C.B. SCOTT TO LEAD ALUMNI AND CHURCH RELATIONS AT BREWTON-PARKER
President Caner Announces Georgia Baptist Initiative in Appointment
“Since our founding in 1904, the Brewton-Parker College (BPC) has owed its very existence to Georgia Baptist Churches.
Baptist Churches in Georgia have built, populated, sustained and grown this beloved South Georgia institution for over 110 years.
Those churches rightly demand to have a college that reflects our conservative and evangelistic beliefs.
They also rightly deserve a college that is anchored to our over 3600 Georgia Baptist churches.
Historically, colleges that lose their Bible-believing moorings often assume that the churches serve the school.
At Brewton-Parker, we believe passionately that the college is here to serve the churches.
This morning. I am announcing a Cabinet appointment that will cement that conviction.”
With those words, President Ergun Caner announced that Dr. C.B. Scott has become the Vice President of Alumni Advancement and Church Relations at Brewton-Parker College. In explaining the appointment, Caner smiled and said, “Every Southern Baptist pastor in America knows C.B. Scott, and those who know and love him understand why. You don’t send out civilians to engage such a monumental task; you need a frontline, battle-tested soldier. C.B. Scott is the perfect man for the job.”
While the position is commonly a fund-raising position, Caner has asked Scott to take the position back to the classic and historical direction of “Church relations,” connecting BPC to our churches, associations, and State Convention. Caner emphasized,
"When our colleges functioned at their highest levels in our history, the relationship between the institution and the churches was an explicit and intentional one. Our students would serve in our churches in virtually every position, because it was the hands-on apprenticeship that applied the theories of ministry. It’s one thing to learn methods in the classroom. Those methods are useless without the real-world application in our churches! Back then, virtually every weekend, our students would load up in whatever transportation they could find and travel across our state and the Southeast to preach, sing, knock on doors, teach and evangelize. Often with just minimal pay or just gas money, but they received invaluable experience. In return, our churches developed deep and lasting connections to Brewton-Parker, and some of our smaller churches gained sorely needed workers and preachers. I am calling Dr. C.B. Scott to undertake a massive assignment: get our students into Southern Baptist Churches, and getting our Southern Baptist Churches back into Brewton-Parker College."
Dr. Scott has already been serving in various capacities at Brewton-Parker College, but as a Vice-President, Dr. Scott will direct a staff and train a team to carry out that mission.
Since he was saved in Alabama, overlooking the Coosa River, over forty years ago, C.B. Scott has served Southern Baptist churches. He received two Bachelor degrees from Clear Creek Baptist Bible College, his Masters from Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary, and his Doctorate from the New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary.
As a pastor, Scott served in churches in Kentucky, Mississippi, Virginia, North Carolina and Alabama.
As a trustee for the Baptist Sunday School Board, he introduced resolutions for both Sanctity of Life Sunday and True Love Waits.
As an educator, he has taught students who now serve around the world.
Along with his wife Karen, he has six children and two grandchildren. Married in 1974, they will celebrate their fortieth anniversary this year.
Caner noted, “I have had the honor of knowing C.B. for over twenty years. As a Bible-believing, soul-winning, tithing local churchman, C.B. Scott is more than just a standard Christian. He is a courageous veteran who is an example to our entire campus and to Georgia Baptists.”