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, among other passages in the New Testament. The role of elder is one primarily of teaching and prayer. An elder’s responsibility is to shepherd the church, to look after and care for her in a manner after our “Great Shepherd”, Jesus (Hebrews 13:20). This care, primarily spiritual, includes ensuring “no corruption of doctrine or morals” enters into the church. It is the responsibility of elders to exercise government and discipline within the local church, and the church generally when called to do so. Elders visit the sick and afflicted, instruct the ignorant, comfort the mourning, and nourish and guard the children of the Church. Our elders exemplify what it means to live a life that honors God through discipleship, evangelism, and hospitality.
The role of deacon is one of sympathy and service. As observed in 1 Tim 3:8-13, deacons are called to be Godly servants, being the very hands and feet of Christ to our congregation. Through spiritual and practical methods, deacons work to serve the sick, the widows, the orphans, the prisoners, and others who may be in any distress or need, and care for the spiritual and physical resources of the church.
Our staff serves the needs of Redeemer practically, spiritually, and administratively through their work and love for the Lord. They support the vision of our pastor, our session, and diaconate and serve the needs of our members and our children.
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.