The Second Reformed Church of Hackensack
Tuesday, October 19, 2021
The Rev. Dwayne Jackson

Our Pastors

Reverend Dwayne Jackson

Born and raised as a son of the Mott Haven Reformed Church Dwayne Jackson served in the role of Deacon then as an Elder where he worked with the finance, youth ministry, Sunday school, Christian Education, Choir and Men’s Ministry.

His educational accomplishments include a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering from New York Institute of Technology with a Minor in Computer Science, and a Masters of Divinity from New Brunswick Theological Seminary.

While completing seminary in October of 1998 Dwayne was invited to serve as a Student Pastor of the First Reformed Church of Astoria.  Following his ordination in January of 2000 Dwayne accepted the call to continue as their Minister of Word and Sacrament where he remained until June of 2017.


In the community of Astoria and Long Island City, Queens Rev. Jackson served as the Clergy Liaison for the local police command. His work involves mediation between members of the community and helping them to build a peaceful relationship between that will benefit both the local citizens and the patrol officers, where mutual respect is fostered.  He provided spiritual guidance and assistance for the members of the Astoria Senior Citizen’s Center and mentoring for young children, teens and young adults at the community center.

Rev. Jackson has been a part of the African American / Black Council in a number of capacities.  He served the RCA as the Coordinator of Social Witness and Social Justice.  And now as a member of the Commission For Women.

Serving as Co-Pastor of the Second Reformed Church of Hackensack along with the Rev. Anna M. Jackson, Rev. Dwayne Jackson has promised to dedicate his life to preaching and teaching the uncompromising Word of God to all the people of God and making Disciples for Christ.

The Rev. Dwayne Jackson
Reverend Anna Jackson
Rev. Anna Melissa Jackson is a native New Yorker and the eldest child of immigrant parents who came to the U.S. from the Republic of Panama.  She has had a variety of work experiences over the years.  She was a bookkeeper in her father’s accounting business, a legislative aide in the New York State Assembly, and a vice president in the derivatives division of an investment bank.  She is an avid reader, loves jigsaw puzzles, animals and playing her cello.
Pastor Anna is a graduate of Hofstra University and holds a Masters of Divinity from New Brunswick Theological Seminary.  In 2000, she was ordained in the Reformed Church in America and has loved serving the Church ever since.  Pastor Anna is thrilled to be serving as co-pastor with her husband, Rev. Dwayne Jackson.  She hopes that their life’s work will awaken all to the presence of God, the hope of Jesus Christ and a life in which loving God and loving our neighbors are lived, celebrated and taught.