Born in Williamstown, NJ, Drew studied Political Science at the University of Chicago, and went on to gain his M.A. in Theology from Fuller Theological Seminary. After several years of pastoral and campus ministry work in Los Angeles and Pennsylvania, the Jackson family made the move to NYC to plant Hope East Village with the Hope Church NYC family of churches. Drew is also the cofounder and President of Pax, a nonprofit organization that is committed to promoting the peace of Jesus in the 21st century. Drew is deeply committed to seeing the contemplative life, and the work of prophetic justice and peacemaking embodied in his own life, his writing, and within the life of the church. One of Drew’s deep passions is poetry, and he is currently working on two books of poetry that will be published with InterVarsity Press, the first of which is scheduled for release in fall of 2021. He is blessed to share life with his wife Genay, and their twin daughters, Zora and Suhaila.