About Rockey Jackson

I am a retired aerospace engineer who has a passion for God and His redeemed saints. I’m an analyst by nature, training and experience. Both religion and engineering are areas in which I’ve studied, but I hold no formal degrees.

I took my first paying job at the age of ten working as a ranch hand and continued through high school. While in college I worked as a telephone switchboard operator and an Emergency Medical Technician (EMT). I left college before graduation to serve two enlistments in the USAF as an Intelligence Operations Analyst. I had planned to finish my degree in Religion and return to seminary after the Air Force, but my Lord had other plans for my life. So I then worked as a professional woodcutter and a building materials store clerk, while studying engineering, until I was hired by Martin Marietta Aerospace. I have worked as a Systems Engineer for thirty-four years, going through a merger and much reorganization. All  that ended when I retired from Lockheed Martin Space Systems Company.

I’m thankful that my parents brought me up in the knowledge of my Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. I professed my faith and was baptized at the age of ten. The Lord and His people have been my passion since I came into the full knowledge of the Holy Spirit at the age of eighteen. Here is a list of roles I’ve served in the church:

  • Youth group leader

  • Boy’s group leader

  • Men’s group leader

  • Sunday School teacher

  • Home fellowship leader

  • Retreat speaker

  • Pulpit supply

  • Church and Chapel council member

  • Elder and board member

  • Volunteer with evangelistic ministry

  • Volunteer with Healing Rooms ministry

  • Volunteer children’s church pastor

  • Part time interim pastor

In addition, I have training in reconciliation, general counseling, prayer counseling, spiritual healing and deliverance.

I’m still in love with the beautiful wife of my youth Karen, who I married in 1971. We have two married children and five grandchildren. Karen and I enjoy camping, hiking and OHV touring through the beautiful mountains of Colorado, where we live. In former years I’ve participated in sports, rafting, kayaking, mountain biking, snowmobiling and skiing.

I’ve yet to enter into the time of fulfillment of the Lord’s plan for my life. The length of time that the Lord is taking to train me makes me wonder if I’ll have any time left to serve Him in the fullness of His purpose. In 1981, while I was stationed in Korea, I had the opportunity to attend a week long YWAM training course in Seoul. One thing I remember John Dawson saying as he taught was, “The longer the Lord takes to train you, the greater the assignment He has for you.” I've been in training since 1971. Oh boy, my assignment must really be a doozy! I know many others who can relate to the way I feel. I identify greatly with Joseph in Psalm 105:19 where it is written: “Until the time that His word came: the word of the LORD tried him."