BIOGRAPHY | PASTOR KEVIN L. SCOTT
Kevin L. Scott was born to the late Collins and Johncie
Love in 1948 and raised in Coatesville, Pennsylvania. The second
eldest of seven siblings, he has five brothers and one sister.
Pastor Scott was saved at the tender age of thirteen during a great
city-wide revival held at the Union Baptist Church in Coatesville.
Upon receiving salvation he sought a church home where he could
grow and mature in spiritual tenets, serve Jesus Christ faithfully,
and become an effective fully-functional follower. He subsequently
was led to join the Mount Carmel Church of God in Christ, a newly
formed ministry in West Chester, Pennsylvania. This youthful and
dynamic ministry was being led by the late Jacob Meeks, who would
rise to be appointed Superintendent of the Coatesville District.
Pastor Scott was educated in the Coatesville Area School District.
A graduate of the S. Horace Scott Senior High School in 1966, he
received an Outstanding English Student academic award and, even
more importantly, was recognized as the senior student who most
exemplified his religious beliefs. After high school graduation,
Pastor Scott attended Taylor School of Business in Philadelphia,
Pennsylvania. In 1969, he began an extensive career in the United
States Postal Service.
Blessed by God over his thirty-four years of federal service, Pastor
Scott swiftly earned professional advancements. He progressed from
Postal Clerk to Letter Carrier, then Supervisor of Distribution,
Equal Employment Opportunity Counselor, and, finally, to Postmaster.
During his twenty-four-plus years as Postmaster, he was blessed
to serve three Pennsylvania communities, receiving promotions at
each location: Douglassville, Boyertown, and Middletown, where he
ended his postal career as Honorable Postmaster. Pastor Scott was
only the second African American in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania
to hold the position of Postmaster at a level eighteen or above
during the time of his initial appointment in 1979.
During his tenure as Postmaster, Pastor Scott served several years
as Deputy Director for the Eastern Region, representing the National
League of Postmasters of the United States. His assignment was to
advocate for Postmasters who found themselves in violation of the
Called by God to Gospel Ministry in 1966, Pastor Scott was ordained
in 1968. He received his ordination certification by the late Jurisdictional
and Second Senior Bishop of the Church of God in Christ, Ozro Thurston
(O.T.) Jones, Sr.
During his years of ministry, Pastor Scott served in many capacities,
including Sunday School Teacher, Youth Leader, Choir Director, and
Associate Minister. Pastor Scott served as Assistant Pastor to the
late Carl E. Hines, Jr., for thirty-one (31) years at the Shiloh
Church of God in Christ, Harrisburg, the site of his current pastorate.
Pastor Scott was commissioned to succeed his late pastor by Bishop
Benjamin J. Ravenel, Jurisdictional Prelate of the Commonwealth
of Pennsylvania, in November, 2006.
Since the time of his pastoral appointment, Pastor Scott has pursued
his commitment, and teaches his congregation, to love God, love
people, and change the world. Pastor Scott believes that the Lord
has continued to bless the ministry assigned to this charge and
to grow the congregation at Shiloh because he and the Church strive
to be faithful to the Lord’s instruction. The Lord God specifically
directed him, “The hardest job you will ever undertake as
pastor is to stay out of my way.”
The vision the Lord has given Pastor Scott is to burn the mortgage
on the current facility and to pursue immediately the building of
a multi-purpose Community Life Center to serve the greater Harrisburg
area. As a result, he established the Shiloh Center for Community
Outreach, Inc. as a 501(c)(3) entity in 2009. He aspires to reach,
teach, and develop people of all ages, races, colors, and creeds
as the Lord has commanded.
Pastor Scott has been married to the lovely and precious Carol Y.
(Hines) Scott, since April 18, 1970. This humble woman of God is
lovingly known as his “bride” by Pastor Scott and as
“Lady Carol” by the Shiloh parishioners she serves.
Pastor and Lady Scott’s union has been blessed with three
beautiful daughters: Erica Rawls (Jesse), Shevelle Lyons (Fernando)
and Jacquelyn Anderson (Brian). They firmly believe, “To God
be the glory, for we know that our sufficiency is of God, and not