Dr. Tony Beckett, Field Partner, CBMC Central Pennsylvania

Tony Beckett Portrait

Dr. Tony Beckett has served as a mission board executive, senior pastor, adjunct seminary faculty member, and radio and Bible conference speaker. His passion is "to help people understand the Word of God and see how it affects the way they live."

Prior to taking the staff position with CBMC he was engaged in sales, most recently as a sales associate at Appalachian Harley-Davidson in Mechanicsburg, PA. On September 1, 2018, he began serving as the Central PA Area Director for CBMC, which is focused on “reaching a man right where he is to help him become the man God designed him to be”.

Tony is the former Associate Bible Teacher for the international media ministry, Back to the Bible, of Lincoln, Nebraska, and has served as Chaplain for the AAA affiliate of the Philadelphia Phillies. He is the author of Real Life, Real Worship and God is Good, co-author of three Bible study guides with Dr. Gene Getz and a daily devotional entitled FaithWalk. He served four churches as their senior pastor and was also the superintendent of a Christian school at one of those ministries.

His formal ministry training includes a B.A. in Bible with a minor in Greek, an M.Div. from Biblical Theological Seminary in Hatfield, PA, and a D.Min. from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School in Deerfield, IL. His formal studies for his doctorate focused on disciple making.

God has blessed him with great opportunities to experience the value of biblical disciple making. As a high school student, his youth group sponsors were very intentional about helping students develop spiritually and in their service for God. Other influences in his life combined with study of the Word resulted in a ministry centered on making disciples.

As a CBMC Field Partner, Tony’s responsibilities with CBMC include the development of teams in the marketplace in the Scranton area that help facilitate coaching and equipping those in the business community.  This work helps to promote integrity, goal achievement and growth for both the individual and their businesses.  Tony started in this role in September 2018.  He has a passion for the multiplication effect of discipleship and bringing men to maturity in their Christian faith.

He and his wife, Joan, live in the Scranton area and have three daughters, Katie, Rebekah (married to Mark Cross), and Lauren (married to Robert Butts). 

David Waterman, Field Associate, CBMC Central Pennsylvania

David Waterman

Former educator, pastor, leadership developer and investment advisor, David L. Waterman began work with Christian Business Men’s Connection in Central Pennsylvania in January 2013. He currently serves as Field Staff Associate along with Tony Beckett, Central PA Area Director, and shares the oversight of about half of the local CBMC teams in the region.

A native of New York State, Dave Waterman has lived the majority of his life in Pennsylvania. He and his wife, Patricia (Pat), graduated from the former Philadelphia College of Bible (now Cairn University) with B.S. degrees in Bible.

Dave also holds an M.A. from Wheaton (IL) Graduate School of Theology, as well as the Degree of Higher Studies in French Civilization from the University of Grenoble, France.

Dave and Pat worked in France for almost 8 years, where Dave served as leadership developer and teacher in several small churches and a Bible Institute.

Upon return to the U.S., Dave worked briefly with Search Ministries of Maryland, a home evangelism and discipleship ministry, before serving as an interim senior pastor of a medium-sized congregation in New Jersey. From there, Dave took up work in the financial services industry, where he served for 30 years as an investment advisor in both Pennsylvania and Colorado. It was in York, PA, where Dave got acquainted with CBMC and began volunteering oversight and development of 3 Central PA teams. Most significantly however, due in part to a CBMC study, God uniquely brought Dave under solid conviction of his sin before a holy God, and after years of hypocrisy, led him to true repentance and saving faith in the Lord Jesus Christ.

Subsequently, Dave began to sense God’s call on his life to serve the Lord more fully in calling men to follow Jesus Christ and grow in Him to become spiritual reproducers. God then led Dave then to complete his investment career in Colorado in November of 2012 to return to Pennsylvania to join CBMC.

Dave and Pat currently reside in Carlisle, PA, where Dave serves as an elder in their church, and where Pat directs a women’s Bible study and a “Titus 2” women’s discipleship ministry. They have 3 grown sons and enjoy God’s blessing of 13 grandchildren.