Stephen Watson, Assistant Pastor of Groups and Discipleship
(Leader Profile)

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Stephen Watson is a gifted pastor and administrator.  He helps with small groups and education ministries at the church and is the primary leader in our Youth Ministry.

Stephen has been married to Lindsey for 7 years and they have four young children.  Both of them are former school teachers and avid readers.  Lindsey taught at a Classical School in Waco for several years, and Stephen taught at Central Texas Christian School.  They are  both native Central Texans:  Stephen grew up in Florence and Lindsey in Belton.

Stephen felt called to pastor at a young age and has preached and pastored many small Baptist churches during his college and seminary years. Stephen received his Master of Divinity degree from Truett Seminary at Baylor University.  After pastoring a particularly troubled church for about a year, Stephen and Lindsey decided they would prefer serving without pay in a healthy church over taking a “full-time” pastoral role in an unhealthy situation.  After a one-year detox from vocational pastoring, Stephen got a call from Dave McMurry at Grace Bible Church.  Grace Bible hired Stephen as part-time staff in the spring of 2008 to lead the youth and occasionally preach.  Stephen started full-time in 2010 and is a huge asset to our team.