April 17, 1946
The Rev. James Jackson, the former well-known footballer and captain of Liverpool F.C., is the incoming president of the Liverpool Free Church Centre, and will be inducted on May 20 in Beech Street Presbyterian Church, Fairfield, Liverpool, where he is at present minister.
Born of a sporting family – his cousin was the Australian Test cricketer, the late A. Jackson – Mr. Jackson forsook professional football for the pulpit in September, 1931.
Many of his sermons have been vigorous attacks on gambling and drinking.
He was educated at Liverpool University, where he made a special study of Greek and philosophy, and later at Cambridge he took hos degree in theology. His previous charge was in Douglas, Isle of Man.
His father was a professional footballer for 22 years, and played for Glasgow Rangers, Newcastle and West Ham among others.
(Source: Liverpool Echo: April 17, 1946)