Pete Watts

Pete Watts oversees World Impact's mission for all of Los Angeles and its surrounding communities. Born and raised in Southern California, Pete holds a Masters in Communication and Education. After serving as an elementary school teacher, he opened the Thurgood Marshall Entrepreneurial Academy Charter Middle School in 2007. Pete has also felt God's calling him to preach. After being ordained by Missionary Baptist Church in Compton, he and his wife Didi launched The R.O.C.K. Church in 2008.

    Prodigal Father: I Went to Skid Row to Find Him

    I grew up in a two-parent household until I was in the 2nd grade. My father was my world. He was a business owner and entrepreneur. He had his own roofing company and took care of my mother, younger sister and I on his income. BY PETE WATTS He was a very bright man. He was highly intelligent and had an impeccable memory for things. I remember a time when he...

    The Politics of Jesus and the Color Purple

    My belief and thoughts on the politics of Jesus would take more than just one blog article to make my point but this is an attempt to give a general overview. BY PETE WATTS This past election cycle was challenging for African American Christians who wanted to be faithful to their Christian values and faithful to their neighbors who are marginalized and maligned by an American Christianity that sometimes doesn’t have...

    Empowering Urban Leaders to Go and Make Disciples

    Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age. — Matthew 28:19-20 Post Resurrection we read the story of Jesus speaking to his disciples. Many doubted that he had actually...