Bishop Dr. Bill S. L. Mlongetcha Jackson is the founder of the Center of Evangelism For All Nations. Born in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) and raised in Tanzania, Africa.
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Bishop Dr. Bill S. L. Mlongetcha Jackson is the 9th among 11 children. His parents had immigrated from the Democratic Republic of the Congo to Tanzania during the war which broke out in the country, in search of safety for their family. He is the son of the late Bishop Yakobo Jackson and the First Lady Leah Jackson, founders of the Pentecost Free Mission in Tanzania. Together, they were able to plant many churches in the remote villages of Tanzania. Throughout his lifetime, Bishop Jackson Sr., worked tirelessly with many international missionaries and trained many servants for ministry, currently working throughout the world. Both are deceased; however, their legacy lives on through their children, all are engaged in ministries and two have been ordained as Bishops. At the age of seven years old, Bishop Dr. Bill S. L. Mlongetcha Jackson accepted Jesus Christ as his Lord and Savior. At the age of twelve years old, he received his call to ministry, was baptized by immersion and quickly became a powerfully anointed young preacher.
Having returned to his native country of the Democratic Republic of Congo, formerly Zaire, Bishop Dr. Bill S. L. Mlongetcha Jackson enrolled himself at the University of Zaire, where he obtained a Master’s in Electrical Engineering and another in Business Administration. Bishop Dr. Bill S. L. Mlongetcha Jackson went on to obtain an Advanced Masters’ of Divinity from the University of London and founded the Center of Evangelism for All Nations in Kinshasa, the capital of the Democratic Republic of the Congo. He received his Doctorate in Divinity at the New York Theological Seminary and is currently. In addition, he holds a Master’s degree in divinity from Nyack College Alliance Theological Seminary. Dr. Bill S. L. Mlongetcha Jackson is currently a doctoral candidate at Nova Southeastern University in Florida, studying Conflict Resolution.
Family and Personal Life
Bishop Dr. Bill S. L. Mlongetcha Jackson is married and has been blessed with eight children: five sons and three daughters.
At the age of sixteen years old, Bishop Solomon Jackson became choir master in the church and led one of the largest church choirs in Tanzania, Africa. Bishop Dr. Bill S. L. Mlongetcha Jackson attended the Biblical Seminary of Tanzania, where he earned a bachelor’s degree in theology and later a Master’s degree in Divinity from the Theological University of Tanzania. After the completion of his seminary studies, the call to ministry led him through remote and hard to reach places throughout Africa, where he became a missionary of the gospel and reached out to a great number of souls, whom otherwise would not have received the good news about the kingdom of God. He has planted several churches in Africa and Europe and continues to travel throughout the states, Africa and Europe, preaching the gospel and equipping the saints for Christ.
Statement of Belief
Bishop Dr. Bill S. L. Mlongetcha Jackson believes in the transformation of believers to become active in their daily, community and political lives. He believes in the power of education as an effective tool to advance Christianity and promote discipleship. Bishop Dr. Bill S. L. Mlongetcha Jackson believes in family strength being rooted in the faithfulness of marital vows. He also believes in the Church’s ability to evolve to use technological advances as powerful tools to advance the gospel of Jesus Christ.
Mission and International Work
To escape the calling of God, Bishop Solomon Jackson left ministry and started his own electrical company, which quickly became successful. He later served as Special Advisor on reconciliation to the DR Congo, under President Laurent Kabila. Within the span of a year, Bishop Dr. Bill S. L. Mlongetcha Jackson lost his business, material possessions and became paralyzed, until the day he decided to turn back to God. The same day, he was miraculously healed from his infirmity and went on to serve the Lord to this day.
Sensing the need for the training and equipping of God’ servants, Bishop Dr. Bill S. L. Mlongetcha Jackson founded l’Institut Superieur Theologique (ISTENAT), the first and largest Bible Institute in Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of Congo, where more than 2000 pastors have been trained and are currently serving God and leading churches throughout Africa and Europe. Bishop Dr. Bill S. L. Mlongetcha Jackson continued the work of the Great Commission by planting 46 churches throughout Africa and Europe, which make up the Center of Evangelism for All Nations.
Advocacy and Organizing
As the first Bishop in the DR Congo to speak about peace and reconciliation publicly, in 1996, Bishop Dr. Bill S. L. Mlongetcha Jackson was arrested and tortured under this government for denouncing human rights abuses of citizens and preaching a message about repentance on the Democratic Republic of Congo National Television in which country leaders were urged to repent and return to God. Bishop Dr. Bill S. L. Mlongetcha Jackson spent about nine months at the National Penitentiary in DR Congo, where I was frequently severely beaten, tortured and later placed on death row.
However, in prison chains, he continued to preach the word of God and subsequently brought many prisoners and soldiers to Jesus Christ. While behind bars, he founded the Action Good Samaritan with fellow inmates, an organization whose mission is to support the poor, reach out to the orphans, support those imprisoned and proclaim the gospel in the dilapidating prisons of DR Congo and in other places where prisoners are treated as sub-humans.
Upon his miraculous release from prison, having been acquitted of all charges, Bishop Dr. Bill S. L. Mlongetcha Jackson immigrated to the United States, where out of a prayer room in Brooklyn in 2005, he founded the Center of Evangelism for All Nations, a multicultural, jubilant community of faith with a mission to win, train, send and win for Christ.
A man of passion for social justice, the difficulties he faced while adjusting to a new culture quickly led him to take on the plight of the poor and many immigrants who faced many challenges in accessing services, due to language, economic and cultural barriers. In 2009, he founded Haki Yetu, which means “Our Rights” in Swahili, a grassroots community-based organization whose purpose is to combat oppression, injustice and promote human rights as a principle for social justice. He currently serves as President of the organization.
As he came upon many dispersed Congolese currently living in New York, Bishop Dr. Bill S. L. Mlongetcha Jackson created the United Congolese Association of New York (UCAN), whose vision is to unite all Congolese currently living in NYC. Bishop Dr. Bill S. L. Mlongetcha Jackson continues to travel throughout the United States, Europe and Africa, to raise awareness about the issues of mass rapes of women and girls in the Democratic Republic of the Congo as well as the deadly disease of Ebola, attacking parts of the DR Congo. He also trains religious leaders on peace and conflict resolution, using a liberation theology.