Our Pastor

Meet Our Pastor

Pastor Scott believes the preaching and teaching of the Bible forms the foundation of all we do as Christians. He believes service to Christ and His church comes out of an overflow of our love for God based on what He has done for us in Christ. His philosophy of ministry as a Pastor is that of a servant-leader shepherding the flock of God as 1 Peter 5:1-3 commands. His life verse is Acts 20:24, “But I do not consider my life of any account as dear to myself, so that I may finish my course and the ministry which I received from the Lord Jesus, to testify solemnly of the gospel of the grace of God.” (NASB 1995) 

Pastor Scott and Melissa were married in 1995 and they have two children; Avery and Allie. Together as a family they serve the congregation in various ways. They invite you and your family to worship with them at Charity Baptist Church. 

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Scott graduated from Banks Co. High School in 1991. He earned a Diploma in Christian Ministries through the Georgia Baptist Convention in October 2007. He later obtained an Associate’s Degree in Christian Ministry from Leavell College (undergraduate school of New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary), then a Bachelor of Arts in Christian Ministry in 2017.

Call to Ministry

Scott received Jesus Christ as his Lord and Savior in late 1991. He was baptized and became a member of B.C. Grant Baptist Church in 1995. Shortly after this, Scott and Melissa began teaching a children’s Sunday School class together. During this period, God began calling Scott to the ministry. He surrendered to this calling in 2002, after serving five years as a deacon at B.C. Grant Baptist Church.

Church Service

From 2003-2008, Scott had the honor of serving as the Children’s Pastor and later as the Associate Pastor at Hazel Creek Baptist Church in Mt. Airy. In June of 2008, Scott was called as the Pastor of Charity Baptist Church in Homer, where he continues to serve to this day.

Philosophy of Ministry

Scott believes all we do is an overflow of our love toward God. He believes we can know God best by knowing and obeying His word, the Bible. What God has already said is more important than anything we can say today. Therefore, the preaching and teaching of God’s written word is the foundation of all we do. Scott believes our leadership style should follow that of Jesus. His leadership style is that of a servant leader and so should ours.

Meet Our Student Pastor

Trent and his family came to Charity in 2020. Trent and Nicole were married in 2006 and have two sons, Landon, born in 2014, and Lucas, born in 2017. Nicole is a teacher at Lanier Christian Academy in Flowery Branch. He obtained his Bachelor’s Degree in Religion and Ministry from Luther Rice University.  He is currently pursuing a Masters Degree in Special Education. Trent is a teacher at Banks County Middle School. Trent enjoys seeing the students grow in their knowledge of God’s Word and becoming disciples of Jesus!