Bishop Raymond E. Watts
Auxiliary Bishop, Church of God in Christ
Bishop Raymond E. Watts is a pastor, preacher, Bible teacher, lecturer, conference speaker, author and inventor. He is the Pastor of New Direction Church of God in Christ, Rancho Cucamonga CA, a real estate professional, investment consultant and accomplished businessman.
Bishop Watts has served New Direction COGIC as Senior Pastor for 40 years, being assigned by the late Bishop J.A. Blake.
On November 14, 2006 Bishop Watts was inducted into the College of Bishops and consecrated as the Jurisdictional Prelate of California Southern Third Ecclesiastical Jurisdiction of the Church of God in Christ where he served faithfully for 10 years. He is currently serving the Church of God in Christ as an Auxiliary Bishop and Resident Bishop of California Southern First Ecclesiastical Jurisdiction.
Bishop Raymond Watts is a Bible scholar and has a passion to teach the Lord’s people the word of God. His anointed teaching method, “through the entire Bible, book-by-book” style of teaching is carefully outlined to help spiritually hungry Christians draw close to God. He is a church organizer and mentor for many ministries and start-up churches guiding them to develop church growth and community evangelism procedures.
Bishop Watts has a B.S. degree in Electrical and Electronic Engineering with emphasis in bio-medical/ respiratory electronics, from California State Polytechnic University Pomona, M.A. in Business Management from the University of Redlands, M.A. in Religion, PhD in Church Administration from California Graduate School of Theology Glendale, CA., Honorary D.D. and Th.D. from Next Dimension University, Ontario, CA.
He has been the loving husband of his charming wife, Dr. Anita Y. Watts for 43 years, the father of four children and the grandfather of three wonderful grandchildren.
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