Senior Pastor Scott Sauls
Scott began serving as our Senior Pastor in March of 2012. A graduate of Furman University and Covenant Seminary, Scott is married to Patti and is dad to Abby and Ellie. Scott previously served at Redeemer Presbyterian Church. He was also the founding pastor of churches in Kansas City and Saint Louis. While in Saint Louis, Scott also taught homiletics (preaching) to students at Covenant Theological Seminary. Scott's first book, Jesus Outside the Lines: A Way Forward for Those Who Are Tired of Taking Sides released in March 2015. Scott's second book, Befriend: Create Belonging in an Age of Judgment, Isolation, and Fear was released in October 2016. His third book, From Weakness to Strength, released in October 2017. Scott’s fourth book, Irresistible Faith released in January 2019.
Formative experiences have included being an athlete, living in a global city, and suffering through a season of anxiety and depression. Influential voices in Scott's life include Tim Keller, C.S. Lewis, Jonathan Edwards, Johnny Cash, Joni Eareckson Tada, Paul Tripp, Ann Voskamp, Martin Luther King, Jr., Marva Dawn and NT Wright. In his free time you might find Scott relaxing with people or a book, strumming his Gibson J-45, hiking, eating Edley's BBQ, enjoying live music, or cheering on the St. Louis Cardinals and North Carolina Tar Heels.
Ways You Can Connect with Scott
A Message from Tim Keller about Scott
Dr. Timothy Keller, Scott's mentor, former colleague, and friend, also has a long and close relationship with Christ Presbyterian. Dr. Keller was the first to introduce Scott publicly to our congregation, via this video.