Meet The Father-Son Duo Aiming To Fill The Spiritual Gap Through Film & TV
Bishop Wayne T. Jackson and his son, Royal Jackson, had a lot to celebrate—indeed to shout about— this Father’s Day. To be sure, the two men praised God for their innumerable blessings—from life, health, and strength to love, legacy, and laughter. But this year, they were not just grateful for their precious bond in paternal kinship. Father and son are in a newfound business relationship as C-suite peers at Impact Network, the faith-based channel that the elder Jackson founded in 2010.
Bishop Wayne T. Jackson, Impact’s chief executive officer, promoted his son Royal from director of marketing to the company’s chief creative officer and head of original content. Father and son now share executive roles and responsibilities at their Detroit-based, Black-owned, and family-founded media empire.
“My father’s success didn’t come from a master’s degree in business. It came from his life experience, trust in God, and faith in himself,” says Royal, who will lead the channel’s big push into entertainment and lifestyle projects, including “Soul Food With Tara Wallace” (of Love & Hip-Hop fame).