Hi, here's some information about me. I'm Timothy Scott, but I go by Tim. My wife Evelyn and I developed the material for this site by first leading small groups and classes through this same material before we post it to this website.
We are born-again Christians and are grateful to God Almighty and His son Jesus Christ for saving us and allowing us to live for Him. We've led Bible studies for many years in churches, homes and in prison ministry. We live in the suburbs of New Orleans, Louisiana, in the United States of America.
For three years - 2012-2015 - I served as the Global Missions Pastor at First Baptist Church in Mandeville, Louisiana. You can listen to a sermon I preached a while back here. I have returned to the seminary to further my post-graduate studies so I can develop better Bible studies for this website.
I wasn't always interested in the Bible and being the best Christian I could be. I was raised in a good home and had wonderful parents but I wasn't as mindful of their rules and by the time I was a teenager I was a mess. I was seeking whatever I thought would make me happy. The problem was I was seeking to please myself and didn't care much about anything else.
My life was going nowhere so I joined the military at age 19. It was a great decision, but the absolute best decision of my life came 5 years later when I accepted Jesus Christ as my Lord and Savior.
My best friend invited me to attend my first Bible Study in 1980. I can still remember the exact layout of the house we were in and the great impact the teachings had on me - I went to Bible study after Bible study and then one night it happened. I was sitting in a folding chair in the living room of that red-brick house on the dead end street in Lafayette, Louisiana when I asked the Lord Jesus Christ to become my Savior and Lord.
My life has changed forever. The great thing is I know who I am and where I'm going in this life and the next. I'm so grateful that I've been called to serve Him. If you haven't accepted Jesus Christ as your Lord and Savior why not do it today?
I stayed in the military for 27 years and retired an officer. I then went to work for the primary contractor for America's Strategic Petroleum Reserve as their Strategic Planner. After a while, I decided to join a friend of mine in establishing an oil-field services company.
Then after Hurricane Katrina, I decided to devote my time to worthy causes and volunteered to help people re-establish their lives after the hurricane. I enjoyed helping people for about 14 months and believe I was happier than at any time in my entire life. Let's call it my time as "a gentleman of leisure".
That's just a nice name because some days it was leisure but other days it was very hard work, but I enjoyed working for myself and took great satisfaction in helping others. I was really very happy. Eventually I went back to work.
I accepted a position with the Inspector General of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. I served five years in that capacity but it didn't satisfy my desire to make a difference with my life. I answered God's call to ministry work in 2012.
Since then, I've received a Master of Arts degree in Pastoral Ministry from The Caskey School of Divinity at Louisiana College. While I don't serve in a full-time ministry capacity, I will serve the rest of my life in service to the ministry of the Gospel of the Lord Jesus Christ.
Prior to my time as a "a gentleman of leisure." I was President of a non-profit organization and had a friend who volunteered to put together a website for the organization.
Then, when I needed a website for the oil-field services company my same friend said he could do it for us and did so. He showed me how easy it was to do, and soon I became the webmaster of the company website. I liked it so much I developed my own website for Bible studies I was leading in my church.
Then, later when I was enjoying my life as a gentleman of leisure I decided I would eventually have to return to working life. As I contemplated the possibilities, I thought I would try to be an "E-Bay Entrepreneur." I invested hundreds of dollars and a lot of time but I did not make any money. The concept was to have my Bible study website as a ministry and another website that would generate income from E-Bay sales.
My E-Bay idea was eventually replaced with a discovery of the best system in the world to build websites. I used it to build my ministry website, which eventually became this website. I'm very happy with the results but I pray that God will receive all the glory and honor.
I've enjoyed every minute I've spent building this website. It's allowed me to share our Bible studies with thousands of people every month from all over the world. I'll continue to build this website for the rest of my life because I believe God has called me to do so.
By the way, all Bible studies are free on this website and they will always be free. I do allow advertisements on the website but I will never charge anyone for the Bible studies - I have received freely so freely I give.
I pray that this website brings honor and glory to the Lord Jesus Christ and God Almighty. If you are ever in Mandeville, Louisiana come visit us. We worship and serve at Mandeville's First Baptist Church.
I pray that you have enjoyed learning about my family and I - I would love to hear about you! Please drop me a line!