deep In My Heart - June 23, 2014