Diane Williamson was born in the city of Pittsburgh, PA. After high school, she went to college at Edinboro State College in Erie, PA. She left school to join the Army in the summer of 1976, becoming a Nuclear Weapons Maintenance Specialist. Diane came home to complete her A. S. in Graphic Design. She and her daughter moved to Oakland CA, where she continued working for the government until the base closures in 1997. Continuing her education, received a certificate of completion from Silicon Valley College in Computer Graphic Design and 3 certificates from City College of San Francisco in Video Production and Broadcasting. She graduated May 2014 from San Francisco State University with a Bachelor of Arts in Broadcast and Electronic Communication Arts.
Bishop Watkins Serves as Bishop, with Church of God In Christ, International, Jack London Square Chapel from 1999 to present and is responsible for all services, focusing on evangelizing the Word of God though the community by helping others build a greater spiritual connection with God, providing a place where people of different races, color, age and socio-economic background can come worship. In addition, Bishop Watkins is the founder/CEO of Overcomers With Hope Television Studios. He provides vision, leadership and guidance to the program with focus youth 16 -24 and returning veterans.
From 1999 to 2008, Bishop Watkins was a Building Inspector for the City of Oakland, mentoring new inspectors, working with Police and Sheriff Departments, Health Departments and other Law Enforcement Agencies on Beat Health Procedures, as well as Building Code Compliance. He served as a Scout Master for Boy Scouts of America guiding 6 candidates to the rank of Eagle Scout.
He now serves on Alameda County Juvenile Justice Center Community Board. His areas of expertise include Training and Development, Performance Management, Mentoring At Risk Youth (Gang Intervention), Music Director, Audio and Video Training and Printing, Marketing and Advertising, all of which he employs in his vision, development and direction of Overcomers With Hope, community-based Television Studios.