Hey there, I’m Peter Watts, Jr. I’m a church planter, educator, father, husband, entrepreneur, and cultural influencer and author of a new book called "Prodigal Father."
Peter Watts was born and raised in South Los Angeles. He is a graduate of Cal State Dominguez Hills where he received his B.A. in Mass Communications. He received his Master's of Education in Administration and Leadership degree from University of Phoenix. He just graduated from Fuller Seminary with his Masters in Theology in Spring 2017. His educational career began 20 years ago in Los Angeles Unified School District at Compton Ave Elementary School. He then taught for 7 years at a charter organization where he also was the founding principal of Thurgood Marshall Middle School, a blended learning and project-based focus school. Peter ended his career as the Director of Blended Learning where he developed a comprehensive and innovate approach to education for this charter school district. Peter currently pastors The Rock Church and is the Regional Vice President for World Impact's West Coast Region. He has been married to his wife Didi Watts for more than 23 years and has three children: Jasmin Anderson, Avery Watts, and Imani Watts.
Good news for the city
In addition to all of the accomplishments in Peter's life he also finds time to lead a network of churches and leaders in the Reformed Church of America as well as the Christian Reformed Church in something called The Kingdom Enterprise Zone in Los Angeles (KEZ LA). Peter is also the Los Angeles catalyst for Gospel Ventures which is an organization that trains up leaders, pastors, and entrepreneurs, for social impact.
"My call is unique in that I believe God has given me the experiences and the gifts to expand my circle of influence beyond what people expect from a kid who grew up in the inner city."