Author’s Biography
Owen Watson

I am a U.S. Navy Sailor with more than 28 years of service and the author of “What Matters Most: Family, Friends, and Foes.” My educational background consists of graduating from Park University with an Associate Degree in Criminal Justice Administration and a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Criminal Justice; graduating from Trident University with a Master of Business Administration in Criminal Law; and currently pursuing a PhD in Educational Leadership from Trident University. All of that pales in comparison to me, first and foremost, being a Christian and ordained minister who finds solace in the ‘unboxed’ word of God as observed, experienced and shared through various denominations of faith. I am married to the lovely Dr. Ramona and have two children, Aubrian and Audrianna. Altogether, they are my life’s satisfaction and blessings from God.


As aforementioned, I am the author of the non-fiction book titled “What Matters Most: Family, Friends, and Foes”. The content within What Matters Most: Family, Friends, and Foes is derived from true life experiences that I have lived, witnessed, and gleaned from throughout my life as a child, adult, minister, and U.S. Navy Sailor. I must say that I am very thankful for the ability to share these treasured philosophical inspirations to reach and uplift others beyond the brink of those “what’s going on?” moments.
As the title implies, the sources of inspiration for this project are my family, friends, and foes. One philosophical key that I hold to is that viewing circumspectly you can surely learn something from everyone. As useful signage from God, I believe everyone and all circumstances hold a level of value to help make each of us a better person. The intent of the book is to grasp the attention of the reader to ignite hope in the face of dire circumstances. The book does so by providing snippets of common life issues along with recognition of the positives and end of chapter tie-in inspirations. Furthermore, the book finishes the final two chapters by presenting personal poems and philosophical statements as pieces to encourage.

My hope for this book is that each reader will find their answer to what matters most and press forward in God’s joy!


Owen Watson

PO Box 14417

Newport News, VA 23608