Title: Minister, Educator & Consultant
Company: Greater Solid Rock Baptist Church
Location: Atlanta, Georgia, United States
John W. Waters, Ph.D., Minister, Educator and Consultant at the Greater Solid Rock Baptist Church, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Educators for dedication, achievements, and leadership in religious services and higher education.
Backed by some 50 years of professional excellence, Dr. Waters taught as an instructor of high school science and math for the Atlanta Public School System, and an instructor at the School of Theology at Boston University (BUST); associate professor and director of Black Studies at the University of Detroit; a professor and adjunct at the Interdenominational Theological Center (ITC), Atlanta; adjunct professor, Morris Brown College, Atlanta; senior minister of The Greater Solid Rock Baptist Church, Riverdale, GA; and as a senior regional vice president for Primerica. At the beginning of his ministerial career, he joined the Ebenezer Baptist Church, Boston, as its youth minister and minister of religious education. He has never strayed from the path of serving God, working as interim minister for Myrtle Baptist Church, West Newton, MA, and minister ad interim for Friendship Baptist Church, Atlanta, and the Fellowship Missionary Baptist Church, Minneapolis; and as senior minister emeritus of The Greater Solid Rock Baptist Church, Riverdale. Additionally, Dr. Waters has lent his service to Habitat for Humanity of Greater Atlanta and the Clayton County Ministers Association and other regional and national bodies.
An expert in his field, Dr.Waters holds a Bachelor Arts degree in chemistry from Fisk University; a Bachelor of Sacred Theology degree and a Doctor of Philosophy degree from Boston University; a Doctor of Divinity degree from St. Thomas College; and certificates of study from the University of Geneva, Switzerland and the Howard University Divinity School. He studied also at Atlanta University, Georgia State University and the University of Detroit. Throughout his career, Dr. Waters has received numerous fellowships through the National Fellowship Fund and the Fund for Theological Education including a Rockefeller Doctoral Fellowship in Religion.
In order to remain aware of changes in the field, Dr. Waters affiliated himself with the American Association of University Professors, the Society of Biblical Literature, the American Academy of Religion, the Southern Baptist Convention, the Progressive National Baptist Convention, and the New Era Missionary Baptist Convention of Georgia. For his excellence in education, he has been awarded many times, earning features in Who’s Who in America, Who’s Who in Religion, Who’s Who in Medicine and Healthcare and Who’s Who in American Education. Looking ahead, Dr. Waters intends to continue his impressive efforts in the field through writing and association with local churches and non-profits.
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