MLK Award Recognizes Alumna Jackie Turner

MLK Award Recognizes Alumna Jackie Turner

When Jackie Turner graduated from Jessup University in 2015, she was already active in evangelism ministries for the Kingdom overseeing the nonprofit homeless outreach ministry she started known as “Taking it to the Street.” She also served for two years in a pastoral role for at-risk and underserved families in addition to earning her master’s degree in Christian Leadership.

For the past two years she has served as campus minister to women and children at Auburn’s Acres of Hope, a spiritually-based renewal center that provides a safe family environment and a healthy living program for women with children. She’s also an ordained minister, more commonly known as “Jackie the street preacher” because of her ability to confidently share the love of Christ with those who are hurting.

In January of this year, Jackie was honored before thousands as she received the Martin Luther King Jr. Innovation and Change award. The presentation was held at Capital Christian Center in Sacramento recognizing her for reaching some of the county’s homeless and marginalized populations. “I’ve been stepping into areas that most people won’t go, taking the Gospel of Jesus Christ to pimps, prostitutes, drug dealers and gang members,” Turner said. Her efforts are impacting and transforming the region for God’s glory.

Issue 1 | Spring 2023

  • Teaching Brings New Purpose

  • Living Her Dream Built on a Jessup Foundation

  • Career Trajectory Launched at Jessup

  • Alumni Updates

  • Ode to Jessup

  • MLK Award Recognizes Alumna Jackie Turner

  • Reaching, Teaching and Learning in the California Prison System

  • In Search of a Better Life - Isabella Carreiro

  • In Memoriam: Remembering Jo Jessup

  • The Institute for Biodiversity and the Environment