Pastor G. F. and Rose Watkins
Pastor G. F. was an All-America College Athlete in 1985. He graduated with a master's degree in educational counseling. He coached and taught in Texas high schools, and in 1991, he began his work in the ministry at Abundant Life Christian Center in La Marque, Texas under Pastor Walter Hallam. Pastor G. F. and Rose Watkins began PowerHouse Church in 1996, knocking on doors in the Katy area, inviting people to a different kind of church: one of diversity, culture, and maturity of character, created to bring order to a world of chaos. Since then, PowerHouse has grown to about 1,000 members.
Together Pastor G. F. and Rose have three boys Cole, Grant, and Dayne. Over the years, they have traveled to Africa, Australia, France, Argentina, Peru, Ireland, Hawaii, England, New Zealand, and Scotland, effectively ministering to men and teaching leadership and multiplication principles. The Watkins have planted PowerHouse Namibia and PowerHouse Peru with spiritual sons.
Pastor G. F. founded Powerhouse Church as a spiritual son of the late Dr. Edwin Louis Cole, founder of Christian Men’s Network. He has authored four books. His latest book is entitled The Alpha Male and the Women Who Get Them.
Pastor G. F. received “The Emerging Young Leader of the Year” award in 2002 from the National Coalition of Men’s Ministries. In 2009 Pastor G. F. and Rose stretched their faith to build Jordan Ranch, a $10 million Christian retreat center. Jordan Ranch has served over 40,000 people in only 8 years and is considered the finest group retreat center in the state of Texas. Over 50 churches use Jordan Ranch annually, as well as the Wounded Warrior Project and other national organizations.
For the past 4 years during March, Jordan Ranch have hosted Intense Men, a men’s event where over 1,000 father and sons come together to camp, compete, and be strengthened with wisdom to overcome life’s challenges.
Pastor G. F. has launched an apostolic ministry called the Genesis Team to help pastors and leaders maintain their course and reach their destiny. This new ministry is already helping cover nine churches and ministries while simultaneously focusing on helping our local high school, college, and professional athletic coaches. Jordan Ranch and a team of excellent ministry coaches/leaders are at the center of this new ministry who have a desire to make a difference for eternity.