Crowd shot masthead ApologetiX Logo Keith Haynie plays bassBill Hubauer plays lead guitarJ. Jackson sings leadJimmy Vegas Tanner plays drums

Who is J. Jackson?

ApologetiX lead singer and lyricist J. Jackson
started writing parodies as a kid, influenced by a steady diet of Mad Magazine, Wacky Packages, novelty records, and comic books. He became a born-again Christian in January 1988, and his newfound interest in the Bible had a profound influence on his parodies.

A journalism major in college, J. worked in the public relations field before going full time with ApologetiX. He started getting together with some other like-minded Christian musicians in 1990, and this loose-knit group eventually played its first concert as ApologetiX on March 27, 1992.

As a co-founder of the band and its sole remaining original member, J. is the only member to have been at every single ApologetiX concert thus far. He also is the lyricist for all of the band's parodies.

Like many other rock and rollers, J. is surrounded by beautiful women -- his wife, Lisa, and four daughters, Janna, Heather, Kelly, and Natalie. They also have a dog (Skippy), three mice (Gracie, Cookie, and Chocolate), and a fish (Diamond). They make their home in Pittsburgh PA.

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