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Dr. Scott Pace

Reverend A.E. and Dora Johnson Hughes Chair of Christian Ministry
Associate Professor of Applied Ministry


Dr. Scott Pace joined the Herschel H. Hobbs College of Theology and Ministry as the Jewell and Joe L. Huitt assistant professor of applied ministry in 2009. In the fall of 2011, he was named the Reverend A.E. and Dora Johnson Hughes Chair of Christian Ministry. He also serves as the Chair of the Christian and Cross-Cultural Ministry Department.

Pace brings almost 15 years of pastoral ministry experience to OBU having served churches in North Carolina, Florida and Oklahoma in interim and full-time capacities. Pace previously served as a corporate accountant and in the private sector as a business manager.

A native of North Carolina, Pace earned a bachelor’s degree in accounting from North Carolina State University in 1997. He completed a master of divinity degree from Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary in 2002 and earned a Ph.D. degree in Applied Theology from the seminary in 2007. From 2003-2005, he served as a teaching fellow for Dr. Bill Bennett, professor of preaching and chaplain at Southeastern Seminary.

His international missions experience includes ministry, instruction, and preaching in Malaysia, Kenya, Mexico, Jordan and Puerto Rico. He also has served as a worship speaker for World Changers mission projects through the North American Mission Board.

He continues to serve local churches through various speaking and discipleship capacities. Pace also speaks regularly at conferences and training events that seek to equip pastors and church leaders. In Oklahoma he has served as interim pastor for First Baptist Church of Edmond, Bethel Baptist Church in Norman, First Southern Baptist Church in Del City, and South Tulsa Baptist Church. In the summer of 2012, Pace was a worship speaker at Falls Creek and he is scheduled to return for Falls Creek 2015.

He and his wife, Dana, have four children, Gracelyn, Tyler, Tessa and Cassie.


  • B.S., North Carolina State University
  • M.Div., Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary
  • Ph.D., Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary

Courses Taught

  • CCCM 1002 – Introduction to Ministry
  • CCCM 1103 – Vocation and Calling
  • CCCM 1999 – Topics in Preaching: Preaching in Contemporary Culture
  • CCCM 2113 – Pastoral Ministry I
  • CCCM 2123 – Pastoral Ministry II
  • CCCM 2303 – Student Ministry I
  • CCCM 2313 – Student Ministry II
  • CCCM 3103 – Preaching: Prep and Delivery
  • CCCM 3303 – Student Discipleship
  • CCCM 3153 – Supervised Field Education: Local Church
  • CCCM 3163 – Supervised Field Education: General Ministry
  • CCCM 4329 – Advanced Topics in Preaching
  • REL   1023 – New Testament History and Literature