Nick Watts

Pastor of Ministries

Nick leads all aspects of our Small Group Teaching & Learning ministries.  Additionally, each semester on Wednesday evenings, he teaches verse-by-verse through books of the Bible.  Few things excite Nick more than seeing people learn the Word of God, and how the Bible is sufficient for navigating all aspects of this adventure we call life.

  • To view our BHBC Small Group Information page click here.


Born and raised in Abilene, TX, Nick met the love of his life, Michelle Pittam (a native of Lovington, NM), while attending college in Abilene.  Married in 1985, the Lord blessed them with three children: Kelsie, Jordan, and Macy.

Nick professed his faith in Christ at the age of 11 due to the influence of his grandparents.  He dedicated his life to full-time, vocational ministry on July 15, 1980.

Ministry Experience

Nick has served in various ministry roles, but most of his life he served as a full-time Youth Pastor, working with and serving along side some of the most wonderful teenagers (and their parents) on the planet.  Some have affectionately described student ministry as Wild Life Management - and that would be accurate.  :))

Being hired for his first Youth Pastor position in 1983, Nick went on to serve in churches in East, Central & West Texas, arriving at Bacon Heights in 2008.

Nick & Michelle have had the joy of traveling all over the world, being a part of mission endeavors that include Russia, Germany, Morocco, Switzerland, England and Wales.

Hobbies & Interests

Nick enjoys, in no particular order: coffee (the nectar of the gods), reading, writing, teaching, playing the piano, research, talking with people, Elvis, astronomy, cosmology, encouraging people, philosophy, and laughing.

Formal Education

Nick graduated from Hardin-Simmons University in 1986 with a Bachelor degree in Music.  In 1991, Nick attended Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary where he pursued biblical studies and evangelism.  Finally, in 2014, Nick began pursuing a Masters degree in Christian Apologetics (a defense of the Christian faith) from Houston Baptist University.

  • An expanded bio which includes how Nick survived the tragic death of his son can be viewed here.
  • For Nick's blog, Soul Food, click here.
  • To email Nick click here.
  • You can find Nick on social media:  Facebook & Twitter