V.K. Jack

Virginia K. Jack Scholarship Fund


The Mother of Ben Simmons and a Purdue University Calumet alumni, passed away on April 23, 2014.  The Virginia Jack Scholarship Fund has been created in her honor.  Virginia believed in the pursuit of Education and started her post-secondary education at the age of 38.  The Scholarship will offer Full Tuition to one student for a complete year at Purdue University Calumet.  This page will display her biography, display her artwork and published books with information on how to purchase them for yourself, and instructions on how to send in a donation.  Please make checks payable to the BSSF and in the bottom portion indicicate that it is for the Virginia Jack Scholarship Fund.  Please send donations to 12163 Stone East Dr, Houston, Tx 77035.

Evangelist Virginia Kaye Jack was born on December 11, 1944, in Verona, Mississippi to the proud parents of Ruth May and J.D. Johnson. She accepted Christ as her Lord and savior at a young age of 20 at Bethel COGIC in Hammond, Indiana.

She graduated from Hammond Tech High School in 1961. She received her Bachelor of Arts in Religious Studies from Calumet College, her Master of Science in Education from Purdue University Calumet, and completed her Doctorial classes at Oral Roberts University in Tulsa, Oklahoma.  She resided in Hammond, Indiana most of her life, later moved to Tulsa, Oklahoma and finally to Houston, Texas.

Virginia dedicated her life to helping others believed in service.  With her 24 hour Prayer Ministry and the Prayer Press and Praise Ministries Inc. and Press On Magazine that she founded in 1985. She also served the Lord by hosting a religious radio program for over 10 years on WYCA, FM in Hammond, IN.  After 26 years of service, she retired from the U.S. Postal Service in 1991 to become a full time Evangelist.  She also worked in education as a personal tutor and as an educator working with children increasing their reading skills and assisting them to pass standardized testing.  She positively impacted the lives of many throughout her life by serving as a devout mentor, prayer warrior, and teacher.

Virginia was an author and a true artist. She has written several inspirational books of poetry and synopsis, including “The Blaze and the Balm”, ”In Foggy Quietness”, and “Love’s Purple Snowflakes.”   She saw beauty in all things around her and especially loved painting scenery.  Her artwork has been displayed at various art galleries throughout the Tulsa, OK area. She hoped to relate and share Peace, Tranquility, Beauty and Happiness to all that viewed her paintings.  We hope you enjoy the work that she has left behind.

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