VOLUME 13

Rev. WILLIAM
WATTY


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NAME

Reverend William W. Watty, M.A., B.D.

BORN:
William Wilberforce Watty
1st December, 1933
Portsmouth, Dominica

PROFESSION

Methodist Presbyter

FAMILY

PARENTS:
Margaret V. Watty (née Lundy) and Nathaniel E.B. Watty

SIBLINGS:
Undisclosed

SPOUSE:
Cisne Janice (née John)

CHILDREN:
Nathalie Ann (Brouwer), Lenore Judith

EDUCATION

1939–45 Portsmouth Government School, Portsmouth, Dominica
1946–52 Dominica Grammar School, Roseau, Dominica
1955–59 Union Theological Seminary, Kingston, Jamaica
1957–59 University of London, London, United Kingdom
1970–72 University of Birmingham, Edgbaston, Birmingham, United Kingdom
2005–10 University of the West Indies, Cave Hill, Barbados

DEGREES:
1950 Cambridge School Certificate
1952 Cambridge Higher School Certificate
1959 Diploma in Ministerial Studies, Union Theological Seminary, Jamaica
1959 Bachelor of Divinity (B.D.), University of London, UK
1972 Masters of Arts (M.A.) in Theology, University of Birmingham, UK
2010 Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in Theology, University of the West Indies, Barbados

CAREER

1953–55 Civil Servant, Administratorís Office, Government of Dominica
1959–61 Pastor/teacher, Virgin Islands Secondary School, British Virgin Islands Circuit, Tortola, British Virgin Islands
1960 Acting principal, Virgin Islands Secondary School, Tortola, British Virgin Islands
1961–63 Staff Secretary, Student Christian Movement, University of London, London, UK
1963–67 Pastor, North Trinidad Circuit, Trinidad
Methodist Chaplain, University of the West Indies, St. Augustine, Trinidad & Mausica Teachers College, Trinidad
1967–72 Tutor, Kingsmead College, Selly Oak, Birmingham, UK
1972–76 Senior Methodist tutor, lecturer in Old Testament Language & Literature, Church History, United Theological College of the West Indies (UTCWI), Kingston, Jamaica
1972–85 Lecturer in Biblical Languages and Literature, Church History, UTCWI, Kingston, Jamaica
1974–76 Deputy President, United Theological College of the West Indies (UTCWI), Jamaica
1976–85 President, UTCWI, Kingston, Jamaica
1985–90 Superintendent Minister, San Fernando and the South Trinidad Circuit, Trinidad, Methodist Church in the Caribbean and Americas (MCCA) Conference
1987–92 Chairman, South Caribbean District, MCCA
1990–92 Superintendent Minister, MCCA, Port of Spain and the North Trinidad Circuit, Trinidad
1992–97 President of the Connexional Conference, MCCA
1997–2002 Superintendent Minister, Roseau and the Dominica Circuit, MCCA
2002–03 (Retired) Active Supernumerary: Pastor of Mt. Wallis Congregation, Calibishie and Clifton Congregations and Acting Superintendent Minister, Dominica Circuit
2013–14 (Retired) Active Supernumerary: Pastor of Mt Wallis & Clifton Congregations

WORKS

PUBLICATIONS
1981 Awakening to Wider Horizons, (The Chancellor's Lectures), Theological Alumni Association, Queen's Theological College, Canada
From Shore to Shore: Soundings in Caribbean Theology
2016 The Nathan Narrative in 2 Samuel 7:1-17: A Traditio-historical Study, Wipf & Stock Publishers, USA

AWARDS

1958 Student Prize for the Carberry Essay, Union Theological Seminary
1992 Most Outstanding President in the Period, United Theological College of the West Indies
1993 Centenary Roll of Honour of Past Students, Dominica Grammar School, Dominica
2000 The Sisserou Award of Honour, Government of Dominica
Personality of the Year, The New Chronicle, Dominica
2006 Pastor, Preacher, Scholar Award, The Wesleyan Theological Society

NOTABLE

• Founder of the Student Christian Movement in Trinidad, 1965
• Lay Member of the Silk Advisory Committee of the Eastern Caribbean Supreme Court, 2010–14