Pastor Roosevelt Watkins, III, MPA
Pastor Roosevelt Watkins, III, MPA serves in a community outreach capacity for Mac Strategies Group. A visionary, administrator, education reform advocate and activist, Pastor Watkins is Senior Pastor of Bethlehem Star M. B. Church, where he has served for over 20 years. He is a minister with a message, and pastors a church changing a community.
Pastor Watkins is a gifted communicator, teacher, and spirit filled preacher, providing information, illustrations and inspiration. In his role as Senior Pastor for Bethlehem Start Church of Chicago, Pastor Watkins is uniquely engaged with the community on a variety of levels. He is the CEO and President of H.O.P.E. Organization, a 501c3 community based organization. Under his leadership, the Reaching for the Stars After-school Program and HOPE Organization Technology Center was created. Pastor Watkins is also the creator and organizer of the safe haven after school program where over 100 faith-based organizations provide, mentoring, tutoring, conflict resolution and anger management counseling to more than 5000 students throughout the City of Chicago.
Pastor Watkins serves as President of Pastors United for Change, and is the National President of Ministerial Alliance Against Digital Divide, (MAADD). He has been a frequent recipient of many outstanding awards for his service to the community. Pastor Roosevelt Watkins, III, is a prolific teacher and preacher with a dynamic message of hope, deliverance and restoration. A social justice champion, he thrives on speaking for those who have no voice to speak for themselves.
Roosevelt Watkins is a native Chicagoan having been born in Robert Taylor Housing and raised in Englewood. He is a product of the Chicago Public School system and graduated from Tilden High School. Pastor Watkins holds degrees from Western Illinois University, Political Science (BA degree), and Governor State University, Masters of Public Administration (MPA). He is married to Lady Phyllis Watkins who serves side by side with him in the ministry.