Lead Pastor

Pastor Dave Watson, born on July 13, 1959, in Keene, New Hampshire. To the best of my recollection, my parents did their best to provide a good home for me. My family attended a congregational church. I trusted Christ as my personal Savior in October 7th, 1973, at the age of 14. After high school I went to Word of Life Bible Institute in Schooner Lake, New York. Following that I went to Liberty University and Liberty Baptist Theological Seminary. In 2015, I was grateful to be able to say that I completed the doctoral program at New York Theological Seminar.

 Calvary Chapel

Calvary Chapel was founded in the fall of 1984 by Church Planter Lewis Nelms and his family. Pastor Dave Watson and his family began their tenure with Calvary in January of 1990. Pastor Watson continues to pastor the church today. Calvary Chapel is in the heart of Mariner’s Harbor, on the North side of Staten Island. From the start, the church has maintained some very special distinctions. It has always emphasized strong Biblical teaching and fervent evangelism. In addition, Calvary has become known for its warmth and friendliness, its embrace of many cultures (currently peoples from 15 different nations make up the congregation) and its love.


Staten Island’s home for competent, convenient and caring Biblical Instruction. Located on the campus of Calvary Chapel, 30 Maple Pkwy, SI, NY 10303

Take a few moments to browse through the pages of our website. If you have any questions, feel free to contact our offices at 718-354-9971, or email us at nyibsregistrar@gmail.com. This Summer we offer courses on both Tuesday & Wednesday Evenings. See the Registration Form tab for course offerings and check out the Our Costs tab for our tuition prices. Why not begin or continue your Bible Education This Fall by enrolling at NYIBS?  2017 Spring Term 1 courses begin on Monday, February 6th and Wednesday, February 8th




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Every Sunday Starting at 11:30am