Pastor Dion J. Watkins
Reverend Watkins graduated from Lackawanna Senior High School in 1997. He continued his education at Canisus College where he obtained a Bachelors Degree in Elementary Education in 2001. He furthered his education by obtaining a Master's of Divinity Degree in December 2007. With each degree he graduated with honors.
Reverend Watkins in 2001 was employed by the Lackawanna City School District where he serves as a sixth grade teacher.
Reverend Watkins was called into the ministry in 1997 at the age of 17. He was installed as the Pastor of Mt. Olive Missionary Baptist Church in Lackawanna, NY on April 29, 2001. Under Pastor Watkins' leadership, in just a few years, many have come from near and far and joined the Mt. Olive Missionary Baptist Church Family. As part of Pastor Watkins' vision, many effective new ministreis have been stated at Mt. Olive.
Pastor Watkins is also very involved in his community. He is a member of the Baptist Minister's Conference of Buffalo and Vicinity. Pastor Watkins tries to encourage, enlighten, and uplift anyone he comes in contact with. He tries to treat everyone like they're somebody.
He believes that"with Christ all things are possible."