Scott Wylie Pastor, Family Ministries

Where are you from?

I was born in a town called Bay City, Michigan. It was an industrial town, built around the automobile industry and ship building. As a young adult, I lived in Iowa and Illinios.

How did you meet your wife?

Lorie and I met in college. We got to know each other through some common interests like running in downtown Chicago, and baseball games. She transfered to a different school after one year so much of our early relationship was long-distance.

What are a couple things you like to do when you have spare time?

Lorie and I enjoy traveling, and expecially trips that involve outdoor activities. I enjoy reading, I go to the gym several times a week, have season tickets to a sports team and the NC Theater, I do my own home and car repair and I have a woodworking shop below my house.

What events or factors have shaped you and led you into ministry?

From the time God saved me, and even prior to that, I was involved in the church. I started volunteering when I was in Elementary school. (Every week, I would ride my bike over to the church, and duplicate cassette tapes of the sermons.) God instilled in me a love for the local church from a young age - a love that was tested through adversity.

I attended college at the Moody Bible Institute where I studied Bible and Theology. Shortly after graduation, I returned to Michigan and served as a Youth Pastor for six years. I resigned that position to enroll in Seminary, and I got my seminary degree from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School in Deerfield, Illinois. I graduated in 1995, and I've been at Colonial since then.

I became Colonial's first Children's Pastor in 1995, and several years ago, I assumed my current role as Pastor of Family Ministries.

What excites you about Family Ministry?

The mission statement for our department says . . . "Our primary mission is disciple-making. We develop and lead ministry opportunities that help the generations of Colonial Baptist Church know God, think biblically and live wisely." That statement sums up what drives me. I enjoy the opportunities I have to teach God's Word, I love the team that I'm priviledged to lead, and I take particular delight in seeing volunteers mobalized into ministry.