Dr. Maurice Watson is the Senior Pastor of Metropolitan Baptist Church in Washington, DC and Largo, MD. He was born the seventh of eight children in Little Rock, Arkansas. At the age of 16 he accepted the call to preach the gospel and two years later was ordained.
Dr. Watson received a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Education from Philander Smith College in Little Rock and was class Valedictorian. He earned a MA Degree in Theology at Creighton University in Omaha, Nebraska, and a Doctor of Ministry Degree from Beeson Divinity School in Birmingham, Alabama.
Dr. Watson’s first pastorate was at St. Mark Baptist Church in Little Rock, where he served for 7 years. In November 1988, Dr.Watson accepted the call to pastor the Salem Baptist Church in Omaha, Nebraska, where he served for 15 ½ years.
In early 2004, sensing a new call of God on his life, Dr. Maurice Watson accepted the senior pastorate of Beulahland Bible Church in Macon, Georgia with the primary goal of impacting the world from Middle Georgia. His leadership took Beulahland to a second location of worship in Warner Robins, Georgia in February 2005. Dr. Watson’s vision of faith on the fast track didn’t stop there. Under his leadership, the church constructed a second worship facility on its Macon campus. The membership now enjoys a state-of-the-art 2500 seat sanctuary. Dr. Watson was installed as the sixth pastor of Metropolitan Baptist Church on April 12, 2015.
Dr. Watson also has a dynamic itinerant preaching ministry that extends across the continent and globe.
Dr. Watson is married to Janice and they are the parents of two beautiful daughters.