Our Mission & Vision
Our vision and mission is to help connect people to faith in Jesus.
Why online? You are living in the 21st century where technology is everything! We are here to be that option to the individual who is busy, disconnected, sick and shut in, or simply just too hurt to go. Our desire is for everyone to be part of a thriving community of believers from around the world. The hope of our lead pastors is to be the competent, responsible, trustworthy leaders that you deserve while bringing an encounter with God to you right where you are. The community here is growing and we’d love for you to be apart of it.
Mission & Purpose
Vertical Church’s mission is to make a lasting difference in your life, in our community, and in the world. We’re here to help you discover your purpose and live it out every single day, while growing deeper in your relationships—both with others and with Jesus.
You’re invited to worship with us at Vertical Church Online.
When you attend a service, you’ll have the chance to:
- Hear powerful worship music
- Learn from authentic, relatable teaching
- Request prayer from one of our volunteers
- Share your experience with people around the world
My busy lifestyle requires me to be on the go. Vertical has been the perfect solution for me!
I’ve watched the lead pastors grow from children. They operate in power and are integral individuals. It’s an honor to serve at Vertical.
Vertical has been a lifeline for me and our ministry in Texas. The leaders are selfless and continue to be a blessing to us.
My very first encounter with Vertical I new I was home! I had to jump on board and start serving immediately.
Youth & Kids
God is the Creator and Ruler of the universe.
He has eternally existed as the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. The three are coequal and are one God. Genesis 1:1, 26, 27, 3:22 , Psalm 90:2, Matthew 28:19, 2 Corinthians 13:14
Jesus is the Son of God. He is coequal with the Father and Holy Spirit. Jesus lived a sinless human life and offered Himself as the perfect sacrifice for the sins of all people by dying on a cross. He arose from the dead after three days to demonstrate His power over sin and death. He ascended to Heaven and will return again someday to earth to reign as King. Matthew 1:22, 23, Isaiah 9:6, John 1:1-5, Hebrews 4:14-15
The Holy Spirit lives in each Christian from salvation.
The Holy Spirit is coequal with the Father and the Son of God. He is present in the world to make people aware of their need for Jesus Christ. He provides Christians with power for living, understanding of spiritual truth, and guidance in doing what is right. He gives every believer spiritual gifts when they are saved. As Christians we seek to live under His control daily. Acts 1:8, John 14:16-17, 16:7-13, Galatians 5:25, 1 Corinthians 2:12, 3:16
The Bible was written by human authors, under the supernatural guidance of the Holy Spirit. It is the supreme source of truth for Christian beliefs about living. Because it is inspired by God, it is truth without error. 2 Timothy 3:16, 2 Peter 1:20-21, Psalm 119:105, 160, 12:6
Salvation is God’s free gift to us, but we must accept it. We can never make up for our sin by self-improvement or good works. Only by trusting in Jesus Christ as God’s offer of forgiveness can anyone be saved from sin’s penalty. When we turn from our self-ruled life and turn to Jesus in faith we are saved. Eternal life begins the moment one receives Jesus Christ into his life by faith. Romans 6:23, Ephesians 2:8-9, John 14:6
Baptism is symbolic of the death, burial, and resurrection of Christ. Once we have accepted Jesus as our Lord and Savior, baptism is a way for us to publicly declare our new life in Christ. It is also a step of obedience based on God’s commands and allows us to follow the example of Jesus, who submitted himself to baptism to “fulfill all righteousness.” Matthew 3:16-17, 28:18-20, Acts 2:41, 8:12, Romans 6:4, Colossians 2:12
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People are the supreme object of God’s creation. People are made in the spiritual image of God, to be like Him in character. Although every person has tremendous potential for good, all of us are marred by an attitude of disobedience toward God called “sin.” Sin separates us from God and causes many problems in our life. Genesis 1:27, Isaiah 53:6, Romans 3:23, Isaiah 59:1-2, Psalm 139:13-16, Colossians 2:13-15
Accept the one whose faith is weak, without passing judgment on disputable matters… Who are you to judge someone else’s servant? To their own master servants stand or fall… So then each of us will give an account of ourselves to God… So whatever you believe about these things keep between yourself and God. Romans 14:1, 4, 12, 22
“I have the right to do anything,” you say–but not everything is beneficial. “I have the right to do anything”–but not everything is constructive. No one should seek their own good, but the good of others. 1 Corinthians 10:23-4
People will exist eternally with or without God. People were created to exist forever. We will either exist eternally separated from God by sin or eternally with God through forgiveness and salvation. To be eternally separated from God is hell. To be eternally in union with Him is eternal life in Heaven. Heaven and hell are real places of eternal existence. John 3:16, 14:17, Romans 6:23, Revelation 20:15, Phillippians 2:5-11, Matthew 25:31-34 , Matthew 25:41
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“The internet is full of all types of things. My wife and I are determined to use it’s platform to share the love of Jesus with demonstration, and power. “
– Pastor Tony
Who We Are
Our Team & Leadership
Our Directional Leadership Team works together to shape the vision and direction of Vertical Church. We are passionate about serving the global community and demonstrating God’s love to others. Whether in person or online, individually or in groups, within our church and around the world, we are focused on supporting and engaging in relationships that provide relief and restoration to a hurting world.
Tony & Clareta Jackson
Pastors Tony and Clareta Jackson are the Lead Pastors of Vertical Church formed online in 2019. Both were born children of Pastors, and have worked faithfully in the ministry their entire lives. Their personal philosophy and passion is developing a church without walls to effect change in a socially engulfed yet unchurched culture. Their aspiration is to have Church online as a tool, enabling them to reach souls right where they are. Thus creating direct access to begin to heal the hurting, win the lost, disciple the found, and empower the believer. They’ve been married since 2000 and live in Tampa Bay with their 4 four children- two daughters, two sons, and two grandsons.
Media & Arts Pastor
William B. Morris
Global Worship Partner