Homegoing of the Saints: Bishop William Darryl Scott, Virginia Beach, Virginia

From http://www.pilotonline.com

Virginia Beach – William Darryl Scott Sr. was born in Portsmouth, Va. to the late Mrs. Hazel V. Scott and the late John R. Scott and departed this life on November 26, 2013. He received his early education in the Portsmouth and Chesapeake Public Schools, respectively, and earned his high school diploma from Crestwood High School. He matriculated to Norfolk State University and studied Economics. He continued his formal preparation at Springfield Christian Seminary and Bible College, a former academic affiliate of Wheaton Seminary in Springfield, Mass., and earned a Bachelor’s degree in Theology. He successfully completed the Certification for Church Business Administrators at Union Theological Seminary in Richmond, Va. and entered the Masters of Divinity Program at the School of Theology at Virginia Union University. In 2005, Bishop Scott earned a Doctorate of Divinity from Springfield Seminary and Bible College and received an honorary doctorate from St. Thomas Christian College, Jacksonville, Fla. in 2007.

Bishop Scott answered the call to the gospel ministry and was licensed to preach on August 31, 1975, at Fourth Baptist Church, Portsmouth, Va. under the pastorate of Rev. Dr. Spencer L. Scott Jr. In October 1980, he was ordained at Fourth Baptist Church by Dr. Spencer L. Scott Jr.; and in November 1980, he accepted the pastorate at Pleasant Grove Baptist Church in Virginia Beach, Va. On November 11, 2007, he was consecrated to the Office of Bishop. He was designated as a Chief Apostle on November 28, 2009.

As a gifted pianist, organist, and songwriter, Bishop Scott started playing as early as eight years old and willingly shared the gifts and talents God had placed in his seed. 

During his tenure at Pleasant Grove Baptist Church, Bishop Scott developed and implemented many programs to enhance and empower the spiritual growth of the congregation which grew from 100 to over 3,500 members. Many ministers were licensed under his leadership, and many of them have been called to pastorates. Currently the church retains 23 associates that work diligently in ministerial staff leadership positions.

Bishop Scott served the community in many capacities. He co-hosted the popular Sunday morning TV show “Spread A Little Sunshine” with its host, the Reverend Billy Lee, for three years; and he hosted “The Church and Community Forum” radio program sponsored by the Tidewater Co-Op of McDonald’s Corporation. He served as vice-chairman of the Virginia Beach Ecumenical Housing Association. Under his leadership, the organization was incorporated and became The Samaritan House. He was an executive board member of the Baptist General Convention; vice-chair of the Community Organization Incentive Grant Committee; a delegate to the President’s Summit on Youth, a mayoral appointment; a member of the Church Business Administrators Association; a member of the American Association of Christian Counselors; an executive board member, and a regional vice-president of the Hampton University’s Minister’s Conference. Additionally, he was affiliated with the National Baptist U.S.A. and served as the moderator for the Norfolk Union Baptist Association for four years. Recently, he was appointed to the Board of Urban Development at Regent University.

In 2003, Everlasting Life Ministries (ELM) was founded by Bishop Scott as the Chief Executive Officer and Rev. Joyce Anne Rose is the co-founder and Chief Operating Officer. ELM is an Evangelistic Empowerment Ministry that reaches local, national, and international boundaries. In 2004, two new ministries sprouted from this seed: Everlasting Life Alliance of Ministries (ELAM) and Vision Feed 5000, a ministry committed to providing food to the homeless, hungry, and others in need.

Bishop Scott successfully ministered in the countries of Cuba, England, Japan, South Africa and West Africa. He was recently invited to the Philippines, India, Japan, and Pakistan.

Knowing that the works of a good man can always be complemented by the support and love of a caring wife, Bishop Scott was happily married for the past 36 years to the former Joyce Anne Rose of Franklin, Va. Reverend J. Rose, as she is lovingly called currently serves as Pastoral Administrative Assistant at Pleasant Grove Baptist Church; Chief Operating Officer of Everlasting Life Ministries (ELM); and Chief Nurse Anesthetist at Chesapeake Regional Medical Center. He was the proud father of two wonderful children: Tasha Dominique Scott-Beverly, an Assistant City Attorney with the City of Norfolk, Va. and Vice-President of Ministry and Administrative Overview with Everlasting Life Ministries (ELM); and William Darryl Scott Jr., Director of Operations, Media, and Marketing at Pleasant Grove Baptist Church; and Vice-President of Fiscal Accountability and Business Marketing of Everlasting Life Ministries (ELM), both in Virginia Beach, Va. He had two granddaughters: Nia Alesa Mikkel Beverly and Brooklynn Alexis Mikkel Beverly and a son-in-law, Attorney Michael Beverly. Bishop Scott is survived by his siblings: Carmela Hardy of Chesapeake, Va., Reverend Hazel Greenhowe of Chesterfield, Va., Reverend Cessar L. Scott Sr. (Shirleva) of Richmond, Va., John R. Scott Jr. (Janet) of San Diego, Calif., Spencer Scott, III (Ozella) of Portsmouth, Va., Aaron K. Scott (Donna) of Portsmouth, Va., Karl Marcus Scott of Chesapeake, Va.; a host of nieces, nephews, godchildren and other relatives and friends. 

