The Rev. Mike Watson

Mike grew up nearby in the golf capital of the world, Augusta, Georgia. However, as his golf career was clearly not going anywhere, he soon found his call to ministry while at Presbyterian College in Clinton, South Carolina. He attended seminary at Union Presbyterian Seminary in Richmond, Virginia. After pastoral residencies at Broad Street Ministry in Philadelphia and Southminster Presbyterian Church in Richmond, Mike was called to University Presbyterian Church in Baton Rouge, Louisiana in the summer of 2012 where he worked with the Christian Education program, youth groups, and college outreach. Mike and his wife Melody were married in March 2016. They enjoy live music, going on adventures, and hosting people in their home. In his spare time, Mike enjoys pickin’ on his guitar and mandolin. Mike is extremely excited about the call to Oglethorpe Presbyterian Church and looks forward to leading and joining the congregation in worship, fellowship, and service soon!