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Watson Memorial Teaching Ministries is one church in two locations: the beautiful Garden District of New Orleans on famous St. Charles Avenue and the Historic Algiers neighborhood. Our church's motto is Making the Impossible, Possible through Jesus Christ. Pastors Tom and Pat Watson have dedicated their lives to using their spiritual authority and their gifts and talents to strengthen the fiber of New Orleans and better the lives of people.
At Watson Memorial families are challenged to operate in their spiritual gifts and in the fruit of the spirit while seeking and saving those who are lost and challenged. Because of the ministries holistic approach, the church reaches families beyond the four walls of the edifice to partner, collaborate and connect to bring about family wellness and preservation.
Pastor Tom Watson is in his 25th year of pastoring. Pastor Pat joined her husband in full-time ministry work in 1995. Together, they began The Family Center of Hope, Inc., the 501c3 not-for-profit arm of Watson Memorial in 1989. The Family Center of Hope operates as a holistic institution of education and social services from a faith-based perspective to the entire family. At the core of the center's philosophy is a deeply embedded set of values about families and the nature of how help should be extended to them. The Watson Memorial Christian Academy was started in 1997.
Watson Memorial also boasts a five star music ministry that has been repeatedly featured in the gospel tent at the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival, and the Mass Choir was the only church choir to open the first Essence Music Festival, a new event in New Orleans several years ago.
In 2003, their son, Corey Watson began pastoring members of the Algiers church.
Tom and Pat Watson have dedicated their lives to public service as pastors, social workers, and community organizers. Their leadership has always encompassed integrity, commitment and a heart for people. Here at Watson Memorial, we continue “Making the Impossible, Possible through Jesus Christ!