(CMR) Prominent pastor and evangelical adviser to president Donald Trump, Bishop Harry Jackson Jr., died on Monday (November 9).
Jackson's Hope Christian Church in Beltsville, Maryland made the announcement on its website.
“It is with a heavy heart that we notify you that our beloved Bishop Harry R. Jackson, Jr. has transitioned to be with the Lord on November 9, 2020,” read a statement from the church.
“Please pray for the Jackson family’s comfort and respect their right to privacy at this time,” added the church.
While the cause of death for the 66-year-old senior pastor has not yet been made public, Jackson was diagnosed with esophageal cancer in 2005.
Jackson who was one of Trump's unofficial evangelical advisers often visited the White House, even attending Trump’s closing speech at the 2020 Republican National Convention.
Following news of Jackson's death,vice President Mike Pence, expressed his condolences Tuesday on social media.
“Karen and I were saddened to learn of the passing of our dear friend, Bishop Harry Jackson, Jr. We are praying God’s comfort for the Jackson Family, the Hope Christian Church Congregation, and all who admired this Good and Great Man,” Pence tweeted.