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The Galilee Baptist Church

Kalamazoo, Michigan

Galilee Baptist Church

Meet The Pastor

Meet The Pastor

Brief Biographical Sketch


Dr. Michael Thomas Scott, Sr.


Dr. Michael Thomas Scott, Sr., a native of Dover, Delaware is the Senior Pastor and

Chief Servant of the Galilee Baptist Church of Kalamazoo, Michigan for nearly eight

years. He previously served as Senior Pastor of the historic Jerusalem Baptist Church of

Virginia’s Eastern Shore for twelve years. He has been preaching the Gospel of Jesus

Christ for 27 years. He was licensed and ordained by the Calvary Baptist Church of

Dover, DE, under the tutelage and teaching of the late Rt. Rev. Dr. Richard M. Avant, Jr.

He left home to further his education at the Virginia Union University, Richmond,

Virginia, where he earned a Bachelor of Arts degree (Cum Laude) in Religion and

Philosophy in 1998 and the Master of Divinity degree in 2001. During this period, he

served as student-intern and organist at the Grayland Baptist Church of Richmond, under

the mentorship of the Rev. Dr. Clifton Whitaker, Jr. He is also an honors graduate of the

John Tyler Community College, Chester, VA, where he earned the Associate of Applied

Science degree in Funeral Services, enabling him to practice as a licensed Mortician in

the states of Michigan, Virginia, and Indiana. He holds an earned Doctorate in leadership

and preaching from the United Theological Seminary, Dayton, Ohio. Dr. Scott has been

featured in “The African American Pulpit” magazine for his article, “Grace in the

Wilderness.” He is the author of five books, iPray: Maximizing Your Prayer Life in

Today's Busy World, The Leader Within and Shape-Up: Strategies for Health Awareness

through Preaching and Empowerment, Mountain Movers: Praying through the

Impossible, and You Need a Faith Lift!

Dr. Scott’s ministry gifts include: Pastor, Teacher, and Evangelist. He and his wife,

Minister Tamara T. Scott organized a non-denominational church plant in 2005, The

Upper Room Church of Milford, Delaware. Dr. Scott is CEO of Michael T. Scott

Ministries, which is a 501(c)3 outreach ministry that seeks to spread the Gospel of Jesus

Christ all over the world through conferences, crusades, revivals, workshops, seminars,

and multimedia ventures.

In addition to serving on numerous boards and civic organizations, he is a proud member

of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc., the Kalamazoo Metropolitan Branch of the NAACP,

the Michigan Funeral Directors Association, past President of the Northside Ministerial

Alliance of Kalamazoo and served on Board of Directors for YMCA of Greater

Kalamazoo. He is affiliated with American Baptist Churches of the USA (ABCUSA), the

Progressive National Baptist Convention, Inc. (PNBC), where he served as National

Chairman of the Program Committee for Past President, Dr. James C. Perkins, Global

United Fellowship (GUF), and Kingdom Alliance Covenant Fellowship (KACF) under

the leadership of Bishop Edgar Vann II.

Dr. Scott enjoys quiet time, reading, writing, technology, and spending time with family

and close friends. He and his wife, Minister Tamara T. Scott, reside in Kalamazoo,

Michigan with their three children, Trinity, Morgan, and Michael II (Brother).

Dr. Scott’s motto scripture is “I can do all things through Christ which strengthens me.”

Philippians 4:13