About Sharon Jackson
Sharon Jackson was born on April 15, 1966. She is the youngest of six children born to Andrew and Lottie Jackson. She has been singing for as long as she can remember. As a child she would sing with her brothers and sisters around the kitchen table. Music has always been a part of her family. She came to realize at an early age that God had anointed her to sing praises unto Him.
She graduated from Central High School in 1984 and went on to attend Emory University in Atlanta, GA. However, when she became a junior, she transferred to University of Memphis from where she received her B.A. in Psychology.
Sharon began leading Praise and Worship in 1986 at Faith Temple Ministries Church in Memphis, TN where her father, Andrew Jackson, is the founder and Senior Pastor. She soon came to realized that worship is a lifestyle that one must live out daily, being fully aware that God is ever present and ever near. She served as the coordinator and worship leader for the Praise and Worship Team at her church for 25 years and she also served as the choir director and trainer. Sharon is now serving as the Minister of Music and Worship Arts at Greater Community COGIC in Marietta, GA where the pastor is Elder Matthew Brown. She also served as the Assistant Coordinator from 2000 to 2008 and the Coordinator from 2008-2016 of the Church of God in Christ Praise Team “Send Judah First” under the leadership of the International Music Department Presidents, Professor Iris Stevenson-McCullough and Dr. Judith Christie McAllister, respectively.
Sharon has had the privilege of singing with and/or on the same venue with various recording artist, such as the late Andraé Crouch, The Hawkins Family, Donnie McClurkin, Judith Christie-McAllister, Stevie Wonder, Benita Washington, Alvin Fruga, Dorinda Clark-Cole, Karen Clark-Sheard,the late Timothy Wright, Douglas Miller, Patti LaBelle, Shirley Ceasar, Martha Munizzi, Mary Alessi, the late Shae Norman, Commissioned, Byron Cage, Norman Hutchins, Helen Baylor, the late James Moore, the late Daryl Coley, William Murphy, Beverly Crawford, Marvin Winans, Lamar Campbell, the late Lacrecia Campbell, Mary Mary, Bishop Leonard Scott, Ruby Terry, Kelly Price, Tasha Cobbs, Maranda Curtis and many, many others.
She was blessed to record her first Live Praise and Worship CD in September of 2004 entitled “Make His Praise Glorious.” She has also had the privilege of singing on several recordings, including Judith Christie McAllister’s “Sound The Trumpet,” as well as both Tennessee Fourth Ecclesiastical Jurisdiction Mass Choir projects, the first on which she led the title track “When I Get There” written by the legendary V. Michael McKay, which she was also blessed and honored to sing at the National Homegoing Celebration of former COGIC Presiding Bishop G. E. Patterson. She was also blessed to sing on the first CD project of Pastor Linwood Dillard and the Voices of Citadel.
The Lord has truly anointed Sharon to lead His people into His presence, and she counts it a privilege, as well as an awesome responsibility to have been chosen by God to do so. Her desire is to make the praises of God glorious.
Sharon is the proud mother of two beautiful daughters, Brittany Elizabeth and Sophia Antonette.