William Henry Watson, III
William Henry Watson, III a profound man of God of notable character,
was born to Bishop William H. Watson and Arneda Watson. He grew
up under the spiritual and nurturing guidance of his father, pastor,
and Bishop in the Church of God in Christ, and his mother, a woman
of quiet strength and courageous faith. It would not be long before
his natural musical talent began to shine. Bishop Watson became
a very significant leader in the local and jurisdictional church
as his undeniable talents flourished. His leadership ability to
develop and establish the local choir and Jurisdictional Music Ministry
elevated him to serve as Minister of Music/President of the Texas
Northwest Music Department and Regional Coordinator of the Church
of God in Christ International Music Department.
prayer, faith, and hard work, Bishop Watson graduated from Texas
Tech University with a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering
Technology in 1991. This outstanding accomplishment allowed him
to be highly efficient and very proficient in the areas of his profession.
Bishop Watson’s profession in engineering has placed him in
positions from Technician to Senior Manager at CHR Solutions, Inc.
in Lubbock, Texas to becoming an entrepreneur.
Bishop Watson would soon learn that the Lord had a greater calling
on his life. In 2000, his passion for youth was noticed and he was
appointed as the President of the Youth Department for the Texas
Northwest Jurisdiction of the Church of God in Christ and served
in that position for 7 years. During this period he became intricately
involved with the International Youth Department as Website Administrator
and Regional Director.
Watson, a visionary, dedicated to excellence was appointed as pastor
of Alexander Chapel Church of God in Christ in 2003 where he continues
to serve faithfully. He also served as the Jurisdictional Secretary
and Chief of Staff. In 2009, Bishop Watson was appointed as the
Superintendent of the Lubbock #2 District. Later that year, he received
an appointment from Bishop Charles E. Blake, the Presiding Bishop
of the Church of God in Christ, Inc., to the position of Vice President
of Fiscal Affairs of the International Youth Department.
Lord was not through with him for in 2011, he was appointed to serve
his father, the Late Bishop W. H. Watson as an Administrative Assistant.
He was also appointed as National Adjutant Overseer for the Board
August 30, 2012, Bishop Charles E. Blake and the General Board designated
him to the office of Jurisdictional Bishop for Texas Northwest Jurisdiction,
third in secession after Bishop J. E. Alexander and Bishop W. H.
Watson. He was consecrated as Bishop of Texas Northwest Jurisdiction
on November 11, 2012. Later that week, he was elected as a National
Trustee Board Member of the Church of God in Christ, Inc.
Watson also has a great concern for his community. Because of this,
he has devoted time to serving as Vice President of the Lubbock
Interdenominational Ministerial Alliance, a board member of the
African American Leadership Forum and various other community initiatives.
William H. Watson, III, is married to the lovely Dr. Stacy P. Caviel-Watson.
They have two beautiful and talented children, Taylor Nicole Watson
and William Cullen Watson, IV.
anointing of God is on his life as he strives to touch the lives
of others and bring them closer to God. He is an example of the
scripture he professes: Commit your work to the LORD, and your plans
will be established. Proverbs 16:3.