Scott’s desire to see the gospel taken to the ends of the earth was shaped by going there himself. Whether serving short-term among Vietnamese refugees, or riding horseback to study the impacts of globalization on Chinese nomads, Scott’s broad experience inspires his leadership in today’s rapidly changing missions context.
Prior to becoming CEO in 2012, Scott spearheaded TEAM’s communications strategy for nearly a decade, chronicling the stories of God’s work through TEAM missionaries and ministries around the world.
His diverse professional background spans the textile, finance, and publishing industries. During his tenure in international business, Scott engaged churches and ministries in more than 50 countries.
Originally from North Carolina, Scott holds a Ph.D. in international relations and law from Vanderbilt University, an MBA from Duke University, an MFA from Queens University of Charlotte, and a bachelor’s in religious and Biblical studies from Gardner-Webb University. He serves on the faculty at Maryville College, where he teaches political science and international studies and is passionate about mentoring young global leaders.
Scott and his wife, Amy, have seven children and reside in Maryville, Tennessee, where they attend River Oaks Community Church.