Scott and his wife, Leesa, are both from the beautiful town of Carrollton, Georgia. After practicing law for more than 10 years, Scott was called by God into full-time ministry, a call which led him to Covenant Theological Seminary in St. Louis, Missouri. He graduated from seminary in 2008 and moved with his family to Florence to serve as Pastor of Redeemer Church. Because he spent much of his life as a church member and not a pastor, Scott knows first hand what it is like to sit in a service and listen to a pastor. He also knows what it is like to live your life as a Christian in a secular workplace. Scott is a gifted teacher, a faithful shepherd, and a loving husband and father.
The office of Elder is described in Acts 20: 17-35, 1 Timothy 5:17-19, Titus 1:5, and 1 Peter 5:1-5. Their job in the church is to make sure our community is acting in a way that lines up with scripture, and that the members of our church are not being corrupted with actions that are not supported by what the Bible has to say. They are also called to nourish and guard the members of the church with instruction, physical and emotional help. We look to the Elders in our church as good examples of what it means to live a life that honors God and brings more people to know Him.
As observed in 1 Tim 3:8-13, Deacons are called to be Godly servants. Our Deacons are the hands and feet of Christ to our congregation. Through spiritual and practical methods, they work to serve the needs of the church and our community by stewarding over the resources we have and laboring for others.
Our dedicated staff serves the needs of Redeemer practically, spiritually, and administratively through their hard work and love for the Lord. They support the vision of our pastor, our session and diaconate as well as serve the needs of our members and our children. Please contact them with any question you may have about their specific area of ministry or service.
We are blessed to have experienced, capable people who serve with us at Redeemer in so many capacities to help support our leadership and staff.