Scott Joy began his ministry as our WOL Lead Pastor in January 2014.  Although he was new to this specific role, he wasn't new to our church.  He was born and raised here!   In fact, it was here, as a young man, that his call to ministry was first affirmed and encouraged at what was then called Ripley Blvd. Baptist Church. 

 On December 28 of 1985, he and Linda, his high school sweetheart, were married and a week later he accepted a call to serve in his first church in Sioux Falls, SD.   Since then, they have served in a variety of settings, including 17 years in the foothills of the Rocky Mountains of Alberta, Canada.

Scott's greatest joys in ministry are when he's sharing God's Word with the church Body or helping an individual grow as a disciple of Christ.

During his free time, you'll find him enjoying the outdoors, tinkering in his wood working shop or spending time with Linda.

They have been blessed with a loving family.  Their son Joshua and his wife Jessica have three children; their daughter Katelynn and her husband Daniel have two children.  Their oldest daughter Jessica was ushered home to the Lord in 2014.  They were blessed to have 23 years with her and await a wondrous reunion in glory.