Bob Watkins received a Doctorate in Divinity from Vanderbilt University in 1973.
He was the Director of Global Mission for the denominational Missions Ministry Team of the Cumberland Presbyterian Church from 1991 through retirement in 2012.
He has written numerous books including These Are My Witnesses (1993), God's Mighty Acts around the Globe (2013), God's Mighty Acts around the Globe - A Study Guide (2014), Chasing Rainbows (2015), and Obedience a Personal Choice (2018). He has also been published in more than ten periodicals. Marji and Bob alternate between their retirement homes in Sun City, Arizona and Marion, Iowa since retirement in 2012. He currently administers his own businesses--Awe Travel and Storytelling and Awe Creations. He enjoys leading tours to international locations. His hobbies included lapidary, mushroom hunting, writing, designing jewelry, fishing, and storytelling. He married Marji Wenos Watkins in 1987. They enjoyed raising a family of five children.