Bishop Michael Watson

Denomination: United Methodist Church (UMC)
Organization: North Georgia Conference of the United Methodist Church

Bishop Mike Watson was born into an active Methodist family in Dothan, Alabama. He received a Bachelor of Science degree in finance and real estate from the University of Alabama, received a master of divinity degree from Emory University's Candler School of Theology and a doctor of ministry degree from Vanderbilt University.

In 1972 he was ordained deacon by Bishop W. Kenneth Goodson, and in 1976 he was ordained elder by Bishop Carl J. Sanders in the Alabama-West Florida Annual Conference.

Bishop Watson served as pastor in Florida, as well as a founding pastor of Covenant United Methodist Church in his hometown of Dothan, Alabama. From 1990-2000 he served as the pastor of Dauphin Way United Methodist Church in Mobile, Alabama. He was elected to the episcopacy by the Southeastern Jurisdictional Conference in 2000 and served as Bishop in the South Georgia Area from 2000-2008

Bishop Watson is currently serving as the Episcopal leader of the North Georgia Area of the United Methodist Church. He is married to Margaret Lee Watson and has two children, Benjamin (Ben) Lee Watson and Elizabeth Watson Riddle. He is also a proud grandfather to Alex and Andrew Watson and Camilla Riddle.

 

Day1 Weekly Programs by Bishop Michael Watson

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Holy Week: Then and Now

Tuesday December 01, 2009
As the church celebrates Palm Sunday, Bishop Michael Watson of the North Georgia Conference of the United Methodist Church reviews "Holy Week: Then and Now."

Video by Bishop Michael Watson

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Bishop Mike Watson (Part 2) - Day1 Conversations with Peter Wallace

Tuesday December 01, 2009
Day1 host Peter Wallace sits down with the head of the North Georgia Conference of the United Methodist Church, Bishop Mike Watson, and discusses the many challenges facing the Church today and how the recession has affected faith and ministry.

Bishop Mike Watson (Part 1) - Day1 Conversations with Peter Wallace

Tuesday December 01, 2009
Bishop Mike Watson, head of the North Georgia Conference of the United Methodist Church, sits down with Day1 host Peter Wallace to discuss the work of the Bishop and what it entails.