Elders and Deacons


Charlie2aPastor Charlie Perkins

Pastor Charlie Perkins is originally from East Tennessee and graduated from the U.S. Naval Academy with a B.S. in Electrical Engineering in 1984. After serving as a submarine officer for five years, he helped train power-plant operators and was awarded a master’s degree from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville (UTK) in Secondary Education.  He received his M. Div. from Westminster Seminary, Escondido, California in 1997. He has served as pastor of Prescott Presbyterian from 1997 to the present. He has been active in church planting having a significant role in the organization and establishment of Orthodox Presbyterian churches in Cottonwood and Concho, Arizona. Charlie and his wife Mary Jane are parents of four children between the ages of 16 and 22. He enjoys his family, coffee, his five dogs, and a cat.

A fact you should know:  He holds to the doctrine of the sovereignty of God yet he sees no evidence his cat has bought in.


Jonathan Holmes

Jonathan has a 1982 BS BA degree from Bryant University in Rhode Island. Jon and his wife grew up and met in Massachusetts and moved to Arizona in the early 1980s. Jonathan worked for 32 years at the same company in various positions of systems tester, systems analyst, programmer and the last 10 years as a IT Engineer.  They raised their family and home schooled their children in Phoenix, AZ.  After living 35 years in Phoenix they moved to rural Coconino County attending Prescott Presbyterian 55 miles away to the south.  In 2018 they bought a house in Prescott to be closer to Prescott Presbyterian church.  Jonathan has served as elder since early 2018.


Bill Watson

Bill & Cathy grew up in Philadelphia, PA, married in 1961 and raised three daughters across the country. Bill joined Bell Telephone Laboratories in 1963 serving in locations in New Jersey and in Illinois. He was the financial manager of the US Army’s Nike-X anti-ballistic missile development contract which Bell Labs was the Prime Contractor, business manage of the switching systems division of Bell Labs and retired as a Distinguished Member of the Technical Staff in 1994. Bill and Cathy moved to Central Oregon and started a horse boarding business from which they retired in 2018 and moved to Prescott AZ. Along the way Bill was an elder in the Neptune, NJ OPC church, the Hanover Park, IL OPC church and an independent reformed church in Oregon. In October 2019 Bill was installed as an elder in the Prescott Presbyterian church.