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Whitesburg pastor retires after 40 years

Pastor Jimmy Jackson retired after 40 years as the head of one of the area's largest churches. (Source: WAFF) Pastor Jimmy Jackson retired after 40 years as the head of one of the area's largest churches. (Source: WAFF)
HUNTSVILLE, AL (WAFF) -

It was a historic day for members of Whitesburg Baptist Church in Huntsville on Sunday. 

Pastor Jimmy Jackson retired after 40 years as the head of one of the area's largest churches. Huntsville Mayor Tommy Battle proclaimed today as Dr. Jimmy Jackson Day here in the Rocket City.

Huntsville mayor Tommy Battle also proclaimed today as 'Dr. Jimmy Jackson Day' in the Rocket City. 

When Jackson took over the church in 1978, it had 600 members. Today, more than 7,000 attend Whitesburg baptist, making it one of the most prominent Southern Baptist churches in Alabama.

The megachurch held a special retirement celebration to honor Jackson today.

All who have been impacted by his decades of ministry were invited to attend. We wish Doctor Jackson all the best. 

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