The Reverend Marlon D. Scott Sr. was born oldest of three sons to Mr. & Mrs. Joe L. Scott in Augusta, Georgia. Rev. Scott credits his parents for their love, dedication, discipline and positive outlook that provided him growth in all areas in his life. Rev. Scott’s mother is a retired registered nurse while his father is a former teacher, educator, principal, and currently serves on the Augusta Georgia School Board. The home that Rev. Scott was reared in was full of love, strong family bonds, and the development of a strong work ethic. It was in the home that Rev. Scott’s parents nurtured his love for GOD, his love for people and his love for learning. Rev. Scott was educated in the Augusta Public School System and graduated from Glenn Hills High School. In 1988, he earned a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Banking and Finance from Morehouse College in Atlanta, Georgia. While attending Morehouse he was a member of the Student Government Association and co-editor of the Morehouse Business Association Journal. Upon graduation he took a position at Sovran Bank in Nashville, Tennessee where he was the first African-American selected for Sovran’s Corporate Development Program. In 1991, Rev. Scott accepted a position at Wyeth Laboratories where he was the first African-American to hold the position of Account manager in that region.
Rev. Scott accepted his call to the gospel ministry at New Salem Missionary Baptist Church in Columbus, Ohio under the membership of Dr. Keith a. Troy. In 1999, he earned a Master of Divinity Degree (M.DIV.) from the Methodist Theological School in Ohio. While a student in seminary, Rev. Scott served as the President of the African- American Student Body where he promoted unity among the races. He was also selected by his professors and peers to preach the Baccalaureate Service for his graduating class. Rev. Scott competed his Doctorate in Ministry from Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary in the area of Marriage and Family Counseling. Rev. Scott has a passion for the healing and wholeness of marriage and families. The title of his dissertation is “How to Increase Marital Enhancement and Enrichment in African-American Marriages in the post modern generation.” Rev. Scott is currently enrolled in a Masters of Science in Organizational Leadership with a concentration in Servant Leadership at Columbus State University. Rev Scott is a certified life Coach.
Rev. Scott is the founding pastor or Emmanuel Christian community Church (E.C.C.C.) in Columbus, Georgia. E.C.C.C. was founded in December of 2003 with only four members: Rev. Scott, his wife, and their 2 children. Since that time over 400 souls have united with Emmanuel. Emmanuel is a ministry that has positively impacted the community with outreach programs and its “out of the box” ministry style. E.C.C.C. is known for its love for Jesus Christ, its loving members and warm environment. Emmanuel’s motto is “the place where family matters and people
count.” In addition to his pastoral duties, Rev. Scott serves as chaplain of Columbus Regional at the Medical Center, Doctors Hospital, The John B. Amos Cancer Center and Hughston Hospital where he received The Chairman’s Award of Excellence for 2009 in recognition of his loyalty and outstanding service.
Rev. Scott’s love for GOD, God’s people, marriages, and families have made him a sought after speaker for revivals, leadership lectures, schools and marriage conferences. Pastor Scott’s encouraging and inspiring messages can be heard daily on the radio broadcast “The Empowerment Hour”. Rev. Scott is known for his warm smile, friendly demeanor, and positive outlook.
Rev. Scott is married to Dr. Shemel Bloom Scott and their union has been blessed with two children, Marlisa and Marlon Jr. Rev. Scott has been described as a visionary, creative thinker, innovative change-agent, and businessman however Rev. Scott feels his most important titles are husband, father, son, brother and Christian.