Minister Kenneth “Kenny” Scott, a Certified Lay Servant in the United Methodist Church, was born to Ervin and Eva Scott, October 4th. Born, raised, work, serve and minister in Indianapolis, Indiana. He is the oldest of four. He graduated from Northwest High School, Class of 1982. After High School he joined the Military serving in the United States Army Reserve for eight years.
Minister Scott, Kenny, is the father of ten, nine who are still with us today, the oldest daughter went home to be with the Father in glory at the young age of three. Kenny is blessed with many grandchildren.
After his daughter’s death, he received a large inheritance as a result of malpractice. Although he had big plans for his life, soon after he began to live a lifestyle out of the normal. He began selling and trafficking drugs, but he praises God that he never got caught although he now knows that he was being watched. It didn’t last long that the drug dealer soon became the user and he spent the entire inheritance. He lost cars, jewelry, homes, but far worse was that he had lost all spiritual connection with God.
After 20 years of battling with the addiction, trips to prison, experiencing homelessness and hunger, he made a cry of help and surrendered to the Lord. Praise God that He heard his cry and answered him. His cry and fervent prayers were that the disease would be taken away and God removed them. Because God was faithful to him, Kenny remains faithful to God. He’s not perfect but he is faithful and grateful. Kenny believes in “keeping it real,” because it’s the only way he knows of how to let others know the goodness of the Lord thy God. God is a keeper! This is his testimony!
Currently, Minister Scott serves as a Minister in training and the Ministry Leader of the Barnes “Taste of Heaven” Feeding Ministry. The Feeding Ministry’s goal is to feed the physical and spiritual needs of all. In that way, to make disciples for the transformation of lives and the world to Jesus Christ.
He also serves as a Ministry Team Leader on the Lay Leadership Council. He serves on the Ten Point Coalition under the supervision of Rev. Charles R. Harrison, Sr. Pastor of Barnes United Methodist Church who is the President of Ten Point.
Kenny believes God has a plan for him as he does for all others. A plan that includes him giving back and helping to transform other’s lives by being a witness and testifying to all God has done in his life and continues doing.
“…even though I have received such wonderful revelations from God. So to keep me from becoming proud, I was given a thorn in my flesh, a messenger from Satan to torment me and keep me from becoming proud. Three different times I begged the Lord to take it away. Each time He said, “My grace is all you need. My power works best in weakness.” So now I am glad to boast about my weaknesses, so that the power of Christ can work through me. That’s why I take pleasure in my weaknesses, and in the insults, hardships, persecutions, and troubles that I suffer for Christ. For when I am weak, then I am strong.” 2 Corinthians 12:7-10 NLT