The family of Refuge is committed to sharing the love of God by Preaching the Way, Teaching the Truth, and worshipping the Life of Jesus Christ- thus making disciples of all mankind without bias.




4400 W Carpenter Rd
Flint, MI 48504




© 2019 by Refuge Temple Church of Flint. Proudly created by Vision Birthers


We endeavor to be a multi-cultural, multi-faceted ministry church impacting the communities within our locale and abroad. We will continually empower families by helping people to understand who they are, live spiritually enriching lives, and give their real transformed selves to the work of Jesus Christ.


Since about age 5, Matthew Jackson has been proclaiming the Word of the Lord.  Sitting in the lap of his mother, he was taught the Scriptures before he could read.  Although his first formal sermon happened during his freshman  year at Flint Northern High School, his first public sermon was actually on the baseball diamond of Jefferson Elementary School while still in kindergarten.


Jackson has served as local and state Sunday School Superintendent and Youth Leader.  His volunteer work includes serving the sick and bereaved and includes being chaplain to Flint's main hospitals: Hurley, McLaren and Genesys for nearly 15 years.  Pastor Jax, as he's affectionately called, had served as Assistant Pastor of Refuge Temple (and Pastor Seon Thompson) for nearly 15 years.


Before serving at Refuge, his experience was predominantly in the business sector, on a pathway to becoming a company VP. He has held various leadership positions and managed many different high revenue departments at companies Wards, Value City, Home Depot, and Sears.


Jackson has completed studies at Berea Bible Institute and Mott College.  Presently, he's completing a business management program, and yet has future sights of completing studies in communication, leadership, and psychology.


The first of 5 children of Henry and Patricia Doan, he is happily married to the amazing, creative, statuesque Lady Abby, enjoying over 25 years of success with one wife.  Together they enjoy 2 sons PJ and Maxx (Davida); and 3 gorgeous grand-daughters: Aaliyah, Gabriella, and Angelina.


Outside of Marriage, Family and Ministry, he enjoys time on the golf course.  In 2014, after bringing a circle of friends together, he founded The Jax Tour.  The Jax Tour hosts tournaments in Flint, Saginaw, Pontiac, Davison, Lansing, Metamora, and other neighboring cities.  The Jax Tour provides brotherhood, mentoring, ministry and recreation for men of various walks.


Pastor Seon F. Thompson, an anointed visionary founded Refuge Temple Church of Flint in 2004. Refuge Temple Church of Flint was birthed out of much prayer and a specific word from the Lord that “His people needed refuge.” In the first 10 years, the church  flourished in membership.  


Refuge Temple Church has grown in apostolic power. Pastor Thompson's vision is for the church to become a multi-cultural ministry touching the communities within the community and abroad. He strives to add knowledge and power to families to produce perpetual effects that promote the best possible quality of life. He focuses on helping people understand who they are, enjoy who they are, and work where they are in Christ Jesus.


Pastor Thompson and his wife, Lady Angela, are devoted examples of Godly-leadership. The combination of Pastor Thompson’s pure God-given anointing, melodic presentation, deep understanding of the Word, and polished delivery has been a staple of his ministry.


Pastor Thompson appointed the long-term Assistant Pastor, Matthew Jackson, to Sr. Pastor in June 2018.


Pastor Thompson is now Pastor Emeritus of Refuge Temple.