Associate Pastor Willie Mae Jackson
Willie Mae Jackson was born in Spartanburg, South Carolina, to Alonzo and Virginia Rooks. She is married to Darrell Jackson, senior pastor of the Bible Way Church of Atlas Road and a Senator for the State of South Carolina. They have two sons: Darrell, Jr. and Antione Joseph (wife, Kourtnee), and four grandchildren: Kimbrielle, Andrew, Kynidee and Kynslee Jackson.
In 1982, she received her Bachelor of Arts degree from Benedict College in Marketing with a minor in Business Administration. In 1991, Mrs. Jackson became an active member of Women of Faith – an interdenominational ministry for Christian women. In 2000, she received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Theology from Truth Bible College & Seminary. Currently, she is pursuing her Master of Divinity degree at Columbia International University in Columbia, SC.
In 2003, she was ordained as an elder by the Bible Way Church World Wide, Inc., and promoted to senior elder in 2005. In 2013, she was promoted as the first female associate pastor at the Bible Way Church of Atlas Road, where she also serves as the president of its Women’s Ministry, as a prayer intercessor, conference speaker and as its first lady. Mrs. Jackson is the founder of the Jannie R. Jackson Women’s Center and The Ruth House. She founded The Woman’s Touch Live internet broadcast and the Woman’s Touch magazine. She is also a member of the Bible Way Executive Board of Trustees. She has authored a wonderfully inspirational book entitled, Three Steps to Prayer. Her motto is: “Wherever the Lord leads me, wherever the Lord says go, and whatever the Lord blesses me with, I will give Him all the glory!”