The History of the
Edward J. Scott is the
President of The Spreading the Gospel Around the World / E. J.
Scott Ministries. This ministry was born in the spirit
of Pastor Scott in 1998. One night he woke up and
said that God commanded and commissioned him to "Spread the
Gospel of Jesus Christ around the World." He then
brought the idea to The Shiloh Christian Fellowship Church of New
Orleans, LA, where he was the Senior Pastor. When Shiloh started it's TV broadcast on the
American Christian Television System, ACTS of New Orleans, channel
76 in Jefferson Parish in February 2003, they named it
"Spreading the Gospel Around the World." This
broadcast was reaching people in the Jefferson Parish area.
However, Pastor Scott said that he knew that God commissioned him
to go further and reach more people for Jesus! Therefore,
after consulting with Denean, his faithful and devoted wife, and
after much prayer and fasting, they felt led to launch out into
the deep as Jesus told his disciples, and to monetarily start and
financially support E. J. Scott Ministries, L.L.C./Spreading the
Gospel Around the World. The broadcast went on WHNO Channel
20. People were calling in for prayer from New Orleans;
Amite, LA; Bridge City, LA; French Settlement, LA; Slidell, LA;
Gold Meadow, LA; Houma, LA; Avondale, LA; and Harahan, LA.
The VISION of "Spreading the Gospel Around the World"
On August 29, 2005, Hurricane Katrina - the most devastating
hurricane to ever hit the United States of America - hit New
Orleans, Louisiana and surrounding areas. This hurricane
unleashed her fury all across the Gulf Coast, causing many
residents to evacuate. The day after Hurricane Katrina hit
the city of New Orleans, LA the levies of New Orleans began to
breach. The flooding was devastating, destructive, and
deadly. The entire lower 9th ward, New Orleans East and many
other areas were completely destroyed. Pastor Scott led four
New Orleans based ministries - Shiloh Christian Fellowship
Baptist Church; Shiloh Christian Fellowship Economic
Development Foundation, the "Bread of Life Baptist
Mission," and Spreading the Gospel Around the World
Ministries / E. J. Scott Ministries, L.L.C. which were all
Scott and his family evacuated to Dallas, Texas where he was led
to start the Temple of New Life Baptist Church. On January
23, 2006 "Spreading the Gospel Around the World / E. J. Scott
Ministries" moved into another phase. It went on the
KGGR - AM 1040 Radio Station Monday through Friday at 3:15PM to
3:30PM praying for people. This broadcast reaches the entire
Dallas Metroplex Area. People call in for prayer from 100
miles north, 100 miles south, 100 miles east, and 100 miles west
of Dallas, TX. 1000's of people have been prayed for through
this ministry and most of all their prayers have been answered by
God! Many call in on a daily basis to give "Praise
Reports!" The great thing about this ministry is that
it has only begun to do what God has commissioned and commanded
Pastor Scott to do! KJV 1 Cor. 2:9 But as it is written, Eye
hath not seen, nor ear heard, neither have entered into the heart
of man, the things which God hath prepared for them that love him.
1, 2008 Hurricane Gustav hit New Orleans. Over 2 million people
evacuated. On September 13, 2008 Hurricane Ike hit Louisiana and
Texas. Pastor Scott began to relive the horrible plight of the
people of God when Hurricane Katrina launched it’s fiery. He
revisited the streets of New Orleans, and witnessed first hand the
blight and devastation that was still imminent even after 3 years.
He felt the tugging of the Holy Spirit telling him to return and
help rebuild New Orleans.
On October 5, 2008, “The Temple of New Life Baptist Church” celebrated its 3rd year Anniversary. Pastor Scott informed “The Temple of New Life Baptist Church” in Dallas, TX that God was calling him to return to New Orleans to help rebuild the city. On November 9, 2008, “The Temple of New Life Baptist Church” of New Orleans, La. had its 1st Service in Pastor Edward J. and Sis. Denean Scotts’ home with twelve (12) people in attendance. The great work of the Lord and Savior Jesus Christ continues in New Orleans, La.
