Rev. William D. (Dick) Jackson resigned as senior pastor of Highway Assembly of God on June 9, a position he had served in for the past 20 years. His decision to step down as pastor followed several months of prayer and seeking God’s direction as he began to sense “it was time” for he and his wife, Catherine, to lay aside the mantle of pastoral leadership at Highway.

The church’s advisory board formally recognized Pastor Jackson during the Sunday morning service on June 30, designating him as “pastor emeritus” for the church.