Pastor Johnny E. Scott is the 10th child of 12, born to the late Charlie Leon Scott and Mary Green Scott. He was born in Pfafftown, NC, and attended the Forsyth County Schools. He graduated from North Forsyth High School, where he was a member of the Basketball and Track Teams. Pastor Scott preached his initial sermon on April 10, 1982 at Center Grove A.M.E. Zion Church, Tobaccoville, NC. Shortly after, he was called to pastor the Forbush Baptist Church in Huntsville, NC. Other pastoral posts include New Unity Missionary Baptist Church, Winston-Salem, NC, and Rhema Deliverance Ministries, Winston-Salem, NC. He is currently pastor of Pleasant Grove Baptist Church, Yadkinville.
Pastor Scott retired as Receiving Supervisor of Lowe's Home Improvement Stores after 25 years. He is currently a delivery driver for Prestige Farms, Charlotte. He is pursuing degrees in Biblical Studies and Theology, through Salt Lake Bible College. He enjoys teaching and preaching the word of God. He also enjoys singing, basketball, and fishing. His favorite Scripture is Philippians 4:19 ~ "But my God shall supply all your need according to his riches in glory by Christ Jesus." He is married to his best friend and the love of his life, Deborah Lipscomb Scott, (36 years). They have been blessed with two children, Nicole and Ezra.
Doctrinal Belief - As a born again Baptist believer: Pastor believes the Holy Bible was written by men divinely inspired, and is a perfect treasure of heavenly instruction; that it has God for its Author, salvation for its end, and truth, without any mixture of error for its matter; that it reveals the principles by which God will judge us; and, therefore is, and shall remain to the end of the world, the true basis of all Christian unions, and the supreme standard by which all human conduct, creeds, and opinions should be tried. He believes with Paul, that "Every scripture inspired of God is also profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, for instruction which is in righteousness: that the man of God may be complete, furnished completely unto every good work" (2 Tim. 3:16-17 ASV). He believes in the Holy Spirit, who is actively working in our lives as Comforter, Teacher and Guide.
Ministry Statement -"To tell the Good News of the Gospel of Jesus Christ, encouraging souls to believe in HIM (Jesus), as the Lord and Savior of humanity, to guard and teach every soul entrusted to me by God with all the wisdom of the Gospel in order to present every one of these precious souls perfect and complete in Christ Jesus, to equip these persons to passionately pursue their calling and election in Christ Jesus, to magnify Christ as Lord, to edify the body as heirs and joint-heirs, to equip the saints for the winning of souls, and to live a life that is pleasing to God."