Scott grew up in rural South Central Nebraska (Kearney, NE). In 2008 he and his family moved to Minnesota and in August 2011 Scott began his ministry as the Senior Pastor of Grace Community Church. Scott is married to his wonderful wife Jane and they have one son, Ian.
Interests and Hobbies
Scott loves to be with Jane and Ian. He is also an active guy who likes sports, strategy games, being outside, hanging out with people, and eating tasty food (especially meat).
Scott is passionate about seeing lives completely changed by Jesus Christ. He loves to see the gospel practically speak to and transform every part of a person’s everyday life. In addition, he believes that the gospel does not just intend to change individuals but entire communities of believers whose transformation ripples into our local towns and cities. Scott is determined to join God’s Spirit in creating communities of people being transformed by the gospel and multiplying gospel transformation in their local communities and beyond.
Scott has also become particularly passionate about and interested in church-based leadership development and developing healthy congregations. These have become particular areas of research, study, prayer and long-term ministry aspirations.
Galatians 2:20 (ESV) has had a big impact on Scott’s life.
20 I have been crucified with Christ. It is no longer I who live, but Christ who lives in me. And the life I now live in the flesh I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me.
Friday was born in the town of Renk in what is now South Sudan in east Africa. Friday and his family came as refugees to the United States in 1998. Friday grew up in the Suburb of the Twin Cities (Cottage Grove, MN).He made the move to Worthington in 2016 when he married his incredible wife Karen, and they will be expecting their first child at the end of October. Friday began Ministry as Pastor of Family Discipleship at Grace Community Church in 2017.
Friday loves to spend time with his wife; they particularly enjoy traveling the world together. Friday enjoys watching and playing sports of any kind (basketball, football, soccer, ultimate frisbee,running). He likes getting together with friends whether for games, dinner, or just good conversation.
Friday is looking forward to continuing to grow in who God has made him to be so that he may support and come alongside parents and youth. Friday wants to see families grow in who God has made them to be. This means walking out Jesus’ command of making disciples who make disciples of all nations and leaving a legacy of abiding in Christ for generations to come. Friday is passionate about seeing bridges built between believers from diverse ethnicities, cultures, and backgrounds. He is excited to be challenged, to learn, and to connect the Body of Christ in new ways so that God may be most glorified.
One of Friday’s life verses is Matthew 22:36-40 ESV
“Teacher, which is the great commandment in the Law?” And he said to him, “You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind. This is the great and first commandment. And a second is like it: You shall love your neighbor as yourself. On these two commandments depend all the Law and the Prophets.”