Pastor Scott Masters
After rediscovering his faith as a young adult, Scott took on increasing leadership roles within the local, state, and conference levels of the United Methodist Church. He formally entered the Candidacy program for Ordained Ministry within the UMC in the spring of 2003, and completed his licensing as a local pastor in the summer of 2006.
He was assigned to Asbury Church as his first appointment, in July of 2007, by the New England Conference of the United Methodist Church. He has attended Asbury Theological Seminary in Wilmore, KY, Wesley Seminary in Washington, DC, and the Appalachian Local Pastor School in Barbourville, KY.
Scott’s theology is strongly Wesleyan, and he is committed to making faith authentic within this community. He is passionate about discipleship, church development, and tailoring worship and outreach to meet the needs of a new generation of seekers. He believes that faith should have strong personal & communal components, and is expressed most completely through service & outreach to the community.
Scott is all over the place politically. On some issues he finds himself way to the right, far to the left, or hanging out dead center. He takes great pride in having survived the most liberal and the most conservative of seminaries that Methodism can offer, and believes that as people of faith we have a higher calling beyond which can be embraced by traditional political ideologies.