Welcome! RUF at Jackson State University is located in Jackson, MS, enjoying a vital role as part of campus life. Students have numerous opportunities to get involved, from Large Group Bible Study to small group engagement to one-on-one ministry with the campus minister and seminary-trained staff. We look forward to meeting you!
Anthony is a native of Mississippi. He is widely recognized by his nickname - Paw - which he has had since he was about two-years-old. After high school graduation, he attended the University of Mississippi, also his wife Felicia’s alma mater. They married in 2007 and lived in Oxford, MS, where they saw the impact of campus ministry firsthand and felt a sincere desire to be involved in campus ministry. Anthony and Felicia left Oxford, and he attended Reformed Theological Seminary in Jackson and interned at Redeemer Church, PCA. At the end of his seminary time and internship, the call to be the next campus minister at Jackson State University came. He accepted the call in the spring of 2019, with his wife by his side and their three children: Axayla, Arilyn, and Athan.
Latasha Allston has been on the campus of JSU since the beginning of this ministry! She is from San Francisco, California, and she was a student at JSU from 2008-2012! While at Jackson State, she was an active participant of RUF, Dance Ensemble, as well as the Track & Field Team. She graduated in 2012 and started working as a ministry intern with RUF. Shortly after coming on staff with RUF, she began working towards completing a Master of Arts in Marriage & Family Therapy at Reformed Theological Seminary. After graduating from RTS in 2017, she has now come on as full-time staff. Tasha's focus area is outreach, ladies discipleship, and fostering community among our students. When she is not spending time with our RUF ladies, you can find her dancing, working out, and sitting in the sun!
David Jackson is a native of Greenville, SC and a graduate of North Greenville University. He and his wife met while serving with Child Evangelism Fellowship of SC. They now have three beautiful children and are expecting their 4th. He and his family moved to Jackson, MS in the summer of 2017 to pursue a Master of Divinity at Reformed Theological Seminary. "The Jacksons" definitely keep a busy schedule and love staying active outdoors. Besides spending time with his family, preaching, and studying; he also draws portraits and illustrations. David's greatest desire is to serve JSU students well and help them discover and grow in the grace and knowledge of Jesus Christ. David believes RUF is a divine opportunity to be faithful to the Lord's calling on his life.