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146th Koinonia Festival, June 24, 3:00 pm

Pastor Blakely N. ScottBlakely N. Scott, the son of the late Lillie Mae Neal Scott and the late Blakely Scott, Jr., is a native of Columbia, S.C.  He is a product of the public school system of Columbia, a graduate of Palmer College, The University of South Carolina, Morris College School of Religion, and The Lutheran Theological Southern Seminary. He was presented the Doctor of Divinity Degree by Morris College in May of 1993.  He began his pastoral tenure at Mount Moriah Baptist Church in August of 1978 and at the First Nazareth Baptist Church, Columbia in July of 1979. In addition to his pastoral responsibilities, he is Moderator of the Midlands Baptist Association, Inc.; an Instructor in the Morris College School of Religion Extension Program; and a member of the Board of Trustees of Morris College.  In May of 1998 he retired from Benedict College where he began in 1979 as Assistant Director of Auxiliary Services, later as College Minister, and then as an Instructor of Religion and Philosophy. He served as Moderator of the Wateree Baptist Association ‑ Upper Division from 1982 - January, 2000, Dean of the Young People's Christian Assembly ‑ Benedict College from 1985 - 2001, Assistant Secretary and Secretary of the Gethsemane Baptist Association, and Pastor of the Zion Mill Creek Baptist Church from January, 1976 - June, 1979. He has served on the Hospice board of the Baptist Medical Center; the Community Care, Inc. Board; the Connie Maxwell Children’s Home advisory board ‑ Greenwood, SC; and the Columbia Housing Development Corporation board.  He is a Mason, a member of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc., and Alpha Phi Omega National Service Fraternity.  He was selected as one of the Outstanding Young Men of America for the years 1980 and 1982, presented the "Living the Legacy Award" by the National Council of Negro Women in 1982, listed in Who's Who in the South and Southeast for the year 1986, selected as "The Business Associate of the Year" by the American Business Women Association ‑ Columbia, S.C. Chapter for the year 1987, the Midlands Chapter in 1998, he is also listed in Who's Who in Religion for the year 1991, was presented “The Lifetime Achievement Award” by Carolina Scholarships, Inc. in 2003, was inducted into Columbia Housing Authority’s Wall of Fame in 2004, was given the Key to The City of Columbia in 2004, and was presented with the Order of the Palmetto by the Governor of SC in 2004.


He is married to the former Mary Brooks and they are the proud parents of two daughters, Mina S. Barnes and M'Lilian L. Scott and they also have one grandson, James Blakely Scott Barnes.


He uses as his motto text for life from Proverbs 3:5 & 7:


     "Trust in the Lord with all thine heart;

      and lean not unto thine own understanding.


      In all thy ways acknowledge Him,

      and He shall direct thy paths."


He also gives God the glory and honor for all of the positives and accomplishments in his life by embracing the essence of Psalm 118:23

     This is the LORD's doing; it is marvellous in our eyes.”

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