Meet Our Team

Kevin Jackson, PhD

Adjunct Faculty

Department: Counseling & Social Work

Office Location: Washington, D.C.

A native of Washington, D.C., Dr. Kevin Jackson is a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor (Maryland and the District of Columbia) and is the
Senior Pastor and founder of the GraceLife Bible Fellowship Church in Upper Marlboro, MD. Dr. Jackson serves as the founder, Executive Director, and Chief Clinical Supervisor at GraceCares Community Wellness Collaborative. Dr. Jackson is also the Chief Executive Officer and Managing Principle at GraceCares Community Development Corporation, and serves as the Chairman of the Board of Directors, and a NAFCU Certified Volunteer Expert (NCVE) at the of the Labor Credit Union.

Dr. Jackson has presented to many private, state, and federal organizations on the topic of spiritually-informed mental health education, academic bias toward minorities with learning differences, multiculturalism and diversity, racial and ethnic bias, emergency management, and victimization. He recently hosted seminars and conferences on Post-Traumatic Stress in urban communities, racial bias and white privilege. He has been an ongoing resource to the citizens of Prince Georges County, Maryland supporting its Department of Health, Department of Corrections, and Board of Education. He has provided support to community leaders and local municipalities in the address of race relations between law enforcement and civic leaders.

Dr. Jackson is a life member of the Maryland Counseling Association, serves as a member of the Maryland Association for Multicultural Counseling and Development (MAMCD), and is a trained mediator in the State of Maryland. He formerly served our country as a member of the U.S. Marine Corps and the U.S. Capitol Police. He was the Dean of Student Affairs at Carver College in Atlanta, Georgia; as well as a Special Assistant for the Foreign Affairs Committee in the U.S. House of Representatives. He is a Spring 1989 initiate of the Alpha Nu Chapter Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc. (Life Member). Dr. Jackson also serves as the Vice Chaplain of the Eastern Province of Kappa Alpha Psi and the Chaplain and past Historian of the Bowie/Mitchellville Alumni Chapter. In 2016, Dr. Jackson was inducted into Alpha Sigma Nu, the most prestigious Honor Society of Jesuit Institutions of higher education.

He is an Adjunct Professor at the Washington, D.C. location of the Capital Seminary & Graduate School of Lancaster Bible College in Greenbelt, MD. Dr. Jackson is a graduate of the University of Maryland Global Campus, the Maple Springs Baptist Bible College and Seminary, and Loyola University Maryland. He and his wife, Stephanie have four (4) children.


North Carolina A&T State University – Electrical Engineering
University of Maryland, Global Campus – Information Systems Management, B.S.
Maple Springs Baptist Bible College & Seminary – Christian Counseling, M.A.
Loyola University Maryland – Pastoral Counseling, M.S.
Loyola University Maryland – Pastoral Counseling (Counselor Education & Supervision), Ph.D.

Courses Taught:

Assessment Techniques in Counseling
Counseling Internship I
Counseling Internship II
Counseling Internship II Continuation
Counseling Practicum
Psychopathology & Counseling
Advanced Techniques of Counseling
Counseling Skills in Helping Relationships
Counseling Theory and Techniques
Group Counseling Leadership Skills
Marriage & Family Counseling
Psychopathology & Counseling
Trauma-Informed Counseling

Publications/Creative Works:
2021 Association for Counselor Education and Supervision (ACES) – Presentation: The intersectionality of race, sexuality, and spirituality of Christian counselors-in-training competence in serving the LGBTQ+ community​

U.S. Department of State – Presentation: From Emmitt Till to George Floyd – The intersectionality of racially motivated micro aggressions and traumatic experiences; and their impact on minority employment in the federal government

Prince Georges County Department of Health, Men’s Summit – Presentation: Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)From Childhood through Adulthood

Crossland High School, Prince Georges County Public Schools – Presentation: Post-traumatic stress disorder in urban communities for high schoolers

Prince Georges County Baptist Association – Presentation: Returning after captivity: supporting the church as it reassembles after the 2019 COVID pandemic

Awards & Honors:

2016 Inductee – Alpha Sigma Nu, Honor Society of Jesuit Institutions of higher education


2 Corinthians 12:9-10