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Ms. Juanita Jackson

A native of Houston, Texas, Ms. Juanita Jackson is a life member of Trinity East United Methodist Church. 


As a child, she found joy being active in children and youth ministries of the church, such as Sunday School, Children’s Choir, Youth Usher Board, Girl Scouts and MYF. Over time, her infectious love of children and the elderly caused her to continue to serve the church through her passion for lay ministry. She has served as Chairperson of Administrative Council, Member of SPPRC and Finance Team; as a Member and Chair, Board of Trustees. She currently coordinates Congregational Care Ministry and serves as Lay Delegate to the Annual Conference.


Beyond the local church, Ms. Jackson serves as Lay Leader for the Central South District, as Secretary to the University of Houston Wesley Foundation Board of Directors, District Treasurer of the Local Chapter of Black Methodists for Church Renewal (BMCR) as well as coordinates camping logistics for many district campers. 

Additionally, she served as an officer for South Central Jurisdiction of Black Methodists for Church Renewal (SCJ BMCR) and as Youth Coordinator, and member of the board of Directors of National Black Methodists for Church Renewal (NBMCR). 


Ms. Jackson helps extend the witness of the church, by serving on the Trinity East Village Community Development Corporation and on the Emancipation Economic Development Council. 


A graduate of the historic Jack Yates High School in Houston, Ms. Jackson earned a BA in Speech Communication from Texas Southern University and continued Post Graduate studies at the University of Houston.


After being diagnosed with cancer in 2009 she retired from 40 years of active employment at the University of Houston.  God directed her fight for life, through medical treatment, a stem cell transplant, plus fervent prayers from family, friends and her church. She returned to lay ministry at Trinity East, with great joy and inspiration.   In 2019 she underwent a second stem cell transplant.  Her motto; if I show love and compassion for the young and the elderly, God will bless my later years with a younger person to provide the same needed attention.

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