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Alumni Highlight: Bill Watson ’07, M.A. ’11

Aaron Helm March 23, 2023

Bill Watson graduated from Criswell College in 2007 with a Bachelor’s degree in Biblical Studies, and in 2011 with a Master’s degree in Historical/Systematic Theology. His time at Criswell was an essential part of his journey to becoming a pastor. He has always felt called to teach about Christ, a calling that began when he was five years old. Bill has served in ministry his entire adult life, and Criswell provided him with the education and training he needed to pursue his calling.

Bill first heard about Criswell from a good friend of his named Eric Brabon. He had visited the college and was impressed with the devotion of the faculty and staff to the study of God’s Word. When Bill visited the college himself, he was struck by the dedication and passion of the people he met. He knew immediately that Criswell was where he wanted to be. During his time at Criswell, Bill built many lasting relationships with faculty and students that continue to bless him to this day. The education and relationships he gained at Criswell have had a profound impact on his life and ministry, and he will always be grateful for his time there.

If you are a young man or woman who feels called to ministry, Bill’s advice to you is to prioritize your education in sound and rich Theology, no matter your major. Study hard and dedicate yourself to learning as an act of love for God and the people you will serve. He also encourages you to remain committed to faithful service and worship in a local congregation of believers during your college years. Above all, pray for God to give you a humble affection for Him and His people, and He will guide you on your path towards ministry.

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