Pastor Tom and Jean Jackson

Originally from North Carolina, Tom and Jean have lived in Bathgate since 2005. The grandson of a Presbyterian minister, Tom grew up in a strong Christian family and began student ministry after graduating from UNC-Chapel Hill.  He met Jean while at university, and in 1990 they took their first mission trip to the Soviet Union. God opened a remarkable door for ministry resulting in several church plants across Western Ukraine in cities including Lviv and Ternopil. 

Following their work in Ukraine, they moved to Scotland in 2005, along with their six daughters, and planted Centrepoint Church in Edinburgh. In 2007, Tom and Jean were approached by people in Bathgate to explore starting a local community church in Wester Inch, a new village without a church. Launched with a couple of pizza dinners in the spring of 2008, Centrepoint Bathgate began with a few families meeting on Sunday evenings. After a local leadership team was in place in Edinburgh, Tom and Jean focused their ministry efforts in Bathgate from September, 2011.

In 2017 Tom established the Every Nation School of Ministry, Europe through which he equips and trains ministers for gospel ministry in Europe. He also serves on the faculty of Every Nation seminary as professor of theology and mission.

A few other things about Tom:
  • Tom studied history at UNC-Chapel Hill in North Carolina (BA).
  • Tom read theology at Nazarene Theological College, Manchester (MA).
  • Tom is working on his PhD at the University of Manchester.
  • Tom & Jean have six daughters.
  • The Jacksons worked planting churches in Ukraine during the 1990's and lived in L’viv from 1995-1999.
  • Their home church is King's Park in Durham, North Carolina.