Word has reached the BMH offices of the homegoing on Monday, December 12 of Jim Jackson, former Grace Brethren pastor and son of church planters Ed and Polly Jackson.
Jim Jackson, who as recently as November 20 had candidated at a Grace Brethren church, died of congestive heart failure according to his father, Ed Jackson, at about 11 a.m. Monday. The younger Jacksons were living near Jackson Hole, Wyoming, where Jim had been serving as interim pastor at a small church. At first thought to have food poisoning, Jim was airlifted to Pocatello, Idaho, where he died.
Jim Jackson, 57, had pastored Grace Brethren churches in Lakeland, Fla.; Homer, Alaska; and had pastored the Echo Valley, Pa., Grace Brethren church, north of Harrisburg, for 13 years. Jim’s son-in-law, Rick Wulf, who is married to Jim’s daughter, Jill, continues at the Echo Valley church as youth and children’s pastor.
At Jim Jackson’s request, he is being cremated. At a later time, a memorial service will be conducted at the Grace Brethren Church in Powell, Ohio, with Pastor Rick Nuzum officiating. Jim’s father, Ed Jackson, has served the Powell church along with his wife, Polly, for a number of years in the areas of missions and prayer.