Rev. Dr. Lance D. Watson
Dr. Lance D. Watson is a graduate of Wayne State University in Detroit, Michigan from which he holds the Bachelor of Science in Psychology, the Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy and the Master of Arts in Guidance and Counseling. He is a graduate of the Samuel DeWitt Proctor School of Theology at Virginia Union University from which he holds a Master of Divinity and is a graduate of the Presbyterian School of Christian Education at Union Theological Seminary in Richmond, Virginia. He completed his doctoral studies at United Theological Seminary earning the doctorate of ministry degree. His achievements and recognitions are noteworthy. He has been honored as an Outstanding Community Leader, Outstanding Contributor to Education, Minister of the Year, as well as an African American Role Model by several organizations. He is listed in Who's Who in Religion and a member of the Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity. For over 30 years, he has served Senior Pastor of the Saint Paul's Baptist Church of Richmond, Virginia and chief visionary for its corporate affiliates. He is host of the telecast “Positive Power” seen globally at ww.myspbc.org. Saint Paul’s is a progressive, forward-looking, outreach oriented congregation for “People On the Grow” and serves as the spiritual home for more than 12,000 persons meeting across three locations in three different counties, and it supports mission and ministry causes around the globe. A native of Detroit, Michigan, he is married to Rosemary Wilder, and together they parent three children, and five grandchildren.