Chris Watson

Chris Watson

Letter Carrier at USPS

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Location:
475 L’Enfant Plaza SW, Washington, D.C., District of Columbia, United States
Company:
USPS
HQ Phone:
(202) 268-2000

General Information

Experience

Senior Pastor  - GracePointe Church

Pastor To Students  - Brazos Pointe Fellowship

Senior Pastor  - GracePointe Church

Pastor of Students  - Live Oak Community Church

Pastor To Students  - First Bible Church

Pastor  - Hollonville Campus

Education

Atlanta Christian College

Mercer University

Masters of Divinity  - Student Ministry , Soutwestern Baptist Theological Seminary

bachelor's degree  - Kinesiology , Stephen F. Austin State University

degree  - Kinesiology , College at Stephen F. Austin State University

Affiliations

Moderator, Minister  - Scioto Valley Presbytery

Recent News  

The decision late Monday rejected a civil claim for damages against the former minister, Chris Watson.The teen said he emotionally and sexually abused her in the fall of 2004, when she was 15 and he was associate pastor at the Church of the Resurrection. In the six-day trial, defense attorney Thomas Magee compared the accusations against Watson, 38, to the Salem witch hunts. The girl had alleged in the suit that both Resurrection, a congregation of 1,500 members at 9907 Sappington Road, and the Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod had failed to properly supervise Watson. Watson, the church and the synod all denied any wrongdoing. The Rev. Michael Bronner, the pastor of Resurrection, said Tuesday, "The settlement itself says there is no admission (of responsibility) whatsoever." The teen, now a college freshman, testified that Watson manipulated her emotionally, turned her against her parents and planted thoughts of suicide, Susan Carlson, another attorney for her, claimed Watson had hugged the girl for his own arousal. But Watson testified that he hugged everyone at Sunday services, "including older men.It was a greeting, to say hello, to say welcome, glad you are here." He described himself as "a listening ear" to the teen, who had stopped by every day to talk "about general life issues, school, grades, band."He insisted that he did not manipulate her or try to turn her against her parents. Watson resigned from the ministry in late 2005, as the synod requires when ministers get a divorce.He has remarried and works for the U.S. Postal Service.

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The decision late Monday rejected a civil claim for damages against the former minister, Chris Watson.The teen said he emotionally and sexually abused her in the fall of 2004, when she was 15 and he was associate pastor at the Church of the Resurrection.In the six-day trial, defense attorney Thomas Magee compared the accusations against Watson, 38, to the Salem witch hunts.The girl had alleged in the suit that both Resurrection, a congregation of 1,500 members at 9907 Sappington Road, and the Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod had failed to properly supervise Watson.Watson, the church and the synod all denied any wrongdoing.The Rev. Michael Bronner, the pastor of Resurrection, said Tuesday, "The settlement itself says there is no admission (of responsibility) whatsoever."The teen, now a college freshman, testified that Watson manipulated her emotionally, turned her against her parents and planted thoughts of suicide.But Watson testified that he hugged everyone at Sunday services, "including older men.It was a greeting, to say hello, to say welcome, glad you are here."He described himself as "a listening ear" to the teen, who had stopped by every day to talk "about general life issues, school, grades, band."He insisted that he did not manipulate her or try to turn her against her parents.Watson resigned from the ministry in late 2005, as the synod requires when ministers get a divorce.He has remarried and works for the U.S. Postal Service.

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Chris Watson
Senior Pastor Phone: (912) 393-3601 Email:chris@gracepointechurch.org Chris Watson, formerly of Macon, GA is the Lead Pastor of GracePointe Church. Chris is a graduate of Mercer University. He and his wife Trish, are both graduates of Dallas Theological Seminary. They have three sons, Caleb, Connor and Cameron. Chris spent 15 years in youth ministry serving churches in Alabama and Georgia and leading in several parachurch organizations before coming to GracePointe. He is a speaker and author. Chris and Trish desire to glorify Christ in all things.

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