Matthew 16:18 (KJV)
And I say also unto thee, That thou art Peter, and upon this rock I will build my church;
and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it.
Pastor Iran E. Watson - Bio
God has blessed Pastor Iran with a wonderful wife, Dr. Yvonne Watson who works by his side in ministry as Co-Pastor. Her love and support is an outstanding asset and has helped him in a marvelous way. Pastor Iran has made it very clear “She is to me the absolute joy of my life." Together they have four adult children, Chimene, Iran II, Ashleigh, and Isaac. Their pride and joy are their two grandchildren, Cydneigh and Chancellor Iran.
Pastor Iran truly loves the people of God. He has a heart to see men and women grow and develop in the faith. Pastor Iran wants to see the Children of God once again become a people who have a thorough knowledge of the Word of God, and live a practical and holy life. “…God has not called us to be ignorant concerning the Christian life, but rather God has called us to the Excellency of the knowledge of Jesus Christ.”
Pastor Iran gave his life to Christ at the age of 14, and has been committed to serving the people of God ever since. The Lord called Him into the ministry of preaching the Gospel at the age of 16. Pastor Iran labored faithfully at Wayne Avenue Church Of God under the leadership of the late Elder J.C. Wilber, until the Lord led him to Hudson Street Church Of God to work under the late Pastor Bertha Clark. As he continued to grow and labor in the gospel, the Lord would lead him to work alongside of the late Pastor Clyde Howell, at the Sigsbee Avenue Church of God. It was there he began to take on more leadership roles, leading in praise and worship, serving in many capacities while developing as a church leader.
Pastor Iran’s father, mentor, friend, and Spiritual Father, the late Pastor John A Watson, asked if Pastor Iran could be released to work by his side as the Assistant Pastor at Deshler Ave Church of God. After nearly 15 years of faithful service, and the retirement of Pastor John A Watson, Pastor Iran accepted the call to become the new Senior Pastor of Kimberly Parkway Church of God, and has been privileged to be the Senior Pastor since 2005.
Pastor Iran joined the United States Air Force in 1979 and served his country well, receiving the United States Air Force Achievement Medal in 1987 after returning from Germany. Pastor Iran received an Honorable Discharge in 1988.