Our Pastor




Rev. Xavier Vanter Jackson


The Reverend Xavier Vanter Jackson was born tenth of twelve children to the late James and Edna Jackson of Big Stone Gap, Virginia. Because of their strong Christian parental background, guidance, and influence, he received Christ at the early age of twelve and has been blessed with many gifts and talents to include singing, choral directing, and palatable culinary skills.  

 After a long period of running, Reverend Jackson received and accepted his calling to Proclamation Ministry in August 1997 and was licensed to preach the Gospel by the Shiloh Baptist Church, Alexandria, Virginia, Reverend Lee A. Earl, Pastor on January 25, 1998.  He formerly served as a Senior Associate Minister at Shiloh and provided leadership in several ministry areas: Praise and Worship Ministry; Music Ministry; Men's Ministry; Teaching; Youth and Children's Advisory Counsel; Hospitality and Fellowship Ministry; and Evangelism. 

 Reverend Jackson holds a Bachelor's Degree in Biological Sciences from the University of Virginia, Charlottesville, Virginia and Biblical Studies and Christian Doctrine Diploma from the Liberty Home Bible Institute, Lynchburg, Virginia; a Master's Degree in Religious Education from The Washington Saturday College at Howard University, Washington, DC, Master of Ministry in Preaching from Richmond Virginia Seminary, Richmond Virginia and has begun course work required for the degree of Doctor of Ministry.  

 A lyric tenor, Reverend Jackson is often called upon as a soloist and to facilitate Music and Praise and Worship Seminars and Workshops in the midst of many preaching engagements.  

 Reverend Jackson is currently serving as the tenth Pastor of the Chapman Grove Baptist Church in Charlottesville, Virginia; Coordinating Pastor of Youth for the City of Charlottesville and Vicinity; Moderator of the Piedmont District Baptist Association; Founding President of the African-American Pastors’ Council; Founder, Revive Us Again Gospel Music Workshop; Charter Member and Board of Directors of the 100 Black Men of Central Virginia (Mentor of the Year 2013 and 2014) 2008-2014, Albemarle County Police and Advisory Council-Vice President; and 2017 Burley Varsity Club Wall of Fame recipient. 

 A lover of God, His Spirit, and His Word, Reverend Xavier V. Jackson's ministry objective/goal is to preach and teach the Word of God with clarity, applicability and power, so much so, that the “hearers of the Word” become “doers of the Word”.  Thematically, this can be stated in the words of the old Negro spiritual: “I'm running, trying to make a hundred, ninety-nine and a half won't do.”