JOE JACKSON IN MINISTRY
Former NFL Football Player
Saturday, Nov. 17th – Men’s Breakfast at 8 AM
Sunday, Nov. 18th – Morning Service at 10:30 AM
Joe Jackson will be ministering at a Men’s Breakfast at Millersburg Assembly of God on Saturday, Nov. 17th at 8 AM as well as Sunday, Nov. 18th in the morning worship service at 10:30 AM.
(Please sign up for the Breakfast by Wednesday, Nov. 14th).
Joe Jackson grew up in a good Christian home in Cincinnati, Ohio. He was baptized and became a member of Second Trinity Baptist Church at the age of twelve years old. Yet he never committed his life to Christ until later.
Joe struggled as a youth with a lack of self confidence and low self esteem. Standing almost six-feet-tall and one hundred and seventy-six-pounds in only the sixth grade, Joe towered over his friends and classmates. This distinction made him different. He felt odd, weird, and clumsy.
He sought acceptance from friends and gleaned in their approval. To be thought of as special in the eyes of his peers meant everything. Soon poor choices and peer pressure led Joe to juvenile detention with reform school on the horizon. He began to see his dream to one day play in the NFL slip away – not to mention the big disappointment he was to parents and family. Joe needed a priority change. He needed God.
The Lord began to graciously work in Joe Jackson’s life. He gave his heart to Jesus Christ during his freshman year at New Mexico State University. Through the ministry of Campus Crusade for Christ, The Navigators and the Fellowship of Christian Athletes, Joe’s life was dramatically changed.
Today, he travels worldwide as an evangelist. He is Pro director of Athletes International Ministries, an outreach to professional athletes and coaches. In addition, he serves as Church Evangelist at Phoenix First Assembly of God Church, Tommy Barnett, Pastor.