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Director of the AMOS Project, Cincinnati
Troy Jackson is the director of the AMOS Project, a faith-based effort that organizes conjugations to work for racial and economic justice in Cincinnati. Troy previously served as Pastor of University Christian Church in Cincinnati, OH for nineteen years. He is co-author of the book Forgive Us: Confessions of a Compromised Faith (Zondervan, 2014).
Troy is a graduate of Princeton Theological Seminary and earned his Ph.D. in United States history from the University of Kentucky. Troy’s book Becoming King: Martin Luther King, Jr. and the Making of a National Leader (The University Press of Kentucky, 2008) explores the critical role the grassroots Montgomery Movement played in the development of King. Troy’s other publications include his work as an editor on The Papers of Martin Luther King, Jr. Volume VI: Advocate of the Social Gospel (September 1948-March 1963) [Berkeley, University of California Press, 2007).
During 2011, Troy served as the faith outreach director for the We Are Ohio campaign, the successful effort to repeal the anti-union Senate Bill 5 in Ohio which would have limited collective bargaining by public sector workers.
Troy is also a regular blogger on Sojourners “God’s Politics Blog.” Troy lives in Cincinnati with his wife Amanda and their three children, Jacob, Emma and Ellie.