A cross on a hill called Calvary and an empty tomb in a garden are God’s eternal Valentine reminders of how much we are really, really loved. Great love day to you and Preach Preacher Preach. Your brother in the faith, W. Watley
William D. Watley, Ph.D.
Sermons by Reverend William D. Watley, Ph.D.
An Interview the Rev. William D. Watley, Ph.D.Featured Preacher Interviews are available to download and stream through your SayAMEN! user account. Click "add to cart" for a FREE download. Don't have an account? Click here. It's...Categories: Denomination-Methodist, AME
We Made It, So What?For a New Year or just a new you! I Cor. 15:3-11Categories: Denomination-Methodist, AME
Another ChanceFor the New Year or just a new year! Luke 13:6-9Categories: Denomination-Methodist, AME
It’s Spider Killing TimeFor a New Year or a new you! Luke 13:10-17Categories: Denomination-Methodist, AME
400 to 1I Kings 22:1-14Categories: Denomination-Methodist, AME
And! Also!Genesis 24:10-21Categories: Denomination-Methodist, AME
Being Concerned about DonkeysI Samuel 10:1-16Categories: Denomination-Methodist, AME
Being Prepared to Go in Some New DirectionsIsaiah 6:1-8Categories: Denomination-Methodist, AME
Believing Even When Everything Remains the SameFrom the Series: Crazy FaithCategories: Denomination-Methodist, AME
Believing that Even You Can Be Changed for the GoodFrom the Series: Crazy Faith John 3:7-8Categories: Denomination-Methodist, AME
Believing that You Can Have a Second ChanceFrom the Series: Crazy Faith Luke 15:13-19Categories: Denomination-Methodist, AME
Believing the Best Can Come from Your WorstFrom the Series: Crazy Faith John 12:27-33Categories:
Don’t Fall for the Hype of the Must HavesFrom the Series: Keys to Victorious Living Matthew 28:20Categories: Denomination-Methodist, AME
Don’t Let Bitterness Ruin Your Second ChancesFrom the Series: Keys to Victorious Living Judges 16:18-30Categories: Denomination-Methodist, AME
Don’t Forget Your KeysIntroductory sermon from the Series: Keys to Victorious Living Matthew 16:13-19Categories: Denomination-Methodist, AME
Don’t MoveActs 20:22-24Categories: Denomination-Methodist, AME
Don’t Sweat the Small StuffEsther 7:7-10Categories: Denomination-Methodist, AME
Four Words that Can Ruin Your Life, One Word that Can Save ItA sermon for a New Year or just a new you Luke 2:8-20Categories: Denomination-Methodist, AME
Don’t Get New When the Blessings ComeMatthew 1:18-25Categories: Denomination-Methodist, AME
How Big Is Your Dream?Martin Luther King, Jr. Day II Kings 20:12-19Categories: Denomination-Methodist, AME
The Burden and Breakthrough of a VisionaryMartin Luther King, Jr. Day Mark 4:1-5Categories: Denomination-Methodist, AME
They Remembered to Carry His BonesMartin Luther King, Jr. Day Genesis 50:24-26 & Exodus 13:17-19Categories: Denomination-Methodist, AME
Why King is Still KingMartin Luther King, Jr. Day Sermon Numbers 24:10-13Categories:
Dare to Dream Again: Don’t Put It OffLuke 2:1-20Categories:
Nobody Has It AllLuke 18:18-30Categories:
There Is Another Day After the Day AfterMatthew 27:1-10Categories:
Dare to Dream: Don’t Put It Off (video)Some moments will never be repeated. Some opportunities will never come again. Therefore, some things should not be put off. Luke 2:1-20Categories:
Nobody Has It All (video)Luke 18:18-30Categories:
When We Obey the Word of God (video)Matthew 1:18-25Categories:
We Must Live Well and Finish Strong (video)I Kings 11:1-13Categories:
We Must Develop a Goodbye Anointing (video)2 Timothy 4:9-18Categories:
There Is Another Day After the Day After (video)Matthew 27:1-10Categories:
Sometimes We Must Face What We Have Run From (video)Exodus 4:1-20Categories:
Don’t Take Yourself Out of the Race (video)Acts 1:12-2:4Categories:
Your Blessings Make You a Target, But Don’t Be Afraid (video)Categories:
Don’t Drop the BasketCategories: Denomination-Methodist, AME
Don’t Take Yourself Out of the RaceActs 1:12-2:4Categories: Denomination-Methodist, AME
Moving Beyond Disappointment With Church PeopleCategories: Denomination-Methodist, AME
Nobody Has It AllLuke 18:18-30Categories: Denomination-Methodist, AME
Sometimes We Must Face What We Have Run FromExodus 4:1-20Categories: Denomination-Methodist, AME
There is Another Day After the Day AfterCategories: Denomination-Methodist, AME
