What We Are All About
POWER Ministries exists to provide Christ centered biblical instruction, spirit filled worship and impactful community outreach to men, women and children so that all may come to know God’s love and experience His power in their lives every day.
Revealing God’s Heart to Man, Returning Man’s Heart to God.
POWER (Power Of the Word Evangelistic Restoration) Ministries began as A. Jackson, Jr. Ministries in the home of Anthony and Jwan in November 2016 as a bible study of 12 people. As the months passed, the bible study grew to over 20 people.
In May 2017, A. Jackson, Jr. Ministries held the first worship experience on Saturday, May 6th at Jehovah Baptist Church in Columbia. Each First Saturday was a unique experience with dynamic praise and worship, children’s church, ministry of the arts and a message.
In August 2017, POWER Ministries was officially a church and official launch planning began. On January 7, 2018 POWER Ministries held their first Sunday Worship Experience. Our ministry currently nests at 209 Dawson Road, Suite 7, Columbia, SC.
It is the testimony of both Old and New Testaments and of the Christian Church that God is both One and Triune. The Biblical revelation testifies that there is only one God, and that He is eternally existent in Three Persons: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.
Articles of Faith
God the Father.
God the Father is the Creator and sustainer of all things, who created the universe in love to respond to Himself. He created man in His own image for fellowship, and calls man back to Himself through Christ after the rebellion and fall of man.
Jesus Christ is eternally God. He was together with the Father and the Holy Spirit from the beginning, and through him all things were made. For man’s redemption He left heaven and became incarnate by the Holy Spirit of the Virgin Mary.
The Holy Spirit.
The Holy Spirit is God, the Lord and giver of life, who was active in the Old Testament, and given to the Church in fullness at Pentecost. He empowers the saints for service and witness, cleanses man from the old nature, and conforms us to the image of Christ. The baptism of the Holy Spirit, subsequent to conversion, releases the fullness of the Spirit and is evidenced by tongues, joy, praise, and other inward and outward manifestations and gifts.
We affirm that the Bible containing the Old and New Testaments is alone the only infallible inspired Word of God, and that its authority is ultimate and final and eternal. It cannot be added to, subtracted from, or superseded in any regard. The Bible is the source of all doctrine, instruction, correction and reproof. It contains all that is needed for guidance in godliness and practical Christian conduct.
Christ’s vicarious death on the cross paid the penalty for the sins of the whole world, but its benefits are only applicable to those who receive Jesus as their personal Savior. Healing of the body, soul and spirit, is provided for in the atonement, as well as, all of God’s provision for His saints, but these must be appropriated.
The Word of God declares clearly that salvation is a free gift of God, based on the merits of the death of His Son, and is appropriated by faith. Salvation is affected by personal repentance, belief on the Lord Jesus (justification), and personal acceptance of Him into one’s life as Lord and Savior (regeneration). The new life in Christ includes the privileges of adoption and inheritance in the Kingdom of God’s beloved Son. Salvation is an act of free will in response to God’s personal love for mankind. It is predestined only in the sense that God, through His omniscience, foreknew those who would choose Him. It is secure in the eternal unchanging commitment of God, who does not lie and is forever the same. Salvation should produce an active lifestyle of loving obedience and service to our Lord.
We believe that the Scriptures portray the life of the saint in this world to be one of balance between what is imputed to us as Christians and what is imparted to us according to our faith and maturity. Hence God’s provision for His children is total and the promises are final and are forever. The shortcomings of the individual and of the Church are because of the still progressing sanctification of the saints. The Christian life is filled with trials, tests, and warfare against a spiritual enemy. For those abiding in Christ until their death or His return, the promises of eternal blessing in the presence of God are assured. To remain faithful through all circumstances of life, it requires dependence upon the Holy Spirit and a willingness to die to personal desires and passions.
The goal of the Church is to make disciples of all nations and to present the saints complete in Christ.
The Church is governed by the office of the Pastor in accordance with the Five-Fold Ministry of Ephesians 4.
Church policy is a balance between church leadership and the congregation, emphasizing the final authority of the Pastor and subordinate church leadership.
It is essential to the life of the Church that scriptural patterns of discipline be practiced and that oversight for Church discipline, individual and corporate, be exercised by the leadership of the Church.
The Word of God enjoins on the Church two perpetual ordinances of the Lord Jesus Christ. The first, baptism, is the outward sign of what God has already done in the individual’s life, and is a testimony to all that the person belongs now to Jesus. Baptism allows believers to identify with Jesus and is performed in the name of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. The Lord’s Supper is a commemoration of the death of the Lord and is done in remembrance of Him until He comes again, and is a sign of our participation in Him. Both institutions are restricted to those who are believers.
We affirm the bodily, personal, second coming of the Lord Jesus Christ, the resurrection of the Saints, the Millennium, and the final judgment. The final judgment will determine the eternal status of both the saints and the unbelievers, determined by their relationship to Jesus Christ. We affirm with the Bible the final state of the New Heavens and New Earth.
ELDER ANTHONY JACKSON, JR. is a Chattanooga, TN native and has been serving in ministry his entire life. As a child, he was anointed to play drums at age 6 and began using his musical talents in service to the Lord. At the age of fourteen, Pastor AJ acknowledged the call to preach the Gospel. Upon completion of high school, he enrolled at Chattanooga State Technical Community College and took several courses in Religious and Biblical Studies.
Pastor AJ later enlisted into the military and choose Chaplain’s Assistant for his career. He received an honorable discharge and made Columbia, SC home.
Since 2010, Pastor AJ has been working God’s vision for his life. In addition to being the Senior Pastor of POWER Ministries, Pastor Anthony is also the founder of The Seed Project, a non-profit organization that focuses on building community and strengthening the family unit and A. Jackson Jr. Ministries, his itinerant ministry for evangelism. He is owner of Mustard Seed Faith LLC, his music production company and A. Jackson Real Estate.
Pastor AJ serves as the Minister of Music for the Gospel Music Workshop of America- Midlands Chapter in addition to being the founder/director of Anthony Jackson and Testimony.
Of all the accomplishments Pastor AJ has made to date, he is proudest to be a husband and father. He understands that family is his first ministry and his primary avenue to serve God.
EVANGELIST JWAN JACKSON is a Charleston, SC native. She received Christ as her personal savior at the age of 11 years old. Pastor J enlisted in the military after graduating high school in 1997 and served as a Chaplain’s Assistant where she was a Fund’s Clerk, a specialized training, responsible for managing non-appropriated funds of the military installation chapels. This experience provided education in church administration and finance.
In 2003 Pastor J returned to the civilian sector after receiving a medical discharge from the Army.
Her strong administrative skillset has served her well in her calling evangelize and to help others recognize their purpose both spiritually and naturally and aide them in living out that purpose. She has been a vital part of several ministries successful formation and a masterful leader in the church plant process and the administrative organization that accompany it.
Professionally, Pastor J is a Registered Nurse with a Master’s of Science of Nursing in Leadership and Organizational Management. She is used by God even in her professional career to minister the word of God, the love of God, and the peace of God to those she encounters.
Pastor J loves serving the people of God but she finds her greatest reward to be serving her family. She and Anthony have been married 6 years and have four incredible children: Zamiyah, Ava, Anthony III and Aiden.
Expect to be greeted by a friendly face. Expect to meet authentic people that truly desire to get to know you. Expect to find relevant programs for the entire family.
At POWER, expect to see people from all walks of life. Expect us to sing songs that celebrate our love for Jesus. Expect to dress casual and comfortable.
WE HOPE TO SEE YOU SOON!