Mrs. Willie Mae Jackson, Bible Way’s First Lady and Associate Pastor, was born July 31, 1959 in Spartanburg, South Carolina to her now deceased parents, Alonzo and Virginia Rooks. She is married to Senior Pastor Darrell Jackson, who is also a Senator for the State of South Carolina. They have two sons, Darrell Jr. and Antoine Joseph and one granddaughter, Kimbrielle Janae Jackson. She attended Spartanburg High School where she graduated in 1978. In 1982, she received a Bachelor of Arts degree from Benedict College in Marketing with a minor in Business Administration. After graduation, Willie Mae worked for the South Carolina National Bank where she advanced to Assistant Branch Manager.
In 1987, she accepted a position with the South Carolina Secretary of State Office. She worked there for five years before fully dedicating her time to her family. In 1991, Mrs. Jackson became an active member of the 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 a Masters of Divinity and Doctoral degree at Columbia International University in Columbia, SC. She serves as President of Women’s Ministry, a Sunday School Teacher, a Prayer Intercessor, Conference Speakerand First Lady of the Bible Way Church of Atlas Road. Mrs. Jackson is the founder of the Jannie R. Jackson Women’s Center and has authored a wonderfully inspirational book entitled, Three Steps to Prayer. She founded the Women’s Touch live internet broadcast and the Women’s Touch Magazine. She is also a member of the Bible Way Executive Board of Trustees. She was ordained as an elder by the Bible Way Church World Wide, Inc. on July 25, 2003 and promoted to Senior Elder in 2005. In 2013, she was promoted as the first female Associate Pastor at Bible Way Church of Atlas Road.
MOTTO: “Wherever the Lord leads me, wherever the Lord says go, and whatever the Lord blesses me with, I will give Him all the glory!”