In 1979, the late Elder and Sister Roy Jackson embarked on the journey of a lifetime to fulfill a mandate from God. They submitted to the leading of the Lord by moving to the North East Texas area to preach the uncompromised gospel of Jesus Christ.
Their ministry commenced from a little yellow school bus stationed on the side of their home in the summer of that year. They walked the streets of Daingerfield engaged in door to door witnessing. The message of victory was for anyone who would anchor their lives on the incorruptible Word of a covenant-keeping God. The steering wheel served as the pulpit, and lives were touched by the life changing message that Jesus is Lord!
Because of their obedience, God began to bless their work, and within five months they had outgrown the bus. At this time, God led them to build a church; they needed land. In a vision, the Lord appeared to them and said, " I am the Almighty God, walk before me and I will direct you which way to go." God also lead them to Mr. Irvin of Daingerfield. He had land which required a lot of work to clear. After purchasing the land, the task before them mounted. They continued to pray and stood on the Word of God.
To step back in time and retrace some of the events that marked the beginning of their building was a mystery. First, no heavy equipment was used for clearing the site. Rocks, shovels and picks were used for the landscaping. The leveling of the ground was eyeballed by the workers. In 1982, the vision began to manifest. Elder C. L. Rivers, a carpenter, worked single-handedly, sometimes in 100 degree weather, to build the physical church.
They had very little resources; however, they remained steadfast and unmovable in doing the will of God. This would aid them in the needed resources for their new ministry. In the meantime, Brother and Sister Jackson sold barbecue lunches, worked in the cemeteries, tore down old houses, and did whatever they could to earn money. They did not shrink from their faith but stood the test of time. The decision was made to step out of the natural way of thinking and move into the supernatural wisdom of God.
While driving in Jefferson, Texas, Sister Jackson was involved in a car accident. The compensation for her loss was totally invested in the building of the new church.
(KJVR)Roman 8:28 says," And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are called according to his purpose." .
In May of 1983, the victory had been won. The building was completed enough for them to start service. Many came and many left... men, women, boys, and girls. The seed (Word of God) was sown into his heart but not all the soils (hearts) were fertile. However, some fell on good ground (Matthew 13:8)
Later, Brother Jackson's health failed. They summoned the aid of Elder L. C. Webster to come and assume the role of the Assistant Pastor. After praying, Pastor Webster dreamt of being in a large cotton field. It had been planted by an elderly couple. As Elder and Sister Webster met them in the center of the field to prepare for irrigation, he awakened. Immediately God dropped 1 Corinthians 3:7 in his heart.
Which says: (1Co 3:7 KJVR) “So then neither is he that planteth anything, neither he that watereth; but God that giveth the increase”. This was the confirmation.
Elder and Sister Jackson have since gone home to be with the Lord, but the church is standing strong. Under the leadership of Elder and Sister Webster, the message of victory is continually being preached. We remain steadfast and unmoveable in doing the will of God, and He has been faithful to His Word. In the year of 2007, the construction of a new physical church began. The foundation has been laid both spiritually and physically. The will of God will never lead us where the power of God can't enable us. WE ARE WALKING BY FAITH!