- Bradley D. Watson, BCBT — President
- Neal Thornbourgh — Vice President
- Scott Neathery — Secretary
- Jim Turnbo — Treasurer
- Bill Allen
- Chad Edgington
I grew up in a family which had three adopted children, me being one of the three. The other two were older girls. Each one of us was adopted at birth from different situations. All I know about my situation was that my biological mom was an older teen and my biological dad was several years older than she. I have known I was adopted all of my life. When I was six years old, I became a born-again Christian as my parents were very dedicated in their religious practices and they taught us at an early age about the Love of God through Christ. Over the next several years, my relationship with God grew as my understanding of Him grew. The first time I really felt God calling me to the ministry was when I was fifteen and I was at Glorietta, New Mexico with the youth group from my home church. During one of the afternoons, I had walked with a girl up the side of the mountain and I was talking to her about her relationship with her boyfriend. That evening, I told God that I would be a good Christian friend to people, but would not go into the ministry. From then on, I ran from God for the next four years. I did all kinds of things that were wrong and against what God wanted for my life. After my first year in college, I was confronted by my dad about the way my life was going and how he loved me too much to allow me to continue. That same morning, the pastor preached on the prodigal son and the love of the father. I told God that I was listening. Several weeks later, He called me to the ministry again.
I went to college and then seminary thinking that I was to be a pastor. Every church position that I took, I took believing that it was to help me become a pastor of a church. Skipping ahead several years, God got my attention through a difficult time in my ministerial life. He finally got me to the point of me listening to everything that He was telling me. He wants me to counsel people in their journey of being who God wants them to be. He has been preparing me for this ministry over the past 25+ years. Some of my experiences in my childhood, my teen years, my college years, my marriage and then in the ministry have helped me understand the need for the compassion as well as the direction from a godly, biblical counselor. My prayer is that Directed Path Ministries provides that for each person involved.
Married to Lisa McCloskey Watson since 1985.
Have two adult married children and 5 grandchildren:
David & Danielle Barker w/ Gideon, Ruth & Amos (to be born in Jan. 2016)
Caleb & Lindsey Watson w/ Lily & Ben
- Graduated from East Texas Baptist University in 1985 with a BS in Christian Ministries.
- Graduated from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in 1992 with a Masters of Arts in Religious Education.