Outside of walking with the living God, my greatest joy has been to share this grace of life with my beautiful bride, Katie. She has given me 5 wonderful arrows to put in our quiver. Though I am a Pastor, my full time job is trying to sharpen and polish these arrows so that they will launch well in this world to the glory of the King.
I am a firm believer in the idea that it is always a good time for a cup of coffee. ‘Veggin out’ for me typically happens in the woods on a nice running trail, or in a quiet, happy nook with a book. I am a big fan of food, as it really is the currency of fellowship. I have found this to be true everywhere I have lived, from Alabama to Africa. I look forward to sharing many cups of joe and meals around the table together with the family at New Heights.
I did not grow up attending church. One day I broke into a church to play basketball. In His amazing providence, God used this misdemeanor to break into my heart with the glorious news of His Son. Since then the prayer of my life has been that God would take the wet wood, that I call the sacrifice of my life, light it on fire with a passion for this Son, and let all around me watch me burn for His glory!
Scott ShieldsAssociate Pastor