Paul D. Watson is an author, disciple-maker coach, and missional entrepreneur.
Paul and his father co-authored Contagious Disciple Making: Leading Others on a Journey of Discovery, which was published by Thomas Nelson in 2014. They also co-authored a case study for Perspectives on The World Christian Movement that was published in the fourth edition of their textbook.
Disciple Making Coach
He grew up in 5 different countries – The United States, Hong Kong, Malaysia, India, and Singapore – and he loved it! His parents were church planters and Paul spent his life watching and learning from them as they made disciples all over the world. As a teenager, Paul remembers seeing his father push through incredible adversity and catalyze a modern Church Planting Movement in India, a movement that resulted in over 80,000 new indigenous churches and over 2 million baptisms!
Since the day God called Paul into full-time ministry, he has traveled over 200,000 miles training disciple-makers in the UK, France, Indonesia, Malaysia, Lebanon, Egypt, Germany, and all over the United States.
Until August 15,2015, Paul served as director of Cityteam’s Rescue and Recovery Center in downtown Portland, OR. Feeding the homeless while helping alcoholics discover sobriety and Jesus taught him incredible lessons about putting feet to faith and loving those who don’t love themselves. Paul left his role at Cityteam so that he can focus on catalyzing Disciple Making Movements among the unreached and under-reached peoples in the Cascadia Corridor (Oregon, Washington, Idaho, Montana, British Columbia, and Alaska) as Co-founder of Contagious Disciple Making.
Paul and his family are active members at Westside Community Church in Aloha, OR. Paul and his wife, Christi, lead a growth group that meets in their home on Sunday evenings. Paul is incredibly excited by his pastor’s desire to see 10,000 churches planted in the Pacific Northwest and wants to use his experiences to help his pastor and other ministry leaders plant churches among people who would not normally attend the typical church in North America.
Paul intentionally breaks things – especially mission and disciple-making systems – and looks for new ways to disciple people who will not be reached by current, well-established methodologies.
Paul spends a lot of time working with his teams to figure out ways help followers of Christ learn how to engage people who do not know how to relate with God in ways that facilitate meaningful relationships and spiritual conversations.