Born in Charleston South Carolina, Lisa A. Jackson currently serves as the First Lady of Goodwin Memorial Baptist Church of Harrisburg Pennsylvania.
Lady Lisa graduated from Liberty High School in Bethlehem Pennsylvania. She studied Hotel & Restaurant Management at Drexel University in Philadelphia Pennsylvania and received her Bachelor of Science Degree in Communications from Muhlenberg College, Allentown Pennsylvania.
In 1996, Lady Lisa became a Certified Group Fitness Instructor, teaching in Allentown, Bethlehem and Trexlertown, Pennsylvania. In September 2007 she joined LA Fitness Inc. in Wyomissing, Pennsylvania. In 2009 she was promoted to Group Fitness Coordinator with LA Fitness Inc., Wyomissing. In 2009 she became a Strength Conditioning & Weight Training Consultant with American Aerobic Association & International Sports Medicine Association, AAAI/ISMA. Lady Lisa currently teaches a variety of group fitness classes for LA Fitness, Inc. – Wyomissing.
As an entrepreneur, Lady Lisa owned and operated the first African-American business in downtown Emmaus Pennsylvania. LJ Gift Company was a gift shop that featured home décor, Christian gifts, exclusive hand-made jewelry and accessories. She also served on the Emmaus Main Street Board of Directors. In 2012 Lady Lisa became an independent jeweler with Fifth Avenue Collection-Beautiful Jewelry.
In 2009, Lady Lisa started the Health & Wellness Ministry at Goodwin Memorial Baptist Church. In the past the ministry has offered group fitness classes, fitness assessments and weight loss challenges. Currently the Health & Wellness Ministry offers Soul Line dancing and partners with local organizations in the Harrisburg area. Lady Lisa has had the privilege of speaking to Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Inc., Epsilon Sigma Omega Chapter for Breast Cancer and Heart Disease Awareness and to the Diabetes Association of Harrisburg.
In 2010, Lady Lisa initiated the Minister’s Wives Fellowship at Goodwin Memorial Baptist Church. The Minister’s Wives Fellowship has donated clothing to the YMCA-Harrisburg, non-perishable goods to the Fountain Gate Church & Ministries and the PA Food Bank. In 2012 the Minister’s Wives Fellowship supported a benefit concert for the Kaiyaba Primary School in Kenya.
Lady Lisa is an active member of the Central Baptist Association of Pennsylvania where she currently serves as the President of the Minister’s Wives and Widows Ministry. She is an active member of the Pennsylvania State Baptist Convention where she currently as the Area Vice-President of the Minister’s Wives and Widows Ministry for the Central Region.
In March 2013, Lady Lisa became a member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc., Epsilon Sigma Omega Chapter in Harrisburg Pennsylvania. Currently Lady Lisa resides in Reading Pennsylvania with her husband James, her son Ezra and her step-daughter Julaya.