Rev. Dr. Robert C. Scott


The Reverend Dr. Robert Charles Scott is a native of Monticello, MS and a resident of Charlotte, NC. He is married to Pier Charisse Scott and they are the parents of Charis Jordyn Scott. He is the Senior Pastor of St. Paul Baptist Church in Charlotte, NC and the fifth pastor in St. Paul’s history. He is the son of Mrs. Dorothy Newsome (formerly Scott) and Mr. Robert Funches.  He is on the Board of Trustees for United Theological Seminary, where he was honored as one of the recipients of the 2016 Distinguished Alumnus Award. He is also a Board member of American Baptist Home Mission where he sits on the Finance Committee. He is a general board member of General Baptist State Convention of North Carolina. He is a teacher in the Minister’s Division for the National Baptist Congress of Christian Education, USA, Inc., and chairperson for the Scholarship Commission for National Baptist Congress of Christian Education, USA, Inc. He was the Centennial District Representative for the Eighth District of the Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc.  Dr. Scott was inducted into the Morehouse College Board of Preachers in April 2006 and was selected in the inaugural edition of the top twenty young preachers under 40 to watch by The African American Pulpit.  Dr. Scott was one of the key organizers of A Call to Oneness, which organized over 20,000 African American men to march against violence and crime in St. Louis, MO. He was a Board of Trustee Member for Eden Theological Seminary, Webster Groves, MO, and is a Board member for Doorways, which provides housing for persons with HIV/AIDS in St. Louis, MO. He served as the part-time director of the Baptist House of Studies at Eden Theological Seminary, Webster Groves, MO (August 2012-September 2016). Dr. Scott was an associate minister at Orange Grove Baptist Church under Reverend Carl Kenney. He has served as pastor of Zion Temple United Church of Christ (Durham, NC) and Union Baptist Church (Lexington, NC). He served as the senior pastor of Central Baptist Church (St. Louis, MO) from November 1999 to September 2016. It is his desire to be a vessel of God and declare to a broken humanity that God the potter wants to put us back together again.