Philip Jackson

2020 Chicago Peace Fellow
Pastor, Firehouse Community Arts Center

Phil Jackson and his wife Kim have been married since 1985, have 3 grown kids, and 7 grand kids. Over 30 years, Phil has served God full-time in urban youth ministry. In 2003, Pastor Phil planted at church called The House a hip-hop worship service. The House has been featured on BET, Fox News Chicago, MSNBC Nightly News, PBS, WGN, Jet (2006), Ebony (2010), Campus Life (2005), The New York Times, and the Chicago Sun-Times. Phil is founder and CEO of the Firehouse Community Arts Center, a converted 100-year-old Chicago Firehouse, preventing and interrupting violence through the arts and faith, moving young men 18-25 toward workforce development, education, wholistic transformation and empowerment with dance, culinary arts, music, film and visual arts. He co-authored the book, “The Hip-Hop Church,” and was praised as “one of the most superbly gifted youth ministers I have ever met” by Dr. Michael Eric Dyson.