|Written by Rock the Block|
The Jimmy Jack story entails a life journey beginning with being one of the youngest of nine children during the turbulent times of the sixties, seventies and eighties. As a young child, Jimmy Jack, had to deal with the wounds that his father carried from a WW II P.O.W. camp and the consequences of his mother’s role in the Civil Rights Movement with Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Subsequently this lead to his mother's mental breakdowns and rejection from the white community for being brought up in a black culture. Shock treatments and medication left his parents so sedated that Jimmy was left to fend for himself. The home was taken over by a mixture of violence and drug abuse. Jimmy's parents were both admitted into psychiatric wards several times throughout his childhood which left him with no parental guidance. The Jack's were caught in the whirlwind of the Cultural Revolution, the drum beat of protest, Woodstock, The Vietnam War, as well as the assassinations of Martin Luther King and the Kennedys, leaving the entire family stuck in the bondage of drugs, alcohol, and promiscuity. His immediate family went through 15 divorces, broken dreams, detoured destinies and the AIDS virus that led to several deaths. Jimmy became a hopeless, homeless drug addict and alcoholic.
On the threshold of death, he discovered a life changing relationship with Jesus Christ!
|Last Updated on Saturday, 14 May 2011 20:19|