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Pastor Bill  and Audrey Watson-Payne

Bio
Pastor Bill Watson-Payne is an Ordained Pastor who has served the Adventist church for over 18 years. His ministry began in Southwest Region Conference, then on to the Hawaiian Conference and currently in the Indiana Conference. His area of specialty is Small Groups Ministry and has had the privilege of teaching Small Groups Ministry to Pastors and Lay people in Brazil, Cuba, Antigua, Hawaii and other places on the Mainland USA.

Bill has had the joy of preaching the Good News of Jesus in places like Addis Ababa, Ethiopia; Fiji, Western Samoa, Venezuela, Cancun, Mexico and Mainland USA. Bill served the Hawaii Conference as Pastor and Departmental Director for Youth, Pathfinder, Camp, Adventurers and Church Ministries. When new Pastors joined the Team it was his responsibility to orientate them to the ministries of the Hawaii Conference.

Pastor Bill holds a Bachelors in Theology, Masters in Organizational Management, Masters of Divinity, and currently completing a Doctor of Ministry in Discipleship and Biblical Spirituality, with an expected graduation date of August 2014.

Bill is married to the former Audrey Binns and they have one adult daughter Keanna. One of Bill’s favorite texts is 2 Cor. 5:17-21(summary) “SINCE WE ARE A NEW CREATION IN CHRIST, AND HE HAS MADE US AMBASSADORS OF HIS KINGDOM, HE HAS GIVEN US A MINISTY OF RECONCILIATION”