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Westley Watkins: Minister of the Word
I was born in the diamond city of Kimberley. My schooling was done at Vooruitsig Primary School and from Grade 5 in Klerksdorp, La Hoff Primary and Wesvalia High School.
My first love at school was cricket and I spent all my time and energy on this game. Yet, I felt there was still a huge void in my life. At the age of 15 years I became converted in a very powerful way. During my high school career I attained provincial colours in cricket and at that stage we were the South African Rural Champions.
I thought my way was open in the sporting world and especially with regard to my cricket career. In my matric year, though, I met people who informed me about possible theological training. I decided to take the road less travelled and started to lose interest in cricket.
Little did I know that for four years, this would be a life of faith. Godís providence came from avenues where I least expected it. I completed my theological training at the A.T.S and the R.A.U.