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Rev. Dr. Maurice F. Scott was born and raised in St. Louis, Missouri on March 26, 1945. He has been married to Sandra B. Scott for forty-six years, is father of five children, and has two grandchildren.

He is a graduate from University of California, Berkeley with a double major in Social Science and Afro-American Studies. He has a Master’s degree from San Jose State University in Social Science, with emphasis on Afro-American Studies. Dr. Scott received in his lifetime, secondary teaching credential from the University of San Francisco in 1975. He has a Masters of Theological Studies from the Golden Gate Baptist Theological Seminary, located in Dunbar, Wisconsin.

Dr. Scott is a retiree from the public school system as a Social Studies teacher, and also a Track & Field coach.

Dr. Scott was converted in St. Louis at an early age and baptized by the late Dr. Walter G. Wells at Westside Baptist Church. In 1954, his mother, sister, and he changed membership to Christ Southern Missionary Baptist Church under the leadership of Reverend Herman Gore Sr. and Jr.

Dr. Scott was called into the ministry in 1965 while serving in the Air Force in Amarillo, Texas, hearing the Lord telling him to “Preach or die.” Then, later while on military leave in St. Louis, the Lord spoke to him, telling him to “Preach Jesus.” While in the armed forces, Dr. Scott received orders to finish his military tour of duty in Oakland, California. This is where he met the late Rev. Dr. C.J. Anderson, who became his father and mentor in the ministry for thirty-five years.

He is presently serving as pastor of the Great St. John Metropolitan Missionary Baptist Church, located at 985 53rd Street in Oakland, California, where he organized in June, 2004.

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