Alton Jackson was born to the late Jerry C. Jackson, Jr. and the late Annie Lou Jackson on December 24, 1945 in Vidalia Georgia. He was educated from elementary to high school in local schools in Vidalia. After graduating from J.D. Dickerson High School in Vidalia. He set out to find his niche in the world in New York City at the age of 17 years old.
He enrolled in RCA Institute and studied basic Electronics to get a grasp on the field of Electronics and Recording Engineering from there he attended Pace University in New York where he studied Business Administration. Simultaneously he was studying at the Christian Training Center.
In June of 1970. He married Jean Delores Basnight at the church where her family had worshiped since she was a young girl. Soul Saving Station in New York City where she was born.
From that union they had two beautiful children, Tara Chaunille Jackson and Terence Barclay Jackson. Tara preceded Alton in death in 2012. This year Alton and Jean celebrate 53 years of their marriage, this is a blessing of God.
In 1974, Alton joined Gilman Paper Company in New York and became the first Black Executive at that company. Though he was pursuing a career in Corporate America he felt a tugging at his heart that there were something missing that he couldn't explain. God was speaking to his heart and letting him know only he could fill the void.
In 1977, God saved him and filled him with his precious Holy Spirit and He became a member of Soul Saving under Bishop Jesse Winley. By 1985, God had called him to preach the Gospel not just from the pulpit, but out amongst the people in the streets of New York City. It was the hear to times square when the XXX rated movies, house of prostitution and drugs were everywhere.
God sent Him to minister to the castaways of our society all over this country, In 1987, God moved him to bring the word of salvation and deliverance from the corners of Harlem, New York. Then eventually to Pastor Little Widows Mite Baptist Church and then New Beginnings In Christ Ministries.
From Preaching among the people of the streets of the city, Alton was able to meet and foster a relationship with the Mennonites of Virginia who are also ministering in the streets of the city. They even asked him to preach at their convention which was something that had not been done before.
God has given him a rich and fruitful life of gathering fruit for the kingdom of God from many different vineyards.
He leaves behind to mourn him his loving, caring and devoted wife, Jean Jackson, son, Terence and his wife, Lisa, siblings, Twin, Alma Jackson, Shirley (Curtis) Wilson, Marie Duncan, Annie Lois Daniel, Christine (Pete) Habersham, Jerry Jackson, Jr., and Ladson (Louella) Jackson, John Henry Daniel, grandchildren, Kacy, Alex, Kall and Chris, godchildren, Sam and Dawn Gregory, children), Daniel and Little Tully, Claud Abner, Jr., Andrew Abner, and a host of nieces, nephews and other family members. He is preceded in death by brothers, James Harris and Larry Harris.