Raised in a traditional Jewish home in the suburbs of Washington D.C., Scott began his spiritual journey by moving into the woods and living a solitary life. It was there that a co-worker gave Scott a pocket New Testament. That little Bible launched a crisis of faith which eventuated in Scott’s salvation seven years later.
Scott entered full time missionary service with Chosen People Ministries in 1988 and planted Son of David Congregation (SODC) in Maryland, which later birthed another Messianic congregation – Sar Shalom Fellowship – in Northern Virginia. Both congregations continue to flourish to this day, and have been used of God to make many disciples among Jewish people.
After 19 fruitful years of pastoral leadership at SODC, Scott, along with his wife Marjorie and four of their seven children, moved to the South Island of New Zealand where Scott is serving as National Director of Celebrate Messiah New Zealand. Scott is reaching out to thousands of Israeli and other international tourists whose physical journeys are often attended with spiritual quests. Through seminars, conferences and church meetings, Scott is also equipping Christians throughout New Zealand with a broader understanding of Israel’s role in God’s plan, and the Jewish roots of Christianity.