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 Rev. Dr. Jacques Wright was born July 15, 1983 to Mr. Ronald and Mrs. Alma Wright. He was raised in Tampa, Florida, where he faced violence, drugs, gangs, and the negativity of a poverty lead life. However, he remained strong in his faith in God and was called to preach God’s Word at the age of 17.  With the support of his family and mentors, Jacques enrolled into college at Florida Memorial University upon high school graduation. There he received a Bachelor of Arts in Religious and Philosophical Studies and was a well-known leader on the campus. 

 

He was elected by the student body to serve as the Student Government Association President. He was also selected to become a proud member of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity Incorporated. Jacques Wright not only excelled socially but academically as well. He developed the concept for The Gap Scholarship, which is for students whose parents make too much money for the student to qualify for financial aid, but not enough to pay for their student’s education, and was named in his honor. 

 

Rev. Dr. Wright graduated at the top of his class and went on to master his field by enrolling in the prestigious Morehouse School of Religion, The Interdenominational Theological Center (ITC), where he studied for his Master of Divinity and finished May 2009. after he has now graduated with his Masters of Divinity from the ITC. In 2016 Wright received his Doctorate of Ministry from United Theological Seminary.

 

He aspired to motivate the Hip Hop generation of youth and has served in many leadership roles around the east coast of the United States. He is currently the youngest U.S. Air Force Chaplain, serving in the Air Force Reserves as an IMA. He served as the Associate Pastor of Heritage Christian Community Church in Tampa, FL

July 3rd, 2022 Rev. Dr. Wright answered the call and became Pastor-Elect of the New Hope Missionary Baptist Church of Hollywood.