About Dr. S. R. Watkins
What’s up with “Doc”?
A number of years ago I worked at a Christian summer camp here in Alberta. Apparently, it is customary for everyone (including staff) to be given a “nickname.” Mine was “Doc” (because of my education) and they gave me no choice in the matter; the name stuck. I seldom use my first name anymore because people often do not spell it correctly and/or tend to shorten it, (which I do not like) so “Doc” is easy to remember, pretty hard to misspell and gets rid of the formality of “Dr. Watkins.”
Who is “Doc”?
Stuart R. Watkins, Ph.D was born and raised in Calgary, Alberta. He worked for two winters in the hotel industry and spent three summers working as a cowboy, trail guiding in beautiful Banff National Park in the majestic Canadian Rockies. He graduated in 1981 with a Bachelor of Business Administration and began his entrepreneurship career at the age of 23, owning and operating several successful businesses.
Returning to post-secondary education 22 years later, he completed a Bachelor of Theology, a Masters and then Doctorate of Apostolic Leadership (aka Practical Ministry) and finally a Ph.D in Ministerial Studies (Economics). His passion has always been to help people, whether teaching biblical economics Christian business principles or offering excellent training for marketplace ministries and businesses. An entrepreneur for 40+ years, he owns and manages an investment company, a publishing company and serves as a financial, operational and strategic planning consultant to churches, charities and non-profit organizations. He teaches internationally and bi-annually hosts conferences in Rwanda in conjunction with his work there with Compassion Canada. He is the author of: “Biblical Economics 101: Living Under God’s Financial Blessing” (2nd printing); “Life is a Test: Hope in a Confusing World – A Daily Devotional Volume I” (Jan. 2022); “Life is a Test: Hope in a Confusing World – A Daily Devotional Volume 2” (Nov. 2022), and “Prayer Pilot – a Guide for Starting Your Life.” (June 2023).
Dr. Watkins is a licensed minister of the Gospel with Eagle World Wide Ministries in Hamilton, Ontario and commissioned by the Global Spheres Centre in Corinth, Texas as a Business Apostle, a Deliverance Minister, and a Christian Author. He is a member of the Global Council of Nations, the Canadian and International Coalition of Apostolic Leaders, the International Society of Deliverance Ministers, the Calgary Christian Connect Group, and CEO of New Start Ministries Ltd.
Additionally, Dr. Watkins teaches business, entrepreneurship, spiritual warfare, cleansing the land, healing, spiritual gifts, intercessory prayer, deliverance, evangelism, prophecy and many other dynamic subjects. He enjoys music, fine dining, skiing, fitness, gardening, collecting western art, and antiques at home in Alberta. Somehow, he manages to read one-two books a week! He is a Life Member and past President (5 terms) of the Trail Riders of the Canadian Rockies. For further information about his teaching classes and consulting, contact him at:
Written by Fred Schuman, Renewal Counselling, Calgary, AB.