On Sabbath morning, July 23, 2022, Daniel R. Jackson, former president of the Seventh-day Adventist Church in North America, passed to his rest after several months of battling cancer. He was 73 years old.
Elder Jackson, who served the Adventist Church for 49 years, retired in July 2020 after serving as NAD president since 2010. As president, Jackson made many contributions to the church in North America, including the creation of a missional strategic plan; the building up of the NAD Ministerial Association; the addition of the Guam-Micronesia Mission to the territory served by the NAD; and bringing the administrative oversight for Oakwood University, Pacific Press Publishing Association, AdventSource, and Christian Record Services for the Blind under the umbrella of the North American Division.
In addition to the division moving to its own headquarters in Columbia, Maryland, in 2017, the tithe from across the division grew during Jackson’s tenure; almost 1,000 churches were planted; more than 300,000 people were baptized; the number of women working as pastors and chaplains doubled; and the legacy Adventist media ministries found their own homes and identities.
Our All God’s People episode today is a tribute to Elder Dan Jackson and includes interviews with former NAD communication director Dan Weber; Sandra Roberts, executive secretary of the Pacific Union Conference; and president of the Pacific Union, Bradford C. Newton.
Dan Jackson is survived by his wife, Donna; three children; and four grandchildren. Our prayers are with Donna and the Jackson family and the many friends of Dan Jackson today.
Condolences may be sent to the family via email to JacksonFamilyCondolences@nadadventist.org. A memorial service for Jackson will be held on August 12, 2022, at the Rutland Seventh-day Adventist Church in Kelowna, British Columbia, Canada. There are plans in progress to live-stream the service.
Dan Jackson NAD article – July 23, 2022
Dan Jackson Adventist Review article:
Dan Jackson 2020 Retirement article:
Dan Jackson 2017 NAD Year-End Meeting Sermon article: