Compass Executive Director
John Jackson, M. Min, M.R.E

Missionary • Pastor • Professor • Coach • Trainer • Director

  • John Jackson talking to young female trip leader with shovel during service project
  • John Jackson preaching with African interpreter in tent
  • John Jackson smiling with sunglasses while driving left-hand drive van on short-term missions trip in South Africa
  • John Jackson and young man with Jamaica missions trip t-shirt smiling with fishing pond behind them

John brings a uniquely broad perspective to Short-Term Missions:

Four Continents, Four Decades, Four Churches planted
He has first-hand experience of missions from multiple angles over many decades, on four continents.

He knows what makes an STM trip great
This experience has given John and his wife, Penny, the opportunity to accumulate a lifetime of valuable insight into what makes a short-term missions trip great.

He knows how to train STM teams effectively
As Compass' Executive Director, John has led and trained Compass Teams to serve all across the globe, most of them under his personal leadership.

During this time (2012-present), Compass has developed very effective and easy-to-use systems and tools to plan and lead successful short-term missions trips.