Our Pastor


Royal Scott, Jr.

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Pastor Royal Scott, Jr., a native of Kansas City, Kansas, began his preaching ministry on March 27, 1995, under the ministerial tutelage of the late Raymond C. Higgs, pastor of the Bethel Baptist Church in Kansas City, Kansas.

Pastor Scott completed his elementary and high school education in the Wyandotte County, Kansas School District, graduating from Wyandotte High School. He continued to Kansas City, Kansas Community College studying business administration and later graduated from Western Baptist Bible College with a BS degree in Theology. In May, 2020, Pastor Scott completed his Masters of Arts degree in Christian School Administration from the Louisiana Baptist University, Shreveport, LA and is actively pursuing his doctorate of Philosophy in Christian School Administration from LBU.

Pastor Scott accepted his first pastorate and served for 11 years at the historic Walnut Boulevard Missionary Baptist Church in Kansas City, Kansas. At the same time, he was the first black director of Adult Court Services for the 29th Judicial District.

Pastor Scott has many accomplishments and lends his talents and abilities where needed. Before leaving Kansas, he served extensively in the KAW Valley District Baptist Association in the following capacities: President of the KAW Valley District Ministers’ Council, Spiritual Advisor for the KAW Valley District Laymen, and KAW Valley District Boy’s Work Director. He was an active member of the Kansas City Baptist Ministers’ Union and served on the board for the Baptist Missionary State Convention for the state of Kansas.

Pastor Scott has a passion for helping God’s people, seeking to help fulfill the needs of people, which led him into the areas of real estate, mortgage loans and affordable housing. He was licensed as a real estate broker for the state of Kansas for more than 20 years. In order to assist people in obtaining the American dream of home ownership, he became a Mortgage Banker for North American Savings and Loan Bank and served as President of Kansas City, Kansas Lender’s Consortium.

In all that Pastor Scott does, his highest priority is the love for his family. He has been married to Sandra Graves, his life’s companion and sweetheart, for more than 50 years and together they are the proud parents of three sons; Royal, Robert and Sedric. Grandparents and great grandparents to more than 17 and growing.

In obedience to the Holy Spirit, April, 2011, Pastor Scott accepted the pastorate to serve at the Greater Saint Paul Baptist Church in Minden, Louisiana. Along with being pastor to a wonderful congregation, he also serves as 3rd Vice Moderator for the NW 14th District Baptist Association, Regional Vice President for the Louisiana Baptist State Convention, Certified Dean and Instructor through National Baptist Sunday School Publishing Board, President of the Watchmen Ministers’ Fellowship, President/CEO for Creighton Hill Community Development Corp. (not for profit organization), Site Coordinator/tax preparer for CHCDC VITA Site, and board member for Community First High School in Minden, Louisiana.

Pastor Scott acknowledges God as the provider of brand-new mercies each day!