Fort Jackson



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(614) 565-6746

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The ministry at Fort Jackson helps men rebuild their lives through the grace of Jesus Christ. We provide a safe setting where men can live together and develop their faith in God through the indwelling and infilling of the Holy Spirit. Our house, at 3845 Westerville Road, Columbus Ohio 43224, was built by Zenus Jackson, an early settler in Columbus who offered his house as a stop on the underground railroad. Similarly, we offer a stop for men as they re-establish their lives and seek their freedom through Christ.

The men coming to Fort Jackson must exhibit evidence of a redeemed life. It is important that they express their faith in Christ in both words and action by being committed to God's service through church attendance and Bible study, by being gainfully employed, and by actively seeking God's guidance in all that they do. As such, Fort Jackson is best thought of as a three-quarter house, not just a halfway house, for men already exhibiting Christian character and having a continued desire to make changes in their lives.

The men at Fort Jackson do not pay rent and can stay with us for up to one year. While they are with us, they are expected to develop their character in accord with Isaiah 61:3b "They will be called oaks of righteousness, a planting of the Lord for the display of his splendor."