Tony Watkins is a speaker and writer on media, culture and Christian faith, and on the Old Testament prophets. He works both independently and in partnership with a number of organisations. These include:
- Damaris Norway
- the Lausanne Movement‘s Media Engagement Network (as Network Co-ordinator)
- Gimlekollen School of Journalism and Communication, Norway, where he is an adjunct lecturer
- UCB Media
- IFES Graduates Network
- Keswick Convention
For eighteen years (until July 2014), he was part of the core team of Damaris UK. He was the project co-ordinator for the initial Damaris Project (1996–2000), which merged with Solent Christian Trust in 2000 to make Damaris Trust. During this time he was, among many other things, responsible for establishing, editing and writing for Culturewatch, which became the Film & Bible Blog and Damaris Film Blog in 2013.
Tony has written, or co-written, several books including Focus: The Art and Soul of Cinema (2007) and Dark Matter: A Thinking Fan’s Guide to Philip Pullman (2004).
Tony is married to Jane and they have three sons. They are very involved in Above Bar Church, Southampton, where Tony is on the leadership team and preaches regularly, and Jane is the Head of Children’s Work.
The Tony and Jane Watkins Trust is a UK registered charity, number 1062254.