On episode 76 of the podcast, we are featuring 200church pastor, Scott Carson! Scott is in his 26th year of ministry at Grace Church in Burlington, WI.
After 25 years in the same church, you gain some wisdom and perspective on pastoral ministry in a 200church. Scott shares some of that wisdom with us in this episode.
Scott has been serving the Lord at Grace Church since 1988 as the Senior Pastor. He grew up in Atlanta, GA, holds a Bachelors Degree from Maranatha Baptist Bible College in Watertown, Wisconsin, and a Masters Degree from Grand Rapids Baptist Seminary in Grand Rapids, Michigan.
Prior to serving at Grace, Scott was an assistant pastor in Danville, IL, and helped start a church in the suburbs of Detroit, Michigan. He has a business background, having previously been involved in commercial sales and marketing.
In the podcast he talks about coming alongside community leaders as a friend and encourager. We sensed his heart for the people of his community, whether or not they attend his church.
Scott and his wife, Jane, have three children: Charity, Ben and Aaron. Scott will quickly tell you that the five greatest days of his life have been “the day I accepted Christ, the day I married Jane and the birth of each of our three children.”
Scott says that Jane is his secret weapon (our term!) in ministry and family. He credits her for having three children who love the Lord and the church.
Scott is a dedicated student, an avid reader and even a bit of a book collector. He is committed to providing clear, practical teaching and preaching of God’s Word.
Scott is very active in the community, having served on a community drug task force, is a member of the Burlington Rotary Club and an Ambassador for the Burlington Area Chamber of Commerce. He is also the chaplain for the Burlington Police Department.
We are so honored and proud to have this 200church pastor join us today. You can check out the website for Grace Church here, and be sure to notice their new building plans – still growing in year 26!
We know you will be challenged and encouraged by this episode and or so happy to be able to share it with you!
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