Scott Connell

Scott was called to FBC Jax to be the Pastor of Worship and Music in 2017. He comes to us from Boyce College and The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, where, in addition to his collegiate professorship, he led a program of study in music and worship leadership.

Scott earned a B.S. in Music Education from Tennessee Technological University and an M.M. in Music Ministry from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. In 2015, he earned a Ph.D. in Christian Worship from The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, KY.

With a background of over twenty-five years in teaching, church music, and pastoral ministry, Scott brings a unique vision to his ministry not only through music, but through discipleship of church staff and teaching musicians from God’s Word. He aims to shepherd the congregation of FBC Jax by leading in gospel-centered worship, equipping believers for ministry, and making disciples. He strives to lead congregational worship in which God’s people celebrate the person and work of Christ together.

In 1998, Scott and Mary were married. God has blessed them with seven children: Caleb, Isaac, Samuel, Noah, Jonathan, Grace, and Phinehas. He enjoys collecting antique hymnals, reading, travelling, and anything he can do with his family.