More About Jackson Family
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Meet the Children
A graduate of Erskine College, our oldest daughter, Rachel, taught sciences in the International Christian School in Caracas, Venezuela, for two years, but she now lives in Palmer, Alaska, with her husband Trevor Olson and their three precious children. While enjoying motherhood, she also comes alongside of her husband in his real estate/broker business. They serve in various capacities in their church, including on the outreach team and hosting a small group in their home, but their greatest area of service is with foster children. Many foster children have graced their home in addition to Rachel directing a summer camp and supporting a weekly mentoring ministry for foster children with Royal Family KIDS Mat-Su and serving on the steering committee of ROCK, Raising Our Kids with Kindness, with the Mat-Su Foundation. Recently, the governor of Alaska appointed her as a member of the state’s Social Work Examiner Board.
Also a graduate of Erskine College, our second daughter, Rebecca, interned at the Institute of Creation Research in San Diego, California, during her college years then served the Lord among Muslims in the Middle East for three years. Upon her return she met and married Josh Shrom of Lancaster, Pennsylvania, where they now reside with their two daughters and son. Rebecca volunteers at her local crisis pregnancy center where she translated parenting classes into Arabic and where she seeks to connect with the local Arab women. Josh serves on their church board while Rebecca serves on an international missions committee; they both teach Sunday School and lead a small group.
Miriam, our third daughter, graduated from Converse College with a degree in Vocal Performance. She absolutely loves singing praises to the Lord with her classically trained voice in churches, but she also enjoys singing the national anthem at sporting events and roles in local theater musicals. Miriam served on short term mission trips in Caracas, Venezuela, and Nairobi, Kenya, and she volunteered as a counselor at the Piedmont Women’s Center, a local crisis pregnancy center in our area. She taught sixth and seventh grade girls in Sunday School for several years, and currently performs with our church’s choir. On May 13, 2017, she married Brandon Schell and they welcomed their first child on April 5th, 2021.
Our fourth daughter, Hannah, is married to Dustin Miller, an epoxy coatings specialist, with whom she has three daughters and is expecting their first son. Before college she apprenticed at Miracle Mountain Ranch in Pennsylvania for a year, then she finished North Greenville University while concurrently taking classes to become certified with the Association of Certified Biblical Counselors. Hannah has served as conference director for Truth for a New Generation, a national apologetics conference, and co-directed a community prayer launch against abortion and Planned Parenthood, both attended by around 1,500 citizens of the South Carolina upstate. She has served as Chairwoman of the Christian Life and Public Affairs Committee of the SC Baptist Convention while also co-hosting on a daily radio show, Christian Worldview with Tony and Hannah, a talk show that discusses current events from a Biblical worldview. She has recently launched her own podcast, The Hannah Miller Show.
The fifth child but first son, Rob, also attended Miracle Mountain Ranch’s apprenticeship program for two years. He grew up down by the river (LOL), so he loves outdoor activities. He is a Safety and Basic Shotgun instructor with the National Rifle Association. Rob has served on several short term mission trips to Caracas, Venezuela and to Guatemala. After taking classes in Houston, Texas, he is level 2 NACE certified and now co-owns his own coatings company with Hannah's husband, Dustin, Miller-Jackson Coating Solutions. He was ordained as a deacon in his church in the fall of 2015 where he also taught a Sunday School class of fifth grade boys for three years. He married Rachel Marshall of Pennsylvania on October 15th, 2016 and they are expecting their first child in October 2021.
John Richard, the sixth Jackson, brings the Jackson household much joy as the first of our two special needs boys. Born with a serious respiratory defect and brain damage, he now serves in our home as the professor. He teaches us all what it means to be loving and kind while helping us to be servants just like Jesus. He loves to be around people, including traveling to Pennsylvania to help with Rebecca’s babies.
Jehu, the seventh Jackson child, also attended Miracle Mountain Ranch as an apprentice and graduated North Greenville University in 2019 as an Outdoor Education Leadership major. He hopes to share Christ through the avenue of the outdoors. He is the fourth Jackson to have worked with Child Evangelism Fellowship, sharing the gospel with children in backyard Bible clubs. He also served as a counselor in our church’s Kidfuge program and sang in the youth choir. Typical of a Jackson, he loves to sing and continues to sing in the adult choir. He worked two summers as a counselor at Camp Ridgecrest for Boys and now works alongside his brother Rob and brother-in-law Dustin as a coatings specialist.
Carla, our eighth child, graduated from our homeschool In His Steps Academy (as they all have done so). She took voice lessons throughout her high school years and taught horse riding lessons in addition to participating in one summer of Child Evangelism Fellowship. Like other siblings she completed a gap year at Miracle Mountain Ranch then attended North Greenville University before transferring and graduating from USC Upstate’s nursing program in 2020. She is the only one of our children to follow her parent’s footsteps into the medical world. Carla married Nathan Beasley, a mechanical engineering graduate from Clemson (yay!), in 2020 and they reside in Charlotte, NC where Carla works for a dental surgeon and as a sonogram technician for a local pregnancy center.
Thomas Jonathan Lee Jackson, named after Stonewall Jackson, Robert E. Lee, and his grandmother, Margie Lee Watson, is the caboose of the family but certainly not the least. Thomas loves listening to music and often sings around our home. No one would send Thomas back. As a family member with Downs Syndrome, he is the best professor of all because the lessons we all learn at the feet of Thomas are never ending and make us more like Jesus every day. Oh, yes, we love Tommy-boy!