Jeff Jackson, COO
Jeff is a Gulf War veteran, a dedicated husband and father, and the visionary for iHope. Jeff grew up as an at-risk kid. When his dad passed away from complications with diabetes and heart disease, Jeff was just a young boy. Having lost one parent, he knows firsthand the concern, shame, and loneliness a child can feel when his or her security and stability are attacked. Through an invitation to his local church, Jeff found his Eternal Father and quickly realized that every kid deserves to know their Heavenly Father, too. The vision for iHope was given to Jeff when the reality of the spiritual obstacles facing orphans was made clear to him. During a mission trip to East Asia to work with special needs orphans, Jeff felt God’s call on his life in a mighty way. He returned to America passionate about advocating for the Modern Orphan. After his service in the military, Jeff gained 20 years of experience in the automotive industry, including 15 years of experience as a motorcycle race instructor and 10 years of experience in lay leadership through North Point Ministries. An entrepreneur at heart, Jeff is the galvanizing force behind iHope. When he’s not creating videos, graphics, and training materials for iHope, you can find Jeff building one-of-a-kind creations using Grandpa Al’s tools in his “man room,” tinkering on a strangely immobile car that takes up residency in the garage, or wrangling children into their car seats. Jeff retains his right to blast Family Force Five and do the “Chainsaw Dance” at any given moment. He enjoys mountain biking, snorkeling, Mad Skillz Motorcross, and hanging out with the fam.