Adam and Laura have been married for 8 years and are thrilled to serve Jesus together as a family. They have a sweet two-year-old daughter named Lucy. They have always had a passion for both the local church and the mission of God among the nations. After sending people to the nations, it is now their time to say “yes” and go. God’s sovereign hand on their lives has led them to move to London, England, to serve God’s people and reach the lost.
The Watsons are partnering with Commission Global to train church leaders and will be planting a church out of a historic church in downtown London. Their vision is that this church plant will be a multicultural training ground that will send church planters from the nations living in London to reach the unreached nations of the world.
London is uniquely a global gateway city to the rest of the world with people from nearly every tribe, tongue and nation present. Over 300 languages are spoken in London and over 50% of Londoners today were born outside of the United Kingdom. There are over 1 million Muslims living in central London as of 2022. London was once a city that helped spur on the modern missions movement to nations around the world. Now missionaries from those same nations where the gospel had been taken, are returning to London to reach London for Jesus once again. London today is described as one of the loneliest major cities in the world. England is now considered to be a post-Christian nation, with only 3% of Brits attending an evangelical or gospel-preaching church. London is a unique opportunity to serve as both a pastor and missionary to the lost.
They believe the gospel moves at the speed of relationships.The Watsons bring a unique background of church experience and international missions experience. Over the last 12 years Adam has served pastorally in churches in San Marcos, Dallas, and most recently in Austin, Texas. Adam has also been blessed to preach the gospel in over 25 countries and train pastors, seminary students, and reach the lost in various international contexts. This has included mobilizing individuals and families to go to the nations from the States by leading teams, conferences, and discipleship groups.
While they were both attending Dallas Theological Seminary, Adam and Laura developed a heart for church planting and leadership development. They desire to help leaders thrive as they are sent and trained by Commission in spiritual formation, theological training, a passion for the lost and a growing love for Jesus. Adam is also continuing his Doctorate of Educational Ministries at Dallas Theological Seminary. His focus is in International Ministry Residencies in an effort to train and develop leaders to be sent to the nations with access to seminary education. Their heart as a family is to empower leaders to cast strategic vision and discover God’s call on their lives.
The Watsons affiliated with New International in 2023, and we encourage you to partner with them in both prayer and finances. Please feel free to reach out to the Watsons via email or on their website. They would love to connect with you and share more of what Jesus is doing in the nations.