Neal Jackson was born in Pinehurst, North Carolina, as the son and grandson of Baptist preachers. Growing up in a pastor’s home, he saw firsthand what life is about, serving people. Neal was taught from an early age that true greatness is not in having servants but in being a servant.
After graduating from College and Graduate School, he started an insurance and financial planning firm which he operated for twelve years, earning numerous awards for sales achievement and leadership. The secret to the success of the firm was its philosophy of exceptional service.
Following the call of God upon his life, he left his financial planning career to serve the Lord by serving people. This calling has led him to successful pastorates in Florida and North Carolina. He has been the pastor of the Beulah Baptist Church in Bennett, North Carolina since 2009. Service has been the heartbeat of Beulah since his arrival which has led them around the world on numerous mission endeavors to serve people.
In 2020, Neal and his wife Tracy founded Grace Haven, a residential group home for children in foster care. Their vision is to raise up 100 families in the community to be foster parents, serving those most in need.
After praying about serving as a state representative for more than five years, when his friend Allen McNeil announced he was not running for reelection for the 78th house district of North Carolina, Neal knew this was another call by God to serve.
Neal and Tracy have five children, a thriving church family, two dogs, and thirty-five black Angus cows. Their mission in life is not to be listed among the rich and famous but among those who truly impact societies . . . the servants.