Pastor Raymond R. Watson Jr.
Pastor Watson received the Holy Ghost in December 1979. January 1, 1980, he married his lovely wife First Lady Mary Watson. To this union came 7 children and 9 grandchildren. He became the Home Bible Study Coordinator under the pastorate of the late Rev. Daniel T. Brown, founder of the Apostolic Outreach Center, from 1980 to 1982. In 1982, Pastor Watson received his call of God to preach the gospel. From 1983 until November 2003, Pastor Watson served as a full-time minister and Assistant to Pastor John R. Cupit at Apostolic Outreach Center. In November 2003, Pastor Cupit heard from God to pass the mantle to Watson and after being elected by an overwhelming majority he became pastor of AOC. Pastor Watson is an anointed preacher and teacher with a forte in altar work, soul winning, youth evangelism, family and marriage counseling. He has completed a B.S. in multidisciplinary studies focusing on Psychology and Sociology. He is also a licensed Pastoral Counselor and certified Marriage Counselor. Pastor Watson brings Jesus Christ to every event in which he is involved. God has chosen him to continue and fulfill the vision of the men before him. That is, to reach not only the New Orleans East area but also the whole city with this glorious gospel message.