James-and-Dorene2.jpg MEET THE Pastor



James & Dorene Jackson


Serving the Jefferson City community for twenty (20) years

Became senior pastor in October of 1995.



Pastor James and Dorene have three children and a granddaughter.


Past Employment

1973-1994 United States Army (Retired)

1994-1995 Associate Pastor, Grace Covenant Christian Center

1995-1996 Department of Natural Resources

2003-2010 Chaplain, Missouri House of Representatives 


Present Activities

Bible Study Leader, Bridge-builders Prison Ministry at Jefferson City Correctional Center (since 1996)

Ordained with Association of Faith Churches and Ministers - 1998

Master of Theology from Andersonville Theological Seminary - 2007

Pregnancy Help Center of Central Missouri Board of Directors

Healing/House New Beginnings Executive Board

Member, Right-Turn Reentry Process (Missouri Reentry Process)

Koinonia Restoration House for Men Executive Board

Monthly Bible Study at the Cole County Jail


Why House of Prayer Family Church? 

House of Prayer Family Church is a gathering of believers focused on connecting with God, one another and community. We do this by building authentic relationships with people outside the walls of our building, sharing the Gospel of the Kingdom and making ourselves assessable to God and our neighbors.  It provides an atmosphere of hope, compassion and love to an ever-changing culture.

Remember Me For Making a difference in somebody's life



When you know why Jesus came, you’ll celebrate Christmas every day! (1) He came to pay the ransom price for our redemption. (2) He sent the Holy Spirit to give us power to live the Christian life. (3) Jesus came to serve, not to be served (Matt. 20:26-28). It’s all about serving, not striving. (4) Each time we obey God’s will instead of our own, we “preach” to others what it’s like to live as a citizen of His kingdom. (5) “… the Son of Man came to seek and to save the lost” (Luke 19:10 NIV). -Jim Kaseman

"Nothing is so common as unsuccessful men with talent. They lack only determination."  Charles Swindoll

"Faith is the strength by which a shattered world shall emerge into the light."  Helen Keller

 "The church exists for the sake of those outside it."  William Temple

The difference between involvement and commitment is like ham and eggs; the chicken is involved, the pig is committed. -anonymous