Victor Bashon Jackson I Scholarship

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raised towards $96,000 goal


‘Pastor Vic’ brought the excitement of his culture to our school along with his love of people and servant's heart. We all knew that he loved us and “there was nothing we could do about it.”

Before coming to DIU, where he faithfully served as Chaplain from 2011 to 2018, Pastor Vic had a variety of experiences. After college, he played professional football for the Houston Oilers (currently the Tennessee Titans) and in Canada for the Saskatchewan Rough Riders. Following this, Vic then managed an operational division in the banking industry. Later, he was instrumental in helping to plant a church and successfully starting and running his own moving company.

A true pioneer...

In 2003, Pastor Vic became the Pastor of Evangelism (Reach Out) at Dallas First Church and was recognized as the first ordained African American in the Nazarene denomination. He currently serves as the pastor of Building the Kingdom Community Church, a church of the Nazarene in Cedar Hill.

He and his wife, Ramona, have four adult children and a growing number of grandchildren.

A new opportunity...

In honor of Pastor Vic, the first African-American to be part of the senior leadership team at DIU, we have established The Victor Bashon Jackson I Scholarship. The scholarship will be awarded to African-American students enrolling at Dallas International University who demonstrate financial need. Each scholarship will cover all tuition costs for up to four years.

We gratefully invite you to consider partnering with Dallas International University to educate African-American men and women for cross-cultural service with cultures throughout the world.