Ronald R. Jackson

Ronald R. Jackson

Ronald R. Jackson

Assistant Professor of Youth and Family Ministry
Ordained Elder - Church of the Nazarene

AA; 1977, Jefferson Davis College
BA; History, minor-Speech, Communication & Theater, 1979, University of Alabama
BA; Religion (Pre-Seminary), 1981, Trevecca Nazarene University
M.A.C.E.; 2006, Nazarene Theological Seminary
EdD; Ethical Leadership, 2018 (anticipated), Olivet Nazarene Unversity

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“Our community is amazing. You don't have to be at MNU long to know and understand that there is something extra special about our campus and the people who serve here."

—Ronald R. Jackson

Awards & Honors
Involvement at MNU

Awards & Honors

  • District Nazarene Youth International (NYI) President for the Dallas District (1989-90) and the Kansas City District (1995-97).
  • Regional trainer for the North Central Regional NYI (1997-99).
  • Timothy Award Recipient - Kansas City District Church of the Nazarene 1997


  • “Yes, Teens Can!” – Resource Magazine. March/April/May 1990
  • “CO-OP Card” - Group Magazine. November/December 1992
  • “Enlisting Parental Help” – Resource Magazine. December/January/February 1992-93
  • “Building a Music Resource Library” – Resource Magazine. September/October/November 1994
  • “One Homeless Night” - Brio Magazine. July 1997
  • “The Next-Door Mission: Discovering Incarnation Ministry – Leader Guide. Beacon Hill Press: Kansas City. 1998. Contributing Author
  • “The Teacher’s Journey: An Interview with Parker J. Palmer” – YOUTHWORKER Journal. July/August 2006
  • “No More Kids Stuff: An Interview with bestselling author David Elkind” – YOUTHWORKER Journal. September/October 2007
  • “Youth Ministry Trends and Issues for Church Leaders” – YOUTHWORKER Journal. May/June 2008
  • Lesson 15: Youth Ministry Discipleship: Renovation and Retreat for the Youth Ministry Deacon Module for Nazarene Youth International – Nazarene Publishing House (2010)


  • Leadership 101: What kind of Leader are you? – Nazarene Youth Conference(s) (NYC) - 2008 (St. Louis) & 2011 (Louisville) - Nazarene Student Leadership Conference, 2010 Nashville, TN
  • Death by Meeting: How to conduct an effective meeting - Nazarene Student Leadership Conference (NSLC), Alberta Canada 2011
  • Who am I? - Identity Formation in Youth: – Exploring Adolescent Development in teenagers. - Pastors Leadership Conference (PALCON) - 2007 (Olathe, KS)

Involvement at MNU

  • Member Olathe Mayors Christmas Tree Fund Steering Committee (2007 - 2011)
  • Member Nazarene Student Leadership Association - (2008 - 2016)

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