Unfortunately, Pastor Harry attended the “superspreader” event at the White House in September.
Bishop Harry Jackson Jr., a prominent conservative pastor and evangelical adviser to President Donald Trump, has died, according to his church.
Jackson, 66, died Monday (Nov. 9), according to a statement posted on the website of Hope Christian Church in Beltsville, Maryland, where he was senior pastor.
“It is with a heavy heart that we notify you that our beloved Bishop Harry R. Jackson, Jr. has transitioned to be with the Lord on November 9, 2020,” the statement read. “Please pray for the Jackson family’s comfort and respect their right to privacy at this time.” His cause of death has not been shared.
This is the transcript from Easter 2020:
Bishop, please. Thank you.
BISHOP JACKSON: Thank you, Mr. President. First of all, let me say thank you for the job you’re doing — you and the Vice President — to protect our nation. And you’ve included the churches in the relief efforts. Many churches would’ve had to close down —
THE PRESIDENT: Yes.
BISHOP JACKSON: — had it not been for your insightful leadership. So thank you both very much.
THE PRESIDENT: Thank you, Bishop.
BISHOP JACKSON: Good Friday, as we prepare to pray, is one of the darkest days in the Christian faith in that Christ stood in substitution for our sin. But the resurrection is our victory. But it parallels with the Passover.
I’m going to read two verses and pray out of them about what we want to have happen. We want this plague to pass over. We want everyone in America to be safe.
Psalm 105 says: He brought them out without — with gold — silver and gold, and there was none feeble among His tribes.
Verse 39 goes on to say: He spread a cloud for covering, and fire to give light in the night.
Let us pray:
Lord, let the death angel pass over. Let there be a mitigation of this plague, this disease. Let medical science come forth.
Lord, let us come out with a thriving economy. That silver and gold spoken of in that passage, let it be our portion.
And then, God, as we face other challenges in the future, Lord covers with a cloud by day and a fire by night.
But in this great land that was set up to glorify your name, we want to break, we come against the spirit of division.
Lord, let e pluribus unum be a reality in us. Let there be a uniting of America. Heal the divide between race, class, and gender.
Once again, give this great man, our President, and give the Vice President wisdom beyond their natural limitations. Give them insights so they can cover us, lead us, and bless us.
We bless them and America in Jesus’s name.
Be encouraged. Hope is on the way. Amen.
THE PRESIDENT: Thank you, Bishop. That’s beautiful.
BISHOP JACKSON: Thank you, my friend.
THE PRESIDENT: Thank you very much. That was a great honor, and thank you.
And thank you all. And have a great Good Friday, and we’re going to see you in a little while. And also, if I don’t see you, have a great Easter. Thank you very much. Thank you.