Director of Strategic Engagement
Scott joined Baptist World Aid Australia as Education and Advocacy Coordinator in 2006 after 17 years serving as a Pastor in Baptist churches. In 2009 he became the manager of the Community Relations Team and in 2010 was appointed to the newly created position of Director of Community Engagement. In 2013 Scott's role restructured, and he is currently the Director of Strategic Engagement. Scott established our Catalyst advocacy program and authored the very successful 50:50 program (now known as Be Love - five ways to love the poor).
Scott has a Bachelor and Master of Theology and a Graduate Certificate in Social Change and Development. He is a lecturer in aid and development at three theological colleges and a member of the National Steering Committee for Micah Challenge.
“I believe extreme poverty is the scandal of our age. I’m passionate about helping churches and individual Christians make a compassionate, just and Biblical response. I believe that response has to move beyond opening our wallets to the construction of lifestyles in which we live out God’s heart for the vulnerable by being generous in our giving, vocal in advocacy, fair in the way we consume and prayerful in our worship.”