Scott has been the Lead Pastor of Santa Monica Nazarene since April 2014. He was born in Vista, California and lived there until he went to college at Point Loma Nazarene University where he graduated with a BA in Bible and Christian Ministries. He was a youth pastor at Eagle Rock Nazarene for two years before he moved to Kansas City where got his Master of Divinity at Nazarene Theological Seminary. After seminary he was the Associate Pastor at Redemption Church for five years. He is currently pursuing a PhD through the University of Manchester. He was ordained by the Church of the Nazarene in 2006. He is married to Katie and they have two children. He enjoys books, movies, television, music, and sports. A list of Scott's favorite books would include Resident Aliens by Stanley Hauerwas and William Willimon, Jayber Crow by Wendell Berry, Free in Obedience by William Stringfellow, and Where God Happens by Rowan Williams.