Senior Pastor, Macedonia Baptist Church, Los Angeles, CA
Rev. Shane B. Scott serves as the senior pastor of the historic Macedonia Baptist Church located in Los Angeles, CA, which has served the Watts Community for more than 100 years. Pastor Scott is a powerful and anointed messenger, teacher and speaker. His voice and unique view into Christian living offers diverse groups a meaningful lens for examining and empowering their lives. By example and edict, Rev. Scott has motivated changed people to change the world. The Macedonian message of being an accepting, loving, inspiring, visioning and encouraging congregation is one that involves a ministry of discipleship, mission and transforming the soul of the community. He says, “We are a historic, relevant congregation with a vision to speak truth to power as we forge collaborations between church and community to exhibit unity as a household of faith.”
Pastor Scott’s visionary and courageous leadership has rippled through the local community and abroad. As a noted guest minister at churches, community events and conferences throughout North America, his progressive and relevant message has reached thousands of diverse populations. While masterful at articulating global issues facing Christians, he also has the wonderful ability to localize the Word to speak to people right where they are.
Pastor Scott pursued his secondary education at Stillman College in Tuscaloosa, AL, where he earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in Religion and Philosophy. He went on to earn his Master of Divinity degree from the American Baptist Seminary of the West in Berkeley, CA with an emphasis in Pastoral Care and Community Development. Pastor Scott served as the Youth Minister of the historic Third Baptist Church of San Francisco and Youth & Young Adult Pastor of the Friendship Baptist Church in Vallejo, CA.