Scott was born and raised in Atlanta in the Northeast suburbs where he lived until he left for college. He attended Young Harris College from 1981-1983, Mars Hill College from 1985-87 where he graduated with a BA in Religion with focuses in Philosophy and Christian Education. He then attended Southeastern Seminary in Wake Forest, North Carolina from 1987-1990. He entered into pastoral ministry in 1987. In 1989, Scott moved to Louisville, KY where he attended Southern Seminary from 1990-1992 and graduated with a Master of Divinity degree with a focus in Pastoral Care. Scott did Clinical Pastoral Education (CPE) at Baptist East Hospital where his focus was in the area of Substance Abuse. Following this time, he continued this field of work in the inner city of Louisville with families of addiction. Scott has done seven years work in the area of Bowen Family Systems Theory with the Center for the Study of Human Systems and is now in the Post Graduate Program at the Bowen Center for the Study of the Family in Washington DC. He was an elected member of the Virginia Annual Conference Board of Church and Society of the United Methodist Church, served as the Virginia Conference Peace With Justice Coordinator for the United Methodist Church, a member of the Methodist Federation for Social Action and the Reconciling Ministries Network.