Krisita Jackson of Orlando is the first African-American to serve as president of the Order of the Daughters of the King.

Jackson, a member of the Episcopal Church of St. John the Baptist, will serve until the order’s next Triennial Convention in 2021.

Diocese of Central Florida

“When Krisita’s name was announced as the national president, the room erupted with jubilation,” said Karen Adderly Clark, Central Florida DOK’s first vice president. “You could see glory on each face. This was an exhilarating moment for all.”

“My election as president is humbling,” Jackson said. “I never really imagined or aspired to hold this position. I was asked in the spring by a member of the National Council to stand for president. I prayed and listened to hear what God was calling or not calling me to do. I made the decision to do so when I was pointed to the Scripture verse Isaiah 6:8.”

Adapted from the Diocese of Central Florida

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