Affectionately referred to as “Sister Charlene”, Acts’ First Lady Charlene Jackson died from cancer at 11:08pm, Wednesday, January 26th. By her side, at her passing, was her husband, Bishop Bob Jackson, sister Janice Canon and sister-in law Pastor Doris Limbrick. Sister Charlene was born May 14, 1946.
Sister Charlene served as a member of the Chords of Acts Adult Choir and coordinator of the Praise Team. She was also the church’s office manager and administrative assistant to Bishop Bob Jackson.
As a teenager, Sis. Charlene was a resident of the Termon Avenue Home for Children (now Three Rivers Youth) in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and graduated from David B. Oliver High School and Duff’s Institute in Pittsburgh.
She, as Evangelist Jackson, was a women’s counselor and periodically taught in the church’s marriage ministry, Women’s Department, and Young Adult Department. Sister Charlene also authored “Don’t Start No Mess, Won’t Be No Mess” is straight talk to women about maintaining self-control and avoiding transgressions and hurt feelings in their relationships with men. (Currently being revised)
One of her favorite verses was Isaiah 54:17, which says, “No weapon that is formed against thee shall prosper; and every tongue that shall rise against thee in judgment thou shalt condemn…”
First Lady Charlene Jackson faithfully served the ministry beside her husband since the beginning of Acts Full Gospel Church in 1984. Married in 1983, Charlene has one child, David, and is second mother to Lisa, Jamal, Kamani, and Shavonn.