January 4, 2009, the Temple of New Life had grown too large to continue to meet at Pastor and Sis. Dee’s house, so after talking with Dr. David Crosby, the pastor of the 1st Baptist Church of New Orleans, they started holding services in the fellowship hall of 1st Baptist Church on January 4, 2009. The work increased and the congregation grew. But, after 5 months, the attendance began to decline. Pastor Scott consulted with Bro. Freddie Arnold of the New Orleans Baptist Association (NOBA) and Dr. Wayne Jenkins, the Director of Evangelism for the Louisiana Baptist Convention, and they advised him to leave 1st Baptist Church and to go to the Central City area in New Orleans around the “Taylor Park”. They told him that this is the area that he is supposed to be in. On June 14, 2009, the Temple of New Life had it’s 1st Service in a parking lot of a blighted building located at 2300 South Galvez St. God blessed the work there because in a two (2) year period of time over two hundred fifty (250) people responded to the Gospel of Jesus Christ. However, because the “Temple of New Life” was outside in the cold, rain, heat, snow, and all kinds of weather, the attendance was sporadic. Many construction experts from the Louisiana Baptist Convention and elsewhere came in to give estimates concerning the purchase of 2300 South Galvez St. and it was determined that it would cost over $500,000 to purchase and renovate that building. It was also determined that it would be unwise to make that kind of investment at that time in that area.
We searched and searched and found a shopping center on Bullard Ave. and Morrison Road. The church went out there to look at the building. The church fasted and prayed and voted the following Sunday, 4/17/11, unanimously against moving to that building. The members found another building at 8480 Morrison Road, one block off of Crowder Blvd. The church voted unanimously the next Sunday, 5/1/11, to move to 8480 Morrison Road. We set the opening date for June 19, 2011, Father’s Day at 9 a.m.
On June 1, 2011, the Temple of New Life Baptist Church (TONLBC) had its 1st Intercessory Prayer & Bible Class and Planning Meeting on June 1, 2011!
On Father’s Day, June 19, 2011, TONLBC had its 1st Sunday Service. There were twenty-nine (29) people present, and at the invitation to discipleship one person responded to the Gospel of Jesus Christ. Sister Erin Reynolds became the first candidate for baptism.
Pastor's aim is to rebuild community
January 07, 2010
The Temple of New Life Baptist Church, 2300 S. Galvez St., began in
the Dallas area after Hurricane Katrina and moved to Central City a
year ago to begin a unique ministry under the leadership of the Rev.
holds outdoor Sunday services at South Galvez Street and Jackson
Avenue at 11:30 a.m. Barbecue is served Wednesdays during 6 p.m.
worship services at nearby Taylor Park, between Third Street and
tables, chairs and sound equipment are used. A partnership with
First Baptist Church of New Orleans and its city-care ministry, The
Care Effect, provides food, volunteers and resources for the midweek
Scott said his involvement with the Taylor Park Booster Club and the
church's meal provisions are intended to rebuild the community and
is not just to start a church," Scott said. "My goal is to
change a community."
A lifelong New
Orleanian, Scott was pastor of Shiloh Christian Fellowship Baptist
Church before the storm. He has also been director of the Shiloh
Christian Fellowship Economic Development Foundation and Bread of
Life Baptist Mission and the Spreading the Gospel Around the World
Ministries/E.J. Scott Ministries L.L.C.
Scott said the
storm forced the closing of his previous New Orleans ministries but
opened new work in Dallas, where he fled from the storm. The new
church formed in October 2005 under the sponsorship of Gaston Oaks
Baptist Church and the Dallas Baptist Association.
of Central City's struggle to rebuild, Scott returned home three
years later. Volunteers cleared the lot for the first Sunday service
The Temple of
New Life's Help Rebuild N.O. Corp.(renamed:Central City Community
Development Corporation), a nonprofit ministry connected with the
church, works to remove blight and provide activities for
Scott said the program is planning basketball, soccer, flag
football, cheerleading and dance camps, among other activities.
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