In Trenton mayoral race, Jackson cinches support of key clergy members

Over two dozen Trenton clergy members today endorsed Eric Jackson as Trenton’s next mayor.  

“Eric Jackson’s vision of restoring ethics in municipal government and his work on behalf of our school children, our families and our community makes him the best person to lead Trenton,” said Reverend Keith Marshall, Pastor of the Macedonia Baptist Church and the head of the Interdenominational Ministerial Alliance.  “I am proud to support his candidacy and proud that he will serve our city as our next mayor.”

“Eric Jackson’s commitment to reducing gun violence, bringing more jobs and economic development to Trenton and improving our schools is as important as his demonstrated record of ethical leadership,” said Reverend Mark Broach, Pastor of the Trenton Deliverance Center and President of Trenton Concerned Pastors.  “There is simply no better person to serve as our next mayor.”

Jackson served the city of Trenton for 17 years, most recently as the Director of Public Works.  Prior to that, he worked as Director of Operations and Personnel for the nonprofit Henry J. Austin Center, a Trenton-based primary health care provider. He is active in the health and growth of Calvary Missionary Baptist Church, where he has served as a Deacon, Vice Chairman and Chairman over the last 20 years.

“Each and every single one of these community leaders represents the diversity and strength of our great city,” said the mayoral candidate.  “I thank them for their faith in me and for endorsing our platform of safer streets, better schools, more jobs and ethical leadership.”

The list of clergy members endorsing Jackson today includes:

Reverend Keith Marshall, Pastor – Macedonia Baptist Church

Reverend Mark Broach, Pastor -Trenton Deliverance Center

Reverend Simeon Spencer, Pastor – Union Baptist Church

Reverend John Taylor- Friendship Baptist Church

Bishop Earl Jenkins – True Servant Praise and Worship

Reverend Russell Fox, Pastor – Wayne Avenue Baptist Church

Minister Lenora Jefferson – Wayne Avenue Baptist Church

Bishop D.C. Thomas, Pastor – Word to the World Ministry

Reverend Ethan Evans, Pastor – Community Baptist Church

Reverend Zelarie Salaam, Associate Minister – New Holy Cross Church

Elder Clemson Leach, Pastor – Beauty Grove Primitive Baptist

Reverend Larry Fore – Antioch Church

Reverend Timothy Jordan, Pastor – Calvary Missionary Baptist

Reverend Johnny Vaughan, Pastor  – Calvary Fellowship Church

Reverend David Cox, Pastor- Calvary Fellowship II

Bishop Dr.  Cecil C. Mullings, Sr., Pastor – Mt. Bethel Church of God

Reverend Edgar Diaz, Associate Minister – Calvary Baptist Church

Reverend William E. Coleman, Pastor – Second Baptist Church

Imam Abdul Malik – Masjid Taqwa

Imam Mustafa Furquan

Apostle Pearlie Murray

Reverend T.L. Steele, Pastor – Jerusalem Baptist Church

Pastor Wayne Griffith – Lighthouse Ministries

Reverend John Harris – Galilee Baptist Church 

Reverend Gerald Truehart

Reverend Henry Peabody – First International Baptist Church

In Trenton mayoral race, Jackson cinches support of key clergy members