Jackson attended the University of Mississippi and earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Education from Delta State University, where he was a member of the baseball team. He has also completed studies at the Barret School of Banking, conducted at the University of Memphis.
Most recently, Jackson was affiliated with First Financial Bank in Senatobia, where he served as President. Prior to that, he served as a Loan Officer at Community Mortgage in Southaven, Mississippi. Jackson serves on the Foundation Board of Northwest Mississippi Community College and is a previous member of both the North Mississippi Home Builders and the North Mississippi Board of Realtors. He served as Chairman of the Como Methodist Church Pastor Parish Relations committee and is a member of Hernando Methodist Church. He also is a member of Business Network International in Southaven. Jackson and his wife, Rachel, have two daughters, Lizzie and Lee Taylor, who both currently attend Ole Miss.