We Must Develop a GoodBye AnointingCategories: Denomination-Methodist, AME
We Must Live Well and Finish StrongCategories: Denomination-Methodist, AME
When We Obey the Word of GodCategories: Denomination-Methodist, AME
Your Blessings Make You a Target-Don’t Be AfraidJohn 12:1-11Categories: Denomination-Methodist, AME
Don’t Drop the Basket (video)Acts 9:17-25 Sometimes we do not realize the treasure we have or the treasure we are until somebody with insight and wisdom recognizes the worth that we do not see.Categories: Denomination-Methodist, AME
Moving Beyond Disappointment with Church People (video)Mark 9:14-28 One of the hardest things to deal with is disappointment with church people. The sad fact is that sometimes the reason people have a hard time getting to...Categories: Denomination-Methodist, AME
Posts by Reverend William D. Watley, Ph.D.
Pastoral Word Regarding the Massacre of African American Worshippers At Mother Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Charleston, South Carolina On June 17, 2015 The expression “Massacre or Slaughter of the Holy Innocents” traditionally has referred to the enraged and wanton murder of the...
January cold is no surprise, neither are the geysers of Old Faithful, neither are the oceans’ tides, neither are colors in the rainbow, neither are the patterns of the stars, and neither is the Faithfulness of God. EXPECT Almighty God who made January cold,...
The New Year means that God has 365 new opportunities to demonstrate that the devil is indeed a liar, as God consistently demonstrated last year. So Preach, Preacher, Preach!
About Reverend William D. Watley, Ph.D.
Rev. William D. Watley, Ph. D. is the Senior Pastor of the historic Saint Philip African Methodist Episcopal Church in Atlanta, GA.
A preacher par excellence, Dr. Watley’s homiletical ability is both nationally and internationally recognized. He has the distinction of being the Conference Preacher for the Hampton University Minister’s Conference for two consecutive years as well as a Conference Lecturer. At the invitation of the Church of God in Christ, Inc., Dr. Watley preached to over 20,000 people at their annual International Holy Convocation. He was a lecturer for the Christian Methodist Episcopal Church’s Pastor’s Conference held at Philips School of Theology. Dr. Watley has preached at the Potter’s House in Dallas, Texas, as well as Bishop T.D. Jakes’. Moreover, Dr. Watley has preached on the continents of Africa, Asia, Australia, Europe, and South America in addition to the island nations of Cuba, Barbados, Bermuda, and Trinidad.
A mentor and educator, Dr. Watley has served as a visiting professor at the New Brunswick Theological Seminary, New York Theological Seminary, and Princeton Theological Seminary as well as a guest lecturer at Harvard University, Payne and Turner Theological Seminaries.
A prolific author, Dr. Watley has written and edited twenty-one books and has authored several booklets and articles throughout the past two decades. He is the founder and C.E.O. of New Seasons Press, the publishing division of William Watley Ministries.
Dr. Watley has served as both a member and officeholder for several prominent organizations over the last twenty years. An ecumenical leader, Dr. Watley served as the Associate General Secretary of the Council on Church Union (COCU), a member of the Missions Unit for the World Council of Churches (WCC), and a member of the Governing Board for the National Council of Churches (NCC). He served on the Board of Directors for Beth Israel and Horizon/Mercy Hospitals (NJ), the United Negro College Fund and the Fund for Theological Education. In addition, he was a member of the Advisory Boards for First Union Bank, the African American Pulpit, and the Interpreter’s Bible Commentaries.
Dr. Watley received his Bachelor of Arts in Theology from St. Louis University and a Master of Divinity from the Interdenominational Theological Center. He received a Master of Philosophy and his Doctor of Philosophy in Ethics from Columbia University. He holds a Doctor of Divinity from Payne Theological Seminary, and in addition, completed post-doctoral work at the Ecumenical Institute in Celigny, Switzerland and Harvard’s Institute for Education Management.