About the Pastor

Rev. Kent F. Jackson

Ministry Background

Senior Pastor, The United Methodist Church, Branford, CT
July 2012 – present
Trinity United Methodist Parish, Newburgh, NY
July 2011 – June 2012
Walden United Methodist Church, Walden, NY
July 2001 – June 2012
Faith United Methodist Church, North Haven, CT
July 1998 – June 2001
Naugatuck United Methodist Church, Naugatuck, CT
July 1994 – June 1998
Community United Methodist Church, Richmond, KS
September 1991 – June 1994



Saint Paul School of Theology, Kansas City, MO

Master of Divinity, May 1994

Albright College, Reading, PA

Bachelor of Art – ISP Religion & Music, May 1987


During the years 1988 through 1991 Pastor Kent served as a Mission Intern with the General Board of Global Ministries. His first assignment was in Trieste, Italy working with the Methodist Church radio station, Radio Trieste Evangelica. Later he served as the Religious Outreach Coordinator for Clergy and Laity Concerned of Western Oregon located in Eugene, OR.