Welcome to St. Paul's UMC Brooklyn
Rev. Roger Jackson,
Pastor Jackson is a native New Yorker, born and raised in Queens. He and his wife Kim have been happily married for 18 years.
Rev. Jackson is currently the senior pastor of the St. Paul’s United Methodist Church of Vanderveer Park. Before his present ministerial assignment, Pastor Jackson served at the following churches: St. James United Methodist Church in Lynbrook, NY; First United Methodist Church of Hollis Queens, NY; First Roosevelt United Methodist Church and he served as a volunteer preacher for Sunday Services at the Far Rockaway Mission Center.
As part of the process of becoming an Ordained Elder, Pastor Jackson completed supervised ministry stints at Grace United Methodist Church in Valley Stream and Wesley United Methodist Church in Franklin Square, New York.
Pastor Jackson received his call to ministry while attending Springfield Gardens United Methodist Church under the Pastoral Leader of Rev. Dr. Cecil B. Stone. Pastor Jackson spent ten years serving this loving and accepting congregation as a member of the Church’ ministerial staff.
Pastor Jackson is a graduate of New Brunswick Theological Seminary with a Master of Divinity. He has a Bachelor’s Degree in Organizational Management from Nyack College and an Associate Degree in Business Management from the Borough of Manhattan Community College.
Out of all his accomplishments, that which is stands head and shoulders above the rest was his good sense to have one day said YES to Jesus Christ when he Called him out of a world of darkness to become a disciple of His.
Pastor Jackson is trying to live a life emblematic of the fact that, “I have been crucified with Christ and I no longer live, but Christ lives in me. The life I live in the body, I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave Himself for me.” ~Galatians 2:20
Pastor Angel A. Abakah
Assistant to the Pastor/ Youth Pastor
Angel A. Abakah was born in Ghana-West Africa. His birth was prophesied by God two years before he was born. He believes God has a great purpose for his life and his generation. Angel is a lover of Jesus and all of God’s people and creation. He is a product of the University of Science and Technology, Ghana, where he read Communication Design before traveling to the United States to pursue his Masters of Divinity Degree at Drew University, Madison NJ. He is currently reading his doctorate degree courses in Christian Ministry and PhD in Theology respectively.
Angel has served as a youth minister in many youth/young adult ministries both in Ghana and the United States. His ministry is defined in the words of the Lord Jesus Christ in Luke 4:18-19, “The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, because God has anointed me to bring good news to the poor. God has sent me to proclaim liberty to the captives, and recovery of sight to the blind, to set free the oppressed. And announce that the time for the Lord’s favor has come.” Praise God!
Angel believes in the teaching of God’s word and the power of the Holy Spirit; and through the ministry of the Holy Spirit, he has transformed many lives especially young people in Africa and the United States. He currently serves as the youth pastor/assistant to the pastor at St. Paul’s UMC. He believes God loves everyone and welcomes all to the Savior Jesus Christ.