Faith & YouTube: Reaching the World with Videos
Dave Robison is the host of the popular YouTube channel “Just the Watch.” What began as an outlet to explore a new hobby soon turned into a gateway to an exciting online community and a way to connect with people all over the world. Through YouTube he has built new friendships, networked with other video creators and found a platform to share his faith in a natural way. Each week he reviews affordable watches and connects with an audience approaching 100,000 subscribers.
While running a YouTube channel has become a bigger part of his life than he could have imagined, Dave’s primary vocation is serving as a missionary church planter in rural Japan. Currently based in the city of Miyako, which was heavily devastated by the 2011 Earthquake and Tsunami, Dave and his wife Tomo teach English to children, run regular community events to support elderly tsunami survivors, and gather each week with local Japanese Christians for worship, prayer and teaching from the Bible. Dave and Tomo have four children, ranging in age from 1 to 11 years old.