Born in Waynesville, Ohio, Scot calls himself a hick at heart. Preferring blue jeans and work boots, he’s most relaxed training horses or hitching a team. Although he enjoys all sports, he uses sports to connect disconnected people to Jesus. You can often find him with a fishing rod in hand or a golf bag in his truck. By the way, he does know how to dress for the occasion.
Scot received his Bachelor of Science Degree, with a dual major in Bible and Christian Ministry from Cincinnati Christian University and his Master of Ministry Degree from Kentucky Christian University. He has co-authored a devotional book and written numerous articles on church leadership, Sunday school and church planting. He and his wife, Carrie, have a goal to co-author books someday together.
Growing up in the Ferry Church of Christ, who recently changed their name to Crossview Christian Church, he gained a passion for preaching and learned a love for ministry. He attended Butler Springs Christian Camp and preached his first sermon at camp as a freshman. He says; “Church camp changed my life. I was baptized there, preached my first sermon there, kissed my first girlfriend there (don’t tell Carrie) and committed myself to Christian service there.” He is indebted to the multitude of volunteers who shaped his life at Butler Springs Christian Camp.
Scot recently married Carrie who is the soulmate of his dreams. Her claim to fame is crushing Scot in Bible Trivia. She knows her Bible! Together they have a blended family of five children and one granddaughter. And like any other family, find unique challenges, personalities and tensions, but love truly does prevail and hugs and pats on the back still resolve much.
Scot has two passions in his life besides his wife, family and friends. One, he adores our sovereign God and two, he loves people; and he longs to restore the one to the Other.