Linda Jackson


Why REAL? When I first met Dolphus and Rosie Weary back in 1999, I was drawn to them in many ways.  The strangest draw was God telling me that I was going to give them $1 million.  I knew that I didn’t have $1 million to give, but I started to volunteer.  In 2006, I came to realize that I was to help them get to the $1 million through countless hours of doing whatever was necessary.  So, it wasn’t work for me.  It was a way to be a part of what God was doing.  REAL Christian Foundation is a great place for me even today after all these years.

REAL has a staff of believers in Jesus Christ.  We also reach out to our ministry leaders who are believers, so my walk with Christ has grown because of working with people who are on one accord.  At REAL, I can pray, sing, and worship, and that means the world to me.   

Hometown:  Shreveport, Louisiana

Current Residence:  Richland, Mississippi

Interests:  Traveling, spending time with family, bowling

Most Proud of:  My children: JoAnne, Albert, Jr., and Jennifer, My commitment and dedication to whatever I do, My family.

Quote:  I am a Christian, and I desire to see God in action on Earth through His people.  Being a Christian and being a part of REAL Christian Foundation is what I feel is a calling for me.

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Reggie Weary, pictured at his father's grave


REAL Christian Foundation established the RDW Fund after REAL Co-Founders Dolphus and Rosie Weary’s son’s untimely death in 2004. As a part of their healing process, they prayerfully considered ways to bless other youth from rural Mississippi. The interest from this fund is used to provide partial scholarships to students in rural Mississippi who are connected to community-based Christian ministries REAL supports. Students can use these scholarships to cover costs associated with attending boarding high schools, colleges or universities, technical schools, and graduate seminaries. The scholarships usually range from $1,000 – $2,000 per student. The RDW Fund was designed to help rural Christian ministries develop leaders. The hope is these leaders would have a heart to come back, give back, or serve back in their communities. As of today, REAL has provided over 50 scholarships to students associated with the rural, community-based Christian ministries supported by REAL.