Reverend Hermon Scott was licensed to preach the gospel on May 23, 1976, by the Salem Baptist Church, Louisville, Alabama. After completing one year of college at Selma University, Selma, Alabama he joined the Army and was assigned to Fort Richardson, Alaska. While stationed there, he united with the New Hope Baptist Church, Anchorage, Alaska. Under the leadership of William B. Lyons, he grew as a teacher and preacher, and was subsequently ordained a Baptist Minister on December 21, 1980. After completing his tour in Alaska, Pastor Scott was assigned to Fort Rucker, Alabama and served as Interim Pastor of the Morning Star Baptist Church, Enterprise, Alabama until his Army duties took him to Mainz, Germany.
Pastor Scott served as Assistant Pastor of the Mainz Baptist Fellowship for four years before returning to America and uniting with Walnut Grove Baptist Church, Clarksville, Tennessee. In November 1987, he accepted pastorate of the Mt. Pisgah Baptist Church while completing his college degree. He returned to the military three years later as an Armor officer and was promoted to the rank of Captain.
Pastor Scott’s Army duties brought him to Liberty County in 1994 and he united with the First Calvary Baptist Church. He retired from the Army in April of 1996 and taught at the Long County High School for three years.
Pastor Scott is a Life Member of the NAACP and is a member of the Liberty County United Ministerial Alliance, and Secretary of the Manna House of Liberty County Board of Directors. He serves on the Board of Directors for Diversity Health Center, Inc. Pastor Scott also served as the First President of the Liberty County Homeless Coalition, Inc., and serves as a Long County Sheriff’s Office Chaplain. On July 19, 2013, Pastor Scott was elected Moderator of the Zion Missionary Baptist Association, Inc. He also serves as the Moderator and Ministers Division Coordinator of the GMBC of Georgia First District.
Pastor Scott holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Austin Peay State University Clarksville, Tennessee, a Masters of Ministry and Doctorate of Theology from Andersonville Theological Seminary, Camilla, Georgia.
Dr. Scott was called to pastor the Baconton Missionary Baptist Church in July 1997. He is married to the former Pamela M. Taylor, and they have five children: Charity and her husband Brandon, Chrystal, and Christopher and his wife Claudia. They have five grandchildren, Brandon, Christen, Duane, Maria, and Noah.
In September of this year, Pastor Scott was voted the “2019 Best Pastor” and Baconton Missionary Baptist Church was voted the “2019 Best Church” in Liberty County.
Dr. Pamela M. Scott, Ed.D
Our First Lady
Dr. Pamela Scott is the oldest child of James and Lilla Taylor, an Air Force family. Dr. Scott graduated from Bartlett High School and earned a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from the University of Alaska, Anchorage Alaska. During her senior year of college, she met Pastor Hermon Scott at the New Hope Baptist Church. They later married on December 22, 1979.
Dr. Scott worked as a registered nurse for the next 22 years; faithfully serving her God, her husband and her children. Her three children, Charity (Brandon), Chrystal, and Chris (Claudia), and five grandchildren (Brandon, Christen, Duane, Maria and Noah) proudly stand as a testimony of her love and devotion to her family.
Gifted in so many ways, Dr. Scott has had a life-long love for music. She currently works with Baconton’s Youth Choir and teaches a music course for the Zion Baptist Association. She is also a teacher for the women’s Sunday School Class. For Baconton’s Elijah Project, she teaches beginners keyboard class and Certification Courses for the American Heart Association.
After a long successful career in nursing, Dr. Scott entered the classroom as a 4TH grade elementary school teacher at Jordye Bacon Elementary School. She recently retired from the Liberty College and Career Academy as a Healthcare Specialist in the Liberty County School System. She is currently working with the New Parent Support Program, as a Registered Nurse, on Fort Stewart, GA. Dr. Scott holds an Ed.D in Curriculum Studies from Georgia Southern University.
The following are her educational accomplishments:
Education, Honors, and Certifications:
Ed.D. in Curriculum Studies, Georgia Southern University, Statesboro, GA
M.S. Reading Education, Georgia Southern University, Statesboro, GA. 2005
Bachelor of Science Nursing Science, University of Anchorage Alaska, Anchorage, AK