Pastor Eric and Judy Watson – Canadian Director

Hello! We are Pastor Eric and Judy Watson from Kincardine, Ontario, Canada. It has been our privilege to be actively involved with GMSA since 2010 with Eric becoming the Canadian Director in 2011.

Eric was born in Galt (Cambridge) Ontario and Judy was born in South Bend, Indiana, USA. However, most of Eric’s growing up years were in a farming community in Varney, ON. Most of Judy’s growing up years were in farming communities just north of Dayton, Ohio.

Eric was saved as a young boy at the breakfast table, being led to the Lord by his mother. Judy was saved as a young girl at at children’s meeting at a Christian family camp.

We met at Emmanuel Bible College in Kitchener, Ontario. and were married in 1972. Eric was an assistant pastor at Temple Baptist Church, Cambridge, ON for 19 years, and then was pastor at Port of Fellowship Baptist Church (now Shoreline) in Port Elgin, ON for 12 years. We then moved to Kincardine where he was senior pastor at Lighthouse Fellowship Baptist Church for over 10 years and from where he retired from full time pastoral ministry in 2014. He now serves as the Association Shepherd pastor for the Bluewater Association of the Fellowship of Evangelical Baptist Churches of Canada. This involves meeting with the pastor’s one-on-one for encouragement and fellowship.

We have four children:

  • Aresia Watson, Pensacola, Fl.
  • Nathan (Wren); Alonya, Bree, and Caylie – Murfreesboro, TN
  • Erika (Thor) Penrod – Piqua, Ohio
  • Timothy (Vanje); Adelaide and Olivia, Tiverton, ON

It has been a delight to take several work teams to Chile to help with renovations at the camps in Lican Ray and Pirque. We look forward hopefully to being able to take more teams as the Lord provides.

Blessed is the man that trusteth in the LORD, and whose hope the LORD is. Jeremiah 17:7

This we have experienced over and over. We give Him all the glory and praise.