Pastor Scott Wiest and family
Rev. Scott T. Wiest, Sr.
Rev. Scott Wiest is a native of Pennsylvania. He moved to Pikesville, Kentucky in December 2000 and is now serving his ninth year as pastor of First Presbyterian Church. He has been uniquely prepared for ministry in a way that few pastors have experienced. While preparing for ministry, he and his wife, Sharon, were both raising a family. Scott was also a full-time marketing representative for a financial software company, and he was a volunteer youth leader at the church. Later, he became a part-time pastoral associate and then youth director. He has served as an elder for 5 years, chairing both the worship and outreach committees, and as a deacon for 3 years where he visited the bereaved, elderly, sick and shut-ins.
After 9 years of taking part-time college classes, Scott completed his B.S. degree from Lancaster Bible College where he majored in pastoral studies and Bible. In April of 2000, Rev. Wiest graduated with a Masters of Divinity degree from Biblical Theological Seminary. He has taken classes from Princeton, Westminster, Lancaster and San Francisco Theological Seminaries. Further, while in seminary, he served as a part-time Chaplain Associate for the trauma team at Lancaster General Hospital. He is currently working to receive a counseling certificate from the American Association of Christian Counselors through Light University and is considering working on a doctorate in the near future.
Scott is active in the life of the denomination. He serves on the board of Presbyterian's Pro-Life and regularly attends General Assembly, testifying on committees and providing a conservative voice within the denomination. He serves on two Presbytery committees, (Committee on Ministry and Church Development and Evangelism).
Rev. Wiest enjoys leading both traditional and contemporary services, and has been instrumental in the development of many successful, new ministries in Pikeville, including a vibrant men's ministry and the expansion of the Wednesday night program, where underprivileged youth and adults are provided with bus transportation for worship, dinner and classes. Scott has a missional focus and has helped to develop a greater interest and personal involvement in missions. He has led teams to Bolivia and has personally preached at several revivals in local Kentucky churches.
Scott's hobbies include
playing saxophone, guitar, and occasionally singing in the praise
band. He also enjoys cooking, fishing, golfing, motorcycling,
canoeing, and nitro-racing with his 1/8 scale truggy. From
hiking to camping, to even "Faster Pastor" race car driving at
Lonesome Pine Raceway, Scott loves adventure. Pastor Scott and
his wife Sharon, of twenty-five years, have eight children. He
is creative and enthusiastic, with a genuine heart for the Lord.
With great enthusiasm and anticipation, he and his family are
looking forward to serving the Lord together with the members of
Shiloh Presbyterian Church.