RBC Spotlight: Tim Watson, Educational A/V Specialist

Posted On May 22, 2023

As RBC’s A/V Specialist, Tim Watson is responsible for producing and editing the audio and video content for RBC Online, ensuring both quality and prompt distribution for online students. Additionally, Tim troubleshoots technical issues that students may have.

We recently sat down with Mr. Watson to ask him about his life, faith, and work at RBC.

Why do you enjoy working at RBC?

There’s so much I love about working here at RBC. I really enjoy working with everyone on staff. They are all so kind, and everyone truly cares about RBC’s vision, the students, and glorifying and enjoying the Lord in all we do. I enjoy working with the students here as well. It’s very encouraging to see fellowship and discipleship happening on campus and online.

What aspect of working in your role do you find most rewarding?

Seeing online students enjoying the lectures each week is very rewarding. It’s wonderful when a student thousands of miles away tells us how encouraged they are by what is being taught.

How would you describe the classroom environment at RBC?

I would describe the classroom environment at RBC as unified, both online and on campus. It’s clear to me that the students at RBC really want to be here and care deeply about everything they are learning in and out of the classroom.

Do you have any advice for students that want to attend RBC Online?

First, budget out the time that you think you’ll be able to give to RBC. Sometimes students sign up for more classes than they can handle, so get a good idea of how much time you have to dedicate to RBC and go from there. My second piece of advice would be to get familiar with everything on the technical side early on. Learning our systems and asking clarifying tech-related questions can ensure that most of your time is spent on your studies instead of trying to understand and learn technology while writing papers, submitting assignments, and so on.

When and how did you come to faith in Christ?

I came to faith in Christ when I was in sixth grade at a youth camp in North Carolina. I grew up in a nondenominational background, and I didn’t really understand the gospel, the Bible, or what it meant to be a Christian. I remember the gospel being presented during a sermon at this youth camp, and suddenly it made sense to me. By the Lord’s grace, I understood my need for our Savior, Jesus Christ, and I came to believe in Him and put my faith in Him.

How do you serve at your local church?

My wife and I serve at our local church by setting up coffee and refreshments once a month on Sunday mornings.

How were you introduced to Dr. R.C. Sproul’s works or teaching?

I heard John Piper mention Dr. Sproul in a podcast and I thought, “R.C Sproul, that’s an interesting name,” so I looked him up and found out he pastored Saint Andrew’s Chapel in Sanford, FL. I then started attending Saint Andrew’s.

What is your favorite book of the Bible?

It’s hard to choose just one! The book of James had a significant impact on me early on in my walk with Christ. However, Romans is the book that was the most eye-opening to me initially, so I think it would come down to Romans or Hebrews for me.

When you’re going on a trip, what are your travel essentials?

Having any type of headphones is my priority when I travel. I love listening to music, so that’s important. Making sure I have gum is also huge when I travel.

What is a fun fact about you that many people may not know?

I used to play drums in a Christian metal band that played quite a few shows around Florida and recorded an EP.

What are your favorite hobbies or pastimes?

One of my favorite hobbies right now is Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. I started in September, and I love it!

What activities do you enjoy doing in Florida?

Going to the beach is one of my favorite things to do. I also enjoy skateboarding and fishing. Florida has many great spots for all three of those activities.