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John Jackman

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Years active  1981-present
Name  John Jackman

John Jackman
Born  February 8, 1957, in Durham, North Carolina, U.S. (1957-02-08)
Education  B.A. Moravian College, M.Div. Moravian Theological Seminary
Occupation  Moravian pastor, author, and filmmaker

"That Moravian Thing"

John Jackman (born February 8, 1957) is a Moravian pastor, author, and filmmaker. He has written widely on digital filmmaking technology, film lighting, and digital special effects. He is one of the founders and Executive Director of Comenius Foundation, that supports faith related and educational media projects. He has also served on the Board of Directors of the Piedmont Triad Film. His filmmaking work has primarily emphasized historical faith related topics.


Education and Ordination

Jackman received a B.A. in Philosophy, from Moravian College in 1979 and a M.Div. from Moravian Theological Seminary in 1982. He was ordained as a deacon in the Moravian Church and was consecrated a presbyter on October 12, 1986.

Denominational and Ecumenical Work

In 1988, he was appointed chairman of the Division of Communications for the Northern Province of the Moravian Church. In this role he began work on the experimental "Moravian Video Magazine," a quarterly video program sent to all Moravian churches in America. He served on the Board of directors of the Greater Reading Council of Churches in Reading, Pennsylvania (now the Reading-Berks Council of Churches) and served as host of the GRCC's local Public-access television cable TV call-in program. Following Hurricane Hugo in 1989, Jackman served as coordinator for Moravian work crews to rebuild churches and schools on St Croix. In 1991, he traveled through Eastern Nicaragua documenting recovery from the aftermath of the Sandinista war.

While serving in Union, New Jersey, he helped reorganize the local Council of Churches and served as its president. He currently serves as senior pastor of Trinity Moravian Church in Winston-Salem, NC and from 2011-2013 was Chair of the Board of Elders of Salem Congregation.


Numerous video and television productions, including The Moravian Video Magazine.


  • 2010 Platinum FEXY Award (motion graphics/CGI special FX)
  • 2010 Silver Crown - Best Drama Over $250k (ICVM Crown Awards)
  • 2010 Bronze Crown - Best Picture (ICVM Crown Awards)
  • 2010 First Place Feature Film Competition, Bayou City Inspirational Film Festival
  • 2010 Platinum EMPixx Award, CGI/Special Effects
  • 2010 Humanitarian of the Year in the area of Technology, ScottCares Foundation.
  • 2014 Platinum AVA Award - Movie Trailer (Association of Marketing & Communication Professionals)
  • References

    John Jackman Wikipedia

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