Reverend Josette Jackson is an international speaker, spiritual educator and peace advocate. She has her diploma and ordination through Unity Institute and Unity Worldwide Ministries (UWM), and Bachelor of Science Degree in Accounting from the University of Denver in Colorado. Reverend Jackson has specialized training through UWM’s transition consulting certification program, Mennonite mediation
process and permaculture design.
She spent 3 years living and working in Antigua, Guatemala. While there, she provided employment opportunities for locals and a Spanish/Mayan language and cultural immersion experience for her 2 granddaughters.
Reverend Jackson has 10 years of ministry experience serving Unity churches in Canada and the United States, and 12 years of business experience in corporate, government, nonprofit and small business sectors. She has facilitated several workshops and retreats, and taught at the Unity Urban Ministerial School and in public schools.
Presently, Reverend Jackson is involved in UWM’s Transition Consultant program, Unity’s Earthcare program, Occidental Arts & Ecology Center’s Permaculture Design program and two Unity startup endeavors: the Spiritual Collaborative Writers Guild and the Covenantal Power Learning and Practice Model.
Rev. Jackson is passionate about family, learning, community involvement and travel. In her leisure time, she gardens, sings, teaches Hatha Yoga, hikes, bicycles and goes to the movies. Even though Reverend Jackson was born in Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania, she considers Denver, Colorado her homebase. She splits her time living with family in Denver, North Carolina and Florida.
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According to church archives, Dr. Montee Falls became acquainted with Unity teachings after someone left a copy of The Daily Word at a bus stop she used for transportation. After reading the small magazine she decided to subscribe to the publication and sent in her subscription request. When the monthly publication arrived she continued her Daily Word readings and was eventually introduced to other Unity books and magazines published by what was then known as The Unity School of Religion in Lee's Summit, Missouri.
Since the readings proved to be inspirational and meaningful for her daily living. Dr. Falls began taking correspondence courses and began to grow in knowledge and understanding of the Unity teachings of practical Christianity.
Unity Center of Memphis, (now Unity Christian Church) had its beginning in the old Vance YMCA with twelve members on October 30, 1952.
Montee Falls was ordained as a Unity minister in 1961. She held a Bachelor's and a Master's degree. She received an Honorary Doctorate in appreciation for her work at Tennessee State University. In 1971 she received Memphis' Outstanding Women's Award in Religion.
Mildred Falls Davis, daughter of Montee and Joseph Falls, joined the church staff as Assistant Minister in 1971. She became minister of the church in 1976. She too was a former teacher in the Memphis and Shelby County School systems.
With UCC outgrowing its’ first sanctuary on the corner of Wellington Ave. and LaClede St., Rev. Dr. Davis broke ground on a new church on McCorkle Road in 1984. The church sits on 5 acres, seats nearly 300 people, and has a prayer tower. It is the church building that UCC worships in today.
REV. JOSETTE JACKSON, SENIOR MINISTER
REV. JOSETTE JACKSON, SR. MINISTER
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UNITY CHRISTIAN CHURCH OF MEMPHIS
3345 McCORKLE RD
MEMPHIS, TN 38116