Meet the Pauleys

Scott Pauley was raised in the mountains of West Virginia. At a young age he came to know the Lord Jesus Christ as his personal Savior. As a twelve year old boy God called him to be a preacher. He attended The Crown College in Powell, Tennessee, and upon graduation served in the ministry of the Temple Baptist Church as Director of Student Ministries.

From 2004 to 2015 he served as Vice President of Crown College and an assistant to Pastor Clarence Sexton at the Temple Baptist Church. Dr. Pauley now travels full time in evangelism. His passion is to preach the gospel and he has a burden to influence this generation for Christ. He and his wife Tammy have three children: Morgan, Lauren, and Grant.

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A President’s Day Prayer

By Scott Pauley | February 19, 2018

Today is President’s Day in the United States. In the war zone that is the American political system it is often easy to forget the spiritual conflict that is always raging. The enemy of souls is far greater than any perceived enemy on the other side of the aisle. “For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places” (Ephesians 6:12). I have deep convictions related to our republic and the moral issues of our day. But it is more than politics. It is spiritual. The greatest need of our country is another great awakening and we must never lose that burden.…

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Tribute to An Encourager

By Scott Pauley | February 15, 2018

There are a few men who are admired by believers of all backgrounds. These are special men. Men who make an impact far outside their immediate realm of influence. They are the encouragers. People who do not agree on many things often agree that these men helped them along the journey. Preachers and churches of varying sizes and circles of fellowship all want to lay claim on such men. When they are gone they are missed by everyone who was blessed to cross their path. For sure, God gives every man a different kind of ministry. Some men, like the Old Testament prophets, are called on to wound. Others are called on to heal. Some are notable for their pulpit…

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7 Specific Prayers for the One You Love

By Scott Pauley | February 14, 2018

Tammy and I are on our way to speak at a marriage retreat for the next couple of days. This week is, of course, a special time for sweethearts and I am truly grateful for mine. At Valentine’s day we often think more about the romantic aspects of love. Yet God’s love is the same at all seasons and it is much more than romance. It is reality. The greatest thing you can do for those you love is pray. Your words to God will accomplish much more than your words to them. There is an intimacy in intercession that brings God into every aspect of the relationship. Prayers recorded in Scripture provide a pattern for prayer. These Spirit inspired…

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The Power of a Name Remembered

By Scott Pauley | February 13, 2018

It has been said that the most beautiful word in the English language is your own name. Even if you don’t care for the name you have been given, it means a great deal when others care enough to use it. Everyone loves to be known. To be acknowledged. Several months ago I was having a meal in a restaurant with a pastor. The owner of the establishment came by the table to say hello. My friend was a regular and kindly introduced me to the restaurant owner. It was a very brief introduction and our meal went on. Nearly an hour later as we were leaving I heard a voice behind me, “It was nice to meet you, Scott.…

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5 Things I Pray Before I Preach

By Scott Pauley | February 10, 2018

Several years ago when I served on a church staff a college student came to me at the end of a service with an interesting question. He said, “I hear you pray publicly for the preacher when he is about to come with God’s Word. You always pray the same things for him. Why?” My perceptive young friend was right. There are specific things that I pray for those who are preaching God’s Word. They are the same things that I pray before I stand to preach. I share them with you in the hope that you will be encouraged to pray them for those who minister God’s Word to you, and pray them for yourself when you stand to…

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GUEST POST: “A Goodly Heritage”

By Scott Pauley | February 8, 2018

My first guest author this year is my pastor and hero. He has been my best friend all of my life. I am grateful for dad’s testimony of faithfulness. He has lived at home what he preaches at church. As we focus on marriage and family this month I am happy to share with you a few of his thoughts on the home, and pray that they will be a blessing to you as they have been to me… I grew up in a Christian home and thank God for the instruction and influence of my parents.  Our family really never had much, as far as material possessions, but we were certainly blessed. My father was a preacher and when…

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My Favorite Chapter of the Bible

By Scott Pauley | February 6, 2018

Do you have a favorite portion of Scripture? One of my Bible teachers used to say that his favorite passage of Scripture was the one he was studying at the time. “All Scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable…” (2 Timothy 3:16). Jesus said it this way, “Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceeds out of the mouth of God” (Matthew 4:4). Every word. We need it all. And yet at specific places along life’s path you will find that particular Scriptures take on special meaning. Some of those will stay with you for a lifetime. Philippians 3 is that chapter for me. When I was just a teenager God began…

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“When the Cameras Were Off”

By Scott Pauley | February 2, 2018

In recent years we have seen an epidemic of high profile people committing terrible acts. Preachers, politicians, prominent entertainers, powerful business people. It seems the news is always new and yet always the same: leaders whose lives do not match their labor. This is nothing new. It is as old as sin. But our age of technology and medium of social media has brought it to the forefront. God has always known about the wickedness of man’s heart; now everyone else knows too. What is the lesson for us? There are many truths to be realized…Be sure your sin will find you out. A good name is rather to be chosen than great riches. Great men are not always wise.…

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A Special Update and Our February Itinerary

By Scott Pauley | January 29, 2018

The first month of 2018 has exceeded our prayers and plans. In the words of the Psalm 118:23, “This is the LORD’S doing; it is marvellous in our eyes.” So many of you have been praying and God is answering your prayers. Thank you for laboring with us for the gospel. I am happy to report that the Lord has blessed the new “Enjoying the Journey” podcast in a special way. In its first month the episodes have been listened to nearly 12,000 times! If you have not yet been able to listen you may catch up on the first episodes at scottpauley.org/broadcast. A new 10 minute Bible study comes out five times each week. You may subscribe at iTunes…

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What I Have Learned About Series Preaching

By Scott Pauley | January 27, 2018

Evangelists are not typically known for series preaching. For many years I thought that sermon series were basically pastoral in nature. More and more I believe that such preaching is simply Bible preaching and it can be done over a long period of time or in a short season. Preaching through a portion of Scripture follows the pattern shown in Isaiah 28:10, “For precept must be upon precept, precept upon precept; line upon line, line upon line; here a little, and there a little.” The foundation and the building blocks all come directly from Scripture. When I go into a church I certainly want to be sensitive to the leadership of the Holy Spirit. The Lord knows His church and…

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