Scott Wakefield

Elder/Lead Pastor

Scott has been in local church ministry since 1996 and served churches in Ohio and Illinois before coming to God’s Country in March 2003. His B.A. is in Bible/Theology/Soccer at Wheaton College and he has done 100 graduate hours of M.Div. studies at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School, Emmanuel Christian Seminary, and Covenant Baptist Theological Seminary, (but—long tortuous story short—without quite ever getting a single M.Div. done, which he feels really good about. Thanks for opening that old wound. Actually, for a couple wee morning hours each day, he's slowly working on M.Div. 2.0 at CBTS.)

Scott’s passion is to connect people to Christ through a local church that equips them to grow through God's Word to become who He made them to be. His life's passion is to love, lead, and feed the flock to carry out Christ’s call in the Great Commission to make disciple makers. Scott likes to sing, play a few instruments, watch soccer (Barcelona is how it should be played), read/watch/listen to way more podcasts/books than a human should, and walk around our Greeneville campus Worship Center or downtown Greeneville approximately 3-4 miles every morning with his head buried in his phone (mostly reading. Promise. Feel free to honk as you drive by, though his noise cancelling earbuds mean he may not hear you!) If you're wanting to know more about his personal doctrinal/theological commitments, see here, at the bottom of fccgreene.org/beliefs.

Scott and his wife, Dagny (pronounced DAHG-knee), met at Wheaton, have been married since 1997, and have three children, Sophia, Alden, and Emery. She is a superstar Mom, homemaker, full-time Pediatric Social Worker at nearby Niswonger Children's Hospital, and serves as Kids Min Coach at our Afton campus.

Current Roles: Leads in Preaching, Teaching, Vision, Staff, and Scott's Thoughts, Great Questions Answered, Brown Bags & Bibles, and Coffee Convos.