Pastor Scott grew up in Greenville, South Carolina, in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains. He became a Christian at sixteen after his best friend convinced him to come on an evangelistic retreat where God opened his eyes to see the beauty of the Gospel, leading him to repent of his sins and place faith in Christ. Not entirely sure how the Lord intended to use him, Scott attended a small Christian college in Tennessee, majoring in Philosophy and Religion. Throughout college Scott learned more about the Bible and Gospel and was increasingly given ministry opportunities. By his junior year, he was being encouraged to pursue seminary in preparation for full-time ministry.
After graduation, Scott enrolled at the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, Kentucky in 2004 to begin work on an advanced theology degree. Throughout seminary he was able to grow in his understanding of the Bible’s teaching on the local church, working on staff at Capitol Hill Baptist Church in Washington, D.C. and Sojourn Community Church in Louisville. Towards the end of seminary, Scott met his wife Maria, got married and started having children—a busy few years! In 2013, the Daniels heard about Grace Bible Church’s pastor search, interviewed, came for a visit and made the big move in March of 2014! With the addition of a new baby in 2015, the Daniel family appears to have their final lineup with Norah (2011), Jude (2013) and Annie (2015).
Pastoral ministry is Scott’s dream job. He still can’t believe he gets paid to teach the Bible and shepherd Christians. Aside from reading theology, history and law, Scott loves college football, kids cereal and playing whiffle ball with Jude.