Special Needs Sue Jakes

Sue Jakes

Sue JakesEmail: sjakes@pcanet.org
Home Church: Westminster PCA (Atlanta)
City/State: Jonesboro, Georgia

Sue is the mother of four (ages 26-36) and grandmother of seven (ages 1-9). She has worked for the PCA Christian Education and Publications committee and Great Commission Publications for 27 years and now serves as the Children’s Ministry Coordinator of the PCA. She received a Master of Education from University of West Georgia, taught public school for eight years, and homeschooled for 22 years.

Why are you passionate about disability ministry?
Having trained teachers in the church for the last 27 years, I see churches with strong disability ministries picturing the Gospel message in ways that many churches never do. I also hear the cry of many churches for help in reaching the children and families with special needs. It is exciting to think what might happen in the kingdom if everyone gets “on board”.

What topics in the arena of special needs ministry are of most interest to you?
I am especially interested in Christian education ministries to children and families.

What is your heartfelt prayer for our churches, when it comes to special needs ministry?
Give us the eyes of Jesus to see those who are in need of the gospel in word and deed. Give us the heart of Jesus so that we will not rest until we reach out to the task of loving and serving them in His name. Give us the power of Jesus, that by his Spirit we can joyfully do His work in this place at this time, finding rest in the work until He comes to take us home where we belong.

Favorite Food:

Favorite Book:
When God Weeps (Joni Eareckson Tada and Steven Estes)

Favorite Quotation:
“Children are the living messages we send to a time we will not see.” Neil Postman

“People who know me well, most frequently hear me say…”:
“We must raise up a mighty army of Jesus men and women from the children of our churches.”