15 Nov Episode 222 | The Kingdom Network (TKN) Leadership Summit 2022
The Reverend Matthew Lawrence Watley shared his perspective on the unique challenges of spiritual leadership in these times of cultural chaos and leading through the challenges being faced by churches.
The Reverend Matthew Lawrence Watley
Rev. Watley is the Founder and Senior Pastor of Kingdom Fellowship AME Church, Calverton, MD. Kingdom Fellowship has an active membership of over 5,000 people and reaches thousands more through the church’s online platform.
A third-generation preacher, author, businessman, lecturer, and professor, Pastor Watley is nationally and globally recognized for his extensive work in ministry and his experience in leadership development.
Additionally, Rev. Watley is Chair of The Black Idea Coalition, whose mission is to fulfill the promise of diversity and inclusion by empowering organizations and institutions to achieve Black parity in employment, investment, and contracting.
Pastor Watley is the author of Ignite, 50 Days of Prayer that Will Change Your Life, and co-author of Poems of a Son, Prayers of a Father with the Rev. Dr. William D. Watley. His writings have also been included in several other works.
Rev. Watley holds a B.A. in Political Science and a Master of Divinity from Howard University in Washington, D.C. an Executive Master’s in leadership from the Georgetown University McDonough School of Business in 2009, a Master of Arts in Education and Human Development from The George Washington University, an Honorary Doctorate of Humane Letters from Wiley College in 2020 and he is presently a candidate for a Doctorate in Ministry from Fuller Theological Seminary.
Rev. Watley is married to the former Ms. Shawna Francis, Senior Policy Advisor in the Government Group of Holland and Knight. They are the proud parents of the beautiful and talented Miss Alexandra Elizabeth.