The Reverend Dyheim T Watson Sr., Senior Pastor of the First Nazarene Baptist Church of Camden, NJ, is a native of the City of Philadelphia being the 3rd of four children born to Deacon Virgil and Carolyn Watson. The Lord specially crafted this young man of God to be used in a mighty way.
Rev. Watson was educated in the Philadelphia School system upon graduating from High School he entered Eastern College and Eastern Baptist Theological Seminary where he received his Bachelors of Arts degree in Practical Theology and Organizational leadership. Watson also completed his certification in Pastoral studies from the Faith Bible Seminary in St. Roberts, MO where he graduated with honors.
Rev. Watson started his Christian walk over and ministry over 17 years ago at the Christ Community Baptist Church in Philadelphia Pa under the Pastorate of the Rev. Arthur R White, the Lord later led him to the First Nazarene Baptist Church in Camden NJ under the Pastorate of the Rev. J A Jones. Upon receiving his call to ministry Watson has served in the following capacity Youth Pastor and Musician to the Mt. Lebanon Baptist Church and the New Temple Baptist Church, Philadelphia Pa., Interim Pastor of the Greater Praise Baptist Church, Interim Chaplin for the 427th Transportation Battalion of the US Armed Forces and Recently Special Chaplain for the IRR recalled mission for “Operation Iraqi Freedom” where he was deployed for 10 months.
In 2003 Rev. Watson accepted the Pastorate of the Unity Baptist Church in Chester PA making him one of the youngest pastors in the City of Chester.
Rev. Watson has a heart for community development and the cities in which he has served. He is the former Executive Director of Young Black Minds Inc., former student organizer of the Philadelphia Student Union, former elected President of the Philadelphia School Board City Wide Student Government, and although it was an unsuccessful bid in 2010 Watson became the youngest candidate to run for State Representative in the 186th legislative District where he is noted for being an activist on student and civil rights.
Watson is the CEO of Dyheim T Watson Sr. Ministries and Life Center Community Development Inc. which formerly produced a weekly outreach television and radio ministry that was viewed on Philadelphia WWJT, Channel 7 and heard on Chester’s Praise 1590 radio station for several years. He also oversees a Cyber Charter School Partnership, Summer Enrichment Program, After School Program and various community outreach programs.
In 2012 Rev. Watson accepted a Pastoral position at the First Nazarene Baptist Church in Camden NJ. His home Church where he is honored and privileged to assist his Pastor, Rev. JA Jones, and continue the foundation and vision that he has laid.
Reverend Watson is married to Lady Marsha Yancy-Watson and is the proud father of three beautiful children Ashley Cheray, Dyheim Tyree Jr. and Amber Rose-Marie. Rev. Watson has traveled this country as wells as to Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, Rwanda East Africa, Mazatlan, Mexico, Germany, London, Scotland, South Africa, Italy and England preaching the Gospel of Jesus Christ. The Philadelphia Daily News in a 1999 interview described Watson as a “Young preacher with a zeal for people.”
Reverend John A. Jones, Emeritus Pastor of the Nazarene Baptist Church of Camden, NJ attended the Washington Bible College, Washington Baptist Seminar, Bowie State College, and the University of Richmond, in Richmond, Virginia. He began his early education in the Washington, DC public school system.
As a Pastor of two church from 1971-1976; Oxford and Mt. Zion Baptist Church in Sparta, Virginia, Pastor Jones began to be recognized on a National and International level as the “Bible Preacher” and in 1976 God called him to pastor the First Nazarene Baptist Church of Camden, New Jersey.
Pastor Jones has been a keynote speaker on numerous occasions, both locally and internationally. His ministry to Foreign Mission has been extensive and has reach such places as San Andres, Columbia, Barbados, West Indies, and Haiti. He has also preached in the historic Providence Baptist Church, Liberia, West Africa.
Pastor Jones is a firm believer in the Community as a Village concept and has been very instrumental in establishing Village Outreach Services to include transportation for the elderly, food, and clothing storehouse for the needy and formerly the “Nazarene Hour”, a Sunday morning weekly radio ministry on WTMR Radio, 800 on the AM Dial broadcasting from Camden, NJ.
Pastor Jones has many affiliations which include Past Assistant Treasurer of the Foreign Missions Bureau of the Progressive National Baptist Convention, member of the Mayor’s Advisory Committee, Past Chairman of the Bethany Baptist Ministers’ Retreat, Honorary member of the Camden Police Department, Chaplain for the New Jersey State Troopers and a member of the Boys & Girls Club of Camden, NJ.
He has a special love for Missions and the prophetic scriptures. Pastor Jones is constantly in demand from all sectors of the community. Under his leadership, Pastor Jones and the Nazarene family moved into their new sanctuary in February, 2007. god continues to work through Pastor Jones to bless the community through his leadership and vision.
He is the father to one son, Phillip, one daughter, Tita; daughter-in-law Daphne, two grandsons, Mr. & Mrs. Bryce Jones, Mr. & Mrs. Brandon Jones and a great grandson “Jackson Jones”.
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