Bishop Rickie Jackson

Pastor

Bishop Rickie Jackson was born in Philadelphia, PA on August 19, 1962. He is the second of eight children born to Phillip and Pearl Jackson. Around the age of six, he and his family moved to Johnston, SC. While in Johnston they worshiped the Lord in the home of the late Elder Herman Williams’ grandmother. Later, the late Bishop Grady Cooks became pastor. Around the age of 10, the Jackson family moved to Columbia, SC, where they joined the Emmanuel Church under the leadership of the late Bishop Malon Pollock.

Bishop Jackson is a 1980 honor graduate of Eau Claire High School. On July 11, 1981, he was united in holy matrimony to Bishop Pollock’s daughter Teresa. To this union the Lord has blessed them with three beautiful children, two daughters-in-law and one son-in-law Ashely (John), Jamar (Kiaya), and Darius (Yonca). Bishop and Lady Jackson are also the proud grandparents of three granddaughters and one grandson; Janelle, Aubrey, Christian and Ava. First Lady Teresa Jackson was born on September 13, 1964.

She is the youngest daughter of the late Bishop Malon Pollock and Mother Alice Pollock. Lady Jackson was baptized in the month of March and received the Holy Ghost on a Friday night during a 1979 revival. Her first office held in the Church was the Emmanuel Choir Secretary; she presently serves as President of the Women’s Auxiliary. She loves working in the church. One thing that was instilled in her through Bishop Pollock and Bishop Jackson:”I’d rather wear out than rust out!” Her favorite scripture is Psalms 61:2 “Lead me to a rock that is higher than I, “and her motto is: ‘It’s not about me, it’s all about Jesus!”

 

Bishop Jackson worked faithfully and diligently as a brother (he also enjoyed playing the tambourine in every service). Bishop Jackson was later assigned as a junior deacon, deacon, minister, Assistant Pastor, and presently serves as Pastor, all under the leadership of Bishop Malon Pollock. Bishop Jackson’s favorite scripture is “The steps of a good man are ordered by the Lord: and He delighteth in his way. Though he fall, he shall not be utterly cast down: for the Lord upholdeth him with His hand.” (Psalms 37:23-24)