Welcome to Our New Pastor!
August 1, 2018 we welcomed our new pastor, Rev. David Watson!
Before joining the MRPC Family, David worked for Baptist Community Ministries and served as Chaplain for the New Orleans Police Department from 2016-2018. In that role David served the members and families of the N.O.P.D. as well as the citizens of New Orleans. While there David earned his Board Certification in Chaplaincy becoming a member of the Association of Professional Chaplains.
David holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Political Science from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte (2009) and a Masters of Divinity Degree from Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary (2015). After completing his degree from Austin Seminary, David completed a Chaplain Residency Program with Seton Medical Center in Austin, Texas. During that program, David served as the Trauma Chaplain at Dell Children’s Medical Center and the ICU Chaplain at Seton Medical Center in Austin.
David is married to the Reverend Sarah Chancellor-Watson who serves as the Associate Pastor for Mission and Outreach at St. Charles Avenue Presbyterian Church in New Orleans. David and Sarah have a dog named Buster, who fills up half of the pictures on David’s phone. David has a passion for cooking and golf, and is beyond excited to join the family at MRPC!
Pastor's standard office hours will be:
Mondays 9:00a.m. - 1:00p.m.
Tuesdays 10:30a.m. - 2:30p.m.
Wednesdays 9:00a.m. - 1:00p.m.
Thursdays 9:00a.m. - 1:00p.m.
Fridays - day off
(times are subject to change)