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Our Pastor

Bishop Tom H. Watson is the Pastor and Presiding Bishop of Gloryland Apostolic Cathedral. Bishop Watson was saved and received the Holy Ghost in January 1956. He was saved under the leadership of the Late Bishop A.D. Bradley of New Bethel Apostolic in Richmond, California. Bishop Watson has pastored since 1978.

Bishop Watson is a graduate of the University of California at Berkeley, with both a Bachelors of Arts and a Master's degree in Health Planning and Administration. Bishop Watson has a universal ministry with Gloryland Pentecostal Ministries located in London, England. under the Leadership of Elder Joseph Apraku. In addition, Bishop Watson has affiliation in Johannesburg, South Africa at Faith Temple Apostolic Ministries, where Elder Timothy Jacobs is Pastor.

Bishop Watson is a former department chairman for Antioch University - San Francisco, California, and has worked in various endeavors, such as assisting in the development of West Contra Costa County Health Care Cooperation; hired by the Association of Bay Area Governments; worked extensively with the City of San Francisco in Health Management and Health Education.


Bishop Watson has been married to Mother Hazel Watson for 50+ years, and is the father of six children, Michael W, Reggie, Regina, Kisha, Mechelle, and Michael V, three of which are serving God in the Beauty of Holiness.

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