Apostle Willie Rookard is a man of integrity, distinction, and great
faith. He received the baptism of the Holy Ghost at the tender age of
9, and as a young teenager began his ministry in 1966 when ordained
under the pastorate of the late Bishop Randolph “Hurricane” Jackson;
and has held faithful to the Lord and preaching from that day. His
commitment to the word of God has taken him to places which he says
he never dreamed of going. His wisdom and prophetic ministry has
spoken words of encouragement and hope to many.
He has been a member of the church since 1960 and was installed there as pastor in
1998 after serving 23 years as Assistant Pastor, working tirelessly in many capacities.
His dedication to God, his wife, family, and church is remarkable!
He is a man whose personable, humble spirit renders him accessible to his colleagues
and laity. Many Pastors in the area come to him seeking prayer, his wise counsel and
requesting that he become their spiritual covering. He is referred to as a Pastor’s Pastor
in that he speaks wisdom and encouragement to the men and women of God who
constantly give of themselves to ministry. He embraces everybody with the love of Christ
and greets all he meets as, “my friend”. The blessings of the Lord have been with Apostle
Rookard, as he humbled himself before the Lord,
Under his watchful care, vision and leadership, has developed new procedures within the
ministry and carrying the message of hope throughout the local community, states and
foreign lands. Although this awesome man of God is an anointed vocalist, his greatest
gift and fulfillment comes with preaching the word of God and seeing people get
deliverance. He lives by the Word of God and operates under the unction of the Holy