Victor Bashon Jackson I Scholarship
‘Pastor Vic’ brought the excitement of his culture to our school along with his love of God's 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.
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.
The Victor Bashon Jackson I Scholarship will be awarded to two African-American students from Southwest Dallas County enrolling in the BA(IS) program for undergraduates at Dallas International University for the fall of 2021 and beyond. Each scholarship will cover all tuition costs for up to four years. Dallas International University will match funds raised through this scholarship to help your gifts make an even greater impact.