Pastor’s Appreciation Celebration
Honoring Pastor Donald F. Smith
Sunday, September 17, 2017 at 10:55 a.m.
Theme: Honoring A Visionary Leader Who Proclaims God’s Revelation, Word and Will
Guest Speaker: Rev. Gregory Scott of Phenix City, Alabama
Bachelor of Arts in Religious Studies
Athens State University (2013)
Master of Divinity
Phillips School of Theology
The Interdenominational Theological Center (2016)
Rev. Gregory Scott was born in Phenix City, Alabama to Elizabeth Scott Walker and raised by his grandparents, Rev. and Mrs. J. L. Scott. Rev. J. L. Scott was a 55-year pastor in the Christian Methodist Episcopal Church. He spent his childhood in Auburn, AL and at the age of fifteen the family moved to the community of Crawford, AL. Rev. Gregory Scott graduated from Smith Station High School in 1981, spent 11 years in the Air Force as an aircraft mechanic, and 17 years as an industrial mechanic for Uniroyal-Goodrich. He is married to the phenomenal Angela Scott and through a blended family, they have six children and ten wonderful grandchildren. He loves to read, enjoys playing golf, and watching Auburn University football.
In 2013, he graduated from Athens State University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Religious Studies. In 2015, he was inducted into Theta Phi, the International Honor Society for theological students. In 2016, he graduated Magna Cum Laude from the Phillips School of Theology at the Interdenominational Theological Center in Atlanta, GA, with a Master of Divinity Degree.
He was baptized at the St. Luke CME Church, Auburn, Alabama. Rev. Scott began preaching in October 2001, at Mt. Zion CME Church, Smith Station, AL. In 2002, Bishop L. L. Reddick, III, ordained him a Deacon at Ferguson Chapel CME Church, Opelika, AL, he was ordained an Elder at Hall Memorial CME Church in Montgomery, AL; and in July 2007, he was admitted into Full Connection. His pastoral appointments include White Chapel CME Church, Wadley, AL and Oak Grove CME Church in Athens, AL. In July 2011, Bishop Teresa E. Jefferson-Snorton, the 59th bishop and the first female bishop of the CME Church, assigned him to Jackson Chapel CME Church in Courtland, AL. He is currently assigned to the Phillips Temple CME Church, Phenix City, AL.
In 2013, Rev. Scott and the Jackson Chapel CME Church received the Lawrence County NAACP Presidential Award for their community involvement. He serves as Vice-President of the Executive Board of the non-profit organization Children and Family Connection of Phenix City, AL. and is one of the instructors for the Fifth Episcopal District of the CME Church Academy for Public Theology.
It is an honor and a privilege to be a dedicated servant to the kingdom of God. To God be the glory.