My name is Pastor Justin W. Watters. I am from Omaha, Nebraska. I grew up as the only Deaf person in my family. After I became Deaf, my mother and sister learned sign language to communicate with me. My father also knows a little bit of sign language. My family moved from Florida to Omaha, Nebraska, in order to find a good school for me to attend. We then became members of the Midwestern Baptist Church. When I was fourteen years old, after listening to a preacher preach, I realized that I was not 100% sure that I would go to Heaven. That afternoon, I asked my mother to explain again to me the plan of salvation. I understood clearly and accepted Jesus Christ in my heart as my Savior.
After high school, I attended University of Nebraska at Omaha and graduated in December 2006 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Management Information Systems.
In July 2008, during a Deaf camp in Oklahoma, God called me to preach to the Deaf. I prayed for God to lead me to a place where I could have the right training to be a preacher, and God led me to Oklahoma Baptist College.
Two months later, I began attending Oklahoma Baptist College. In May 2012, I graduated with a diploma in Pastoral Theology. A few months later, God gave me an opportunity to become the pastor of Windsor Hills Baptist Deaf Church. I moved back to Oklahoma City and began an internship that transitioned me into becoming the pastor. Currently, I am the pastor of Windsor Hills Baptist Deaf Church. I also teach classes in the Deaf Ministries Department at Oklahoma Baptist College.