A life celebration service on Tues., Dec. 3, at 11 a.m., at the Pleasant Grove Baptist Church, 2153 Kempsville Road, Virginia Beach, Va. Viewing on Mon., Dec. 2, from 4 to 8 p.m. at Metropolitan Funeral Service Berkley Chapel, 120 W. Berkley Avenue, Norfolk, Virginia. There will also be a viewing at Pleasant Grove Baptist Church on Tues., Dec. 3 from 10 to 11 a.m. The entombment will follow in Rosewood Memorial Park, 631 N. Witchduck Road, Virginia Beach, VA. Floral arrangements should be delivered to Pleasant Grove Baptist Church. Funeral services have been entrusted to Metropolitan Funeral Service. – See more at: http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/pilotonline/obituary.aspx?n=bishop-william-darryl-scott-d-d&pid=168234757#sthash.XXNjGei6.dpuf

3 responses

  1. Now THIS one is PERSONAL! I grew up in Virginia Beach, VA and Bishop W. D. Scott was a part of the life of our church community! Our churches were a part of the 2nd Division of the Sunday School Union – Virginia. He saw me and personally encouraged me as a young budding musician. He was the kind of pastor that would turn around in his chair and enjoy your music! He always made sure that as the service started, you knew who was on the organ and piano – just a pastor who appreciated you!! So VERY glad to have known him, and to have been able to make him proud in my latter years. I pray for Lady Joyce, and his wonderful children.. just people of excellence! He comes from a long legacy of preachers and I know that God has used Bishop Scott in this generation!! Sad and glad at the same time! I know his works have praised him in the gates!

    Thanks Dr. Houston for acknowledging ALL ministers – especially someone that I personally know, this time!!

  2. I am seeking godly for a Pastor position! I am 70, my organ is Indian but a North American, I am not driving. In any amount of crowed, and in anywhere in “US” States, on calling, I am available for their services.
    If they provided a normal an accommodation!
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~Resume ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    Name: & E-Mail Mathai Cheriyan Mannucheril
    E-Mail: mmmannucheril2@gmail.com
    Home Telephone: 1 (412) 246 9704

    Cell Phone: 1 (412) 607 1454

    Date Sunday, December 01, 2013:
    Address: 8037 Mount Carmel Road Verona, PA 15147.
    Occupation: President & Pastor
    Church Denomination/Affiliation: Action By Faith, Inc.
    Listed all colleges, universities, and schools attended: M.G.M., THIRUVIRUVALLA, INDIA, 1959 Diploma Mach1959 Passed.
    Completed and Graduating in “Biblical Theology” from “CGI” (Full Gospel church of God, Bible College) Mulakuzha, Kerala, India in the year of “June 1962”.

    GED from CONNILLY INSTITUTE PITTSBURGH, PA 15222, USA. 2000 USA High School or equivalent 06/2000.
    Computer Applications from CONNILLY INSTITUTE PITTSBURGH, PA 15222 2001 Graduation with Keyboard 30 Word Processes in 06/2001

    REGIS UNIVERSITY 2003 Location: 1812 Marsh Road, Suite 6-242 Wilmington, DE 19810 Degree: Bachelor of: Theology Credits: 120.GPA3.20 Completion Date: 5 Sept. 2002 in Bachelor of: Theology Non-accredited in USA.

    ST. REGIS UNIVERSITY 2005 Location: 1812 Marsh Road, Suite 6-242 Wilmington, DE 19810 Degree: Masters of Divinity in Theology Credits: 96. GPA: 3.69. Completion Date: 10 Nov. 2003 MA Divinity in Theology Non-accredited in USA

    Practical Elevation and Experience:

    I am responsibility as a full volunteer at present as President of “Action By Faith, Inc.” and “Salem Assembly of God” the Church Planting Ministry. In India, Pakistan, Nepal, and Africa.
    I am living at 8037 Mount Carmel Road, Verona, PA-15147, USA:

    I am not driving because my children not happy, My origin from India but I am North American. This is No: 412 246 9704, 412 246 9704 I am preaching teaching, from very specially New Testament and standing for the full Gospel, and the full doctrine and has no religion creeds are mixed. Since 51 years. I like to fellowship with you brethren. If you feel by the Holy Ghost. For my services, I am available on your calling. I am seeking help for ministers working with very rural area for Church planting. I am doing it since 51 full years as a fulltime ministry established many groups.
    Now I am doing this very volunteer work for “Salem Assembly of God” is a “Church Planting Ministry” to build new Churches at very rural area and registered with government of India for more development social work, And it is one of the wings of “Action By Faith, Inc.”, is a 501(c) (3) nonprofit charitable organization in USA.

    There may be someone be happy they can donations to Action By Faith, Inc. are income tax deductible to the extent allowed by law.. For more information: 8037 Mount Carmel Road, Verona, PA 15147-1525, or call at 412 246 9704 412 246 9704 FREE , Action By Faith, Inc. E-mail: mmmannucheril2@gmail.com .

    Meet The Founder Pastor: Mathai Cheriyan Mannucheril (Pastor) 412 246 9704, 412 246 9704,
    On calling is available for Deliverance, Healing, Prophetic Ministry, with full “New Testament” Doctrinal Bible Classes, and you see his writing on Facebook writing since several years!
    I am available for Pastoring with Full Gospel and Full Doctrine of God since 51 years living full time by faith and have no religion in it. Someone might call my services, in anywhere in of USA, I am willingly does their service with old English and OLD KJV Holy Bible!

    1. To be honest, it is in such poor taste to publicly put this information after a few hours of the passing of this pastor, I’m speechless.

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