Welcome to The Promise Online Baptist Church

Hello, My name is Brother Derrick W. Jackson and I am ecstatic and proud to show you my social media church / Online Church.  I am a new teacher of the word(Please note I have not been ordained nor do I have a minister's license but I have answered the call to spread the word) I am not new to the church and worshipping Jesus Christ.  I'm his human clay that he is molding every day, in other words I'm not perfect and have made a lot of mistakes that I do not want others to repeat. As the fires burn in California we pray for the victims.  Life shows us all the time that we are not always in control and bad things happen to good people.  A lot of times we scream out, "WHY GOD!!!!"  Several months ago I broke down on Labernum Avenue in Richmond, Virginia screaming, "He plays games with peoples lives!!"  God is not like man and remember he loves you unconditionally. And life does not turn out as we expect it but we know  "his will be done".

My Kirk Franklin Playlist

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Jesus by Kirk Franklin

 Kirk Franklin is my favorite Gospel artist. Take a listen to "Jesus". I love the way this song starts

Back To It

  It's been about seven months since I made a post on this website. I've done everything but witness.  Last night I listened to Kirk Franklin's music, and I was really inspired. Prior  I had started a blog called Rap Constellations, where I planned to document the rap game.   I love Rap, and many have inspired me, but my plan is to work on this blog. I started this blog that you are reading now in 2018. My goal is to keep working on it. I am not a preacher, but you don't have to be ordained to witness and teach God's word.  I have to pace myself.  That said, I still plan to work on my app development as well. I thank Jesus for everything that he has done in my life. I need him, and I love him.  He has always been there for me. He's gotten me out of the worst situations in my life.  I need Jesus and exalt him and praise him for his grace and mercy. Thanks for taking the time to view this blog.

Staying Focused

  The Way, The Truth, The Life by Derrick W. Jackson I created a Quick Study guide called The Way, The Truth, The Life back in 2020. Today as I looked over it, I found my mind wandering on different thoughts. I was finding it hard to focus. I know that I have to stay Focused.  I'm always thinking about my past. I've had a hard time getting over what I lost: a job, a house, a car, my good name. I messed up so bad legally that it's very difficult to come back from it. I ask my self why am I so upset all the time? God has provided for me again and again. At one point I was homeless. I now and renting a room from a friend.  On top of all that I have mental and physical disabilities. I worry about money but I got Social Security. I tell myself that I don't want to be dependent on it. What will happen if it gets cut. I will be up the creek then. The story of Noah tells us that we must be ready for a flood that may come in our life. Build our ark so we can be safe and survive.

A miracle

 Something incredible happened to me years ago and I shared it with my church brothers and sisters during a Facebook Live session, a Sunday service by Bishop Wade McRae at Union Cathedral Baptist Church in Valdosta, Georgia. Years ago I was homeless. This was 2018. I lived in Valdosta, Georgia. Although I was homeless, I still got a Social Security Check. So one day I caught and Greyhound bus and went to Virginia. To make a long story short I ended up in Richmond, Virginia. I was still homeless. One day I was sitting outside at Publix on Laburnum Avenue at White Oaks mall. I was upset and I looked into the sky and yelled at God.  I said, "You help people that don't believe in you and you let Christians suffer. You let your son die on the Cross. You are not Perfect!"  I started crying and I left and was walking on Laburnum Ave. heading towards Williamsburg Road. I yelled and screaming as I cried, "He plays Games. He plays games with people's lives." As I cont

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Riots in Minneapolis

We have witnessed another killing of a black man at the hands of the police.  His name was George Floyd and he was arrested for using a counterfeit $20 allegedly at a store.  Police had detained him and he died after an officer  had him on the ground and handcuffed and pressed his knee into Floyd's neck for over 8 minutes.  Floyd was heard in the video telling the officer he could not breathe several times then calling for his mother. Days afterward people mostly black gathered in front of the third precinct which was later burned to the ground. I know this makes us in the Black Community upset, disappointed, and sad but we cannot be violent by no means.  We must remember that this officer is not all police.  Most police dedicated their lives to protecting the community. This death should not have happened and is unexcusable.