Celebration of Life Dinner
A Special Invitation
NIFLA’s Celebration of Life Dinner
October 26, 2023
6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
The Delta Marriott Hotel
Special Guest Speaker
Winsome Earle-Sears, a native of Kingston, Jamaica, immigrated to the United States at the age of six. She is proud to have served in the United States Marine Corps. In addition to her various appointments, she has served as the Vice President of the Virginia State Board of Education; and as a presidential appointee to the US Census Bureau, as co-chair of the African American Committee; and the Advisory Committee on Women Veterans to the Secretary of Veterans Affairs.
Winsome was first elected in 2002 to a majority Black House of Delegates district, a first for a Republican in Virginia since 1865. She is the first female
Lieutenant Governor of the Commonwealth of Virginia, and the first Black female elected to statewide office. A former program manager for the Hampton Roads Chamber of Commerce and VISTA volunteer, Winsome is a trained electrician and successful businesswoman. However, Winsome is most proud of her community work leading a men’s prison ministry and as director of a women’s homeless shelter. She holds a B.A. in English with a minor in Economics, and an M.A. in Organizational Leadership, with a concentration in Government.
Bishop E.W. Jackson, JD
E.W. Jackson was born in Chester, Pennsylvania. He joined the United States Marine Corps in 1970 and was honorably discharged in 1973. He went on to graduate Summa
Cum Laude with a Phi Beta Kappa Key from the University of Massachusetts at Boston in 1975, and from Harvard Law School in 1978. While in law school, he studied at Harvard Divinity School and was licensed as a Baptist minister. He was ordained as a Pastor in 1979 and consecrated a Bishop in 1998.
He pastored a church and practiced law for 15 years in Boston and was an adjunct professor at Northeastern University and Strayer University. He is the Founder of The Called Church headquartered in Chesapeake, Virginia and S.T.A.N.D. – Staying True to America’s National Destiny, a national nonprofit organization with a mission to bring Americans together across racial and cultural lines to preserve our Judeo- Christian values and heritage. Through his church, he and his wife founded the Chesapeake Martin Luther King Leadership Breakfast and the William Jackson Youth Center.
He is the host of “The Awakening” a national radio talk show on American Family Radio, with 200 radio stations and live streamed around the world. He is the author of two books: “Ten Commandments to an Extraordinary Life” and “12 Principles to Make Your Life Extraordinary.”
He has been a guest on Fox & Friends, The O’Reilly Factor, Neil Cavuto, Lou Dobbs, Megyn Kelly, CBN World News, ABC’s Good Morning America, C- Span’s Washington Journal, ABC Radio Network, National Public Radio and other media. His articles have been featured in the Washington Times, American Thinker, Western Journalism, American Family Association’s magazine “The STAND,” Life Today’s “The Stream” and other publications.