Rev. Richard Scott, Jr., Pastor and founder of Calvary Missionary Baptist Church, is a gifted and anointed preacher of the Gospel. He is known in the Clarksville community for his leadership, teaching, and reaching lost souls for Christ. As a lifelong resident of the Clarksville area, he attended the public schools of Montgomery County and was a graduate in 1970 from Burt High School. During the fall of 1970, he attended Austin Peay State University.
In 1985, Rev. Scott was called into the ministry, continued to pursue his education, and became a graduate of the Clarksville School of Religion. He received a diploma with honors in Theology in 1986 from the American Baptist Theological Seminary College of Nashville, TN. After being ordained on November 30, 1986, Rev. Scott was called to pastor at Big Walnut Grove Baptist Church in 1987. Having served there faithfully until September 1995, Pastor Scott accepted the opportunity to move forward in ministry by answering the call to pastor Boiling Spring Missionary Baptist Church where he served until December 20, 2003.
Because “the steps of a good man are ordered by the Lord” (Psalm 37:23), Rev. Scott heard and obeyed the leading of the Holy Spirit to establish a church that would worship Christ in Spirit and in Truth. Calvary Missionary Baptist Church was founded on December 12, 2004.
On May 9, 2005, Pastor Scott earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in Bible Theology and is a candidate for a Bachelor of Theology degree. Pastor Scott minored in both Church Vocation and Pastoral Studies from the New American Baptist Theological Seminary College of Nashville, TN.
Pastor Scott is a member of the Omega Society of the Burt High chapter and an honorary Kentucky Colonel of the state of Kentucky. He is a member of the Cumberland River South Kentucky Middle Tennessee District Association, the Tennessee State Convention Association, and the Progressive National Baptist Convention.
Rev. Scott is the second born of six sons to the union of Bertha Scott and the late Richard Scott, Sr. He is the widower of the late Donna Ewing Scott to which they were blessed with two daughters. He is the grandfather of four grandchildren.
Pastor Scott has been given a vision by God to build a new church. With spiritual guidance, dedication, determination, and a desire to fulfill this vision empowered by the Holy Spirit, it will come to pass. He believes that life is a road with a lot of twists, turns, and challenges but great achievement requires great perseverance.