Q: I heard we have hired a new Lead Pastor at Generations.
A: Johnny Scott has been called by the Elders of GCC to become the new Lead Pastor.
Q: Tell me more about Johnny.
A: Johnny Scott has ministry experience in preaching, worship leading, and student development. Johnny led the CIY Believe program for many years, connecting thousands of young people to Christ. More recently, Johnny served as the Executive Pastor at Lifebridge Church in Windermere, FL. We are excited that Johnny brings speaking, leadership, and leader development gifts and experience to GCC.
Q: Tell me about Johnny’s family.
A: Johnny is married to Jen and the father of three boys, Riley (18) who attends Ozark Christian College, Aiden (14), and Finnley (12). Growing up in a pastor's home, Jen loves the church and has used her creative gifts in worship ministry, women's ministry, and children's ministry. Jen is looking forward to connecting at GCC and making Trinity her new home.
Q: Does Johnny share the GCC DNA?
A: Johnny and Jen are all about connecting people to Christ and committed to reaching our community and our world in the name of Jesus.
Q: When does Johnny start at Generations?
A: Johnny and his family will relocate to the Trinity area in September and begin participating in GCC life and ministry as their schedule permits. Johnny will be full-time at GCC starting October 1.
Q: When can we meet Johnny and his family?
A: Johnny and his family will be introduced at GCC the weekend of September 9-10.
Q: When is Greg retiring?
A: Greg and Johnny will work side-by-side in many aspects of GCC leadership and preaching. Greg will gradually shift into a different role at GCC and begin the next chapter of his life, which will include supporting Johnny, GCC, and our international partners.
Q: This announcement came faster than anticipated.
A: Greg turned 64 in March of this year and wanted to give the church ample time to find the right successor to be our next Lead Pastor. While we prayed that God would lead us to the right person and the right person to us, none of us had any idea that God would bring Johnny so soon! We trust God in his timing and praise God for his provision for GCC.
Q: How was this decision made?
A: Handling the process of Greg’s retirement was taken seriously and bathed in much prayer. We prayed that God would lead us to the right person and lead the right person to us. A search team comprised of our Lead Pastor, our Executive Pastor, a Finance Team member, and five Elders reviewed and interviewed a number of candidates in search of the right person. The decision to hire Johnny was unanimous.
Q: How can I pray?
A: Pray for Johnny and Jen as they transition in to ministry at GCC. Pray for Greg and Becky as they venture into their next phase of life and ministry. Pray for God’s protection and blessing on GCC, the Elders and the Staff.