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Reverend Dr. Lance D. Watson

Dr. Lance D. Watson is a three-time Summa Cum Laude 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 Magna Cum Laude Graduate of the Samuel DeWitt Proctor School of Theology at Virginia Union University from which he holds a Master of Divinity and a Summa Cum Laude 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, and Minister of the Year 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 www.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 almost 12,000 persons meeting across three locations in three different counties, and it supports mission and ministry causes around the globe.

A fierce proponent of spiritual and economic development, Saint Paul's has acquired more than 330 acres of land as part of its plan to construct “The City of Possibility,” a master planned community that will provide more than 120 acres of housing, commercial and retail spaces, a park, an elementary school, a performing arts academy, a retreat and conference center, an urgent care facility, an assisted living and memory care community, an urban farm and community gardens.

A native of Detroit, Michigan, he is married to Rosemary Wilder, a noted and world traveled singer, producer and entrepreneur and together they parent three children, and five grandchildren.

A gifted communicator, pastor, ideapreneur, television personality, and cultural architect, he is the author of three books, all available at lancewatson.org, and you can subscribe free to all of his social media publications at iamlancewatson.