Scott Wilson Pastor, Senior Adults

Where did you grow up?

I was born in Salina, Kansas, but have lived in many locations due to my dad being in the Air Force. Most of my life was spent growing up in San Antonio Texas.

How did you meet your wife?

I met Robyn in Fort Worth Texas while the two of us were attending Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. We actually met in church during an evening worship service.

What do you like to do in your spare time?

During my spare time I like to go to the fitness center and work out with weights and swim in the pool. Fishing and watching football are also activities I enjoy. My wife and I also enjoy vacationing at the beach.

What factors and influences have brought you to where you are today?

My call to the ministry flows out of my personal relationship with Christ, and began many years ago. As I grew in the Lord through time spent in his Word, I fell in love with Jesus, who has led me to where I am today. I majored in theology in college and went on to pursue my MDiv with Biblical Languages at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, as well as my DMin at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary. I’ve served in churches in Texas, Alabama, and North Carolina. Most recently the Lord expanded my horizons by allowing me to be involved with Marketplace Chaplains, ministering in a variety of businesses in the Triangle. As a chaplain, I was able to lead devotional group studies at a retirement community in Durham, minister to the hurting at Duke-Raleigh Hospital, and had the privilege of serving grieving families through recent work at a funeral home.

What excites you about Adult Ministry?

I'm excited about the opportunity to serve, encourage, and walk through life with those in the "primetime" of life. I also enjoy bringing comfort to those who are hurting and offering them hope. It is an honor to use the spiritual gifts that God has equipped me with to build up and edify the body of Christ. This is most often accomplished through counseling, shepherding, and preaching/teaching. I enjoy being with seniors, listening to them, and building relationships with them. I also enjoy visiting with those who are sick or hurting, and encouraging them with Scripture.

The two verses of Scripture that describe my heart for ministry are Psalm 92:12-14: “The righteous will flourish like a palm tree, they will grow like a Cedar of Lebanon. . .They will still bear fruit in old age, they will stay fresh and green.”