Rob Jackson

State Missionary Rob Jackson is director of the Office of Evangelism & Church Health. He previously served with the State Board of Missions in the Office of Evangelism from 1999 to 2003 and as director of the Office of Church Health from 2021 to 2024. Rob also served 15 years as pastor of Central Baptist Church in Decatur and eight years as associate pastor at Buck Run Baptist Church in Frankfort, Kentucky. He holds a Ph.D. and master of divinity degree from Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, Kentucky, and a pharmacy degree from Samford.

Rob and his wife Tonya are members at First Baptist Church, Prattville. They have one daughter, Abigail.


  • Rph, Samford University, 1986
  • Masters of Divinity, Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, 1994
  • Doctorate of Philosophy, Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, 1999


  • Interim Pastor, North Shelby Baptist church, 2022-present
  • Interim Pastor, Spring Hill Baptist Church, 2020-2022
  • Vice-President of Church and Community Engagement, 2020-2021
  • Interim Pastor, First Baptist Church, Tillman’s Corner, 2019-2020
  • Assistant to the President and Major Gift Officer, University of Mobile, 2018-2020
  • Pastor, Central Baptist Church, Decatur, 2003-2018
  • State Missionary, Office of Evangelism, State Board of Missions, 1999-2003
  • Pastor, Buck Run Baptist Church, Frankfort, KY, 1991-1999
  • Pastor, Antioch Baptist Church, Double Springs, AL, 1990