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David Scott to be nominated for second vice president of the Kentucky Baptist Convention

By Chip Hutcheson
Kentucky Today

David Scott, who has served in ministry positions in Kentucky Baptist churches for more than 35 years, will be nominated for the position of second vice president of the Kentucky Baptist Convention at its annual meeting in November.

Scott will be nominated by Paxton Redd, pastor of Liberty Point Baptist Church in Cadiz.

“It is my great privilege to nominate David Scott to be second vice president of KBC,” Redd said. “David has been a faithful servant to the Lord, the local church and the convention. He is a gracious and honestly one of the most humble men that I know. In addition, he is a friend to many and I know that he will serve the convention well.”

David Scott

Scott has served three stints at Ormsby Heights Baptist Church in Louisville, covering more than 18 years. His current position is associate pastor and minister of music. He served for 14 years (2002-16) as minister of music at Southside Baptist Church in Princeton, working with four pastors during that time.

He also served as minister of music at Hopkinsville First Baptist Church and minister of music and adult ministries at First Baptist Church in Jacksboro, Tenn. 
He was ordained to the gospel ministry at Ormsby Heights in 1993 during the pastorate of the late Dallas Vincent.

A graduate of the University of Evansville (1981) and The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary (1986), his ministry positions began in his home state of Indiana in 1974 when he was a volunteer, part-time music director at Keck Avenue Baptist Church. He also served as a summer missionary in 1975 for Southwestern Baptist Association in Evansville, Ind.

He was baptized at Keck Avenue Baptist at age 8.

“During college, I began to sense that God was leading me into full-time ministry of some type,” he said. “One evening service during student week at Glorietta, N.M., God gripped my heart and definitely called me to ministry. That has been lived out mostly in the area of music ministry.”

His wife, Karen, works as an ultrasonographer at the Women Breast Center of Norton Women’s and Children’s Hospital. They have two adult children, Emily and Ben.

Emily, a graduate of the University of the Cumberlands, “has a heart for missions and served a five-month stint with IMB missionaries Jim and Teresa Flora in Lesotho, Africa, and a four-month stint with Cherish Uganda in Entebbe,” Scott said. She now works as associate executive director for Brookdale Senior Living in Franklin, Tenn.

Ben played tennis at Georgetown College before transferring to the University of Louisville, where he graduated with a degree in Spanish. He works as executive director for Brookdale Senior Living in Birmingham, Ala.

“Early in our marriage, Karen and I nailed down our answer to God concerning anything He directed us to,” Scott said. “Our answer is ‘yes’ to Him as He leads. That hasn’t changed. He has favored us with a variety of ministry opportunities through these years and we are blessed to be in His service.”

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