Leadership

Pastors & Staff

Terrell and Brandy Scott

pastor and co pastor

Jared Potts

youth Pastor

Vanessa Jackson

Childrens leader and church secretary 

Michael Abernathy

worship pastor

Pastor Terrell and Brandy Scott's Testimony

Terrell Scott is an example of a life radically transformed by the Gospel of Jesus Christ. Like so many bright young men, Terrell was led down a dark path drawn by the allure of the gang and drug life. He was a gifted athlete from a fairly well-off family. He was popular in school and excelled at football and wrestling. Receiving a full scholarship to Wrestle in College! However his ambition to “always be the best” made him prone to the gang life. Tempted by money and power, he ended up receiving a 20 year prison sentence. Going from a college campus to the school of hard knocks! Terrell was still running a gang and dealing drugs while in prison. He spent time in several correctional facilities throughout Georgia.  Then a miracle happened. One of his victims whose life he had harmed and he used to party with, Brandy, came into the prison. She shared with Terrell that she had forgiven him, and she then shared the gospel with him. That she had turned her life around through faith, overcoming addiction and forgiveness. Forgiveness here was the key! He was moved and genuinely surrendered his life to Jesus. He immersed himself in the Bible and was radically transformed by “the renewing of his mind” (Romans 12:2). Terrell turned a new page, even sharing his new found faith with fellow inmates, and was released for good behavior after only serving five years of this sentence.  
Today, Terrell is a loving husband to Brandy (the friend he had robbed at gunpoint) and father to five beautiful children. Also he is the Pastor of Passion-Life Church and Executive Director of The River Refuge International, Inc. and The Malachi Project. Terrell’s passion is truly for fathering the next generation. He also carries a deep burden for intercessory prayer, giving of his life in his spare time to helping others. He is a man anointed by God to operate and launch ministries with order and structure! Now serving and working in the community he once sold drugs. Founding of Passion Life Church in 2013! In 2016, he started The River Refuge, the outreach and evangelism arm of his church. Now he brings the Gospel of Jesus to this community. He shares forgiveness, grace and mercy. He shares his testimony that if God can change a man like him, he can change you and your circumstances if you confess, repent and turn your life over to Him. Both Terrell and Brandy are committed to bring practical education and spiritual guidance to both adults and children and help them rise above their circumstances through the Gospel. They are involved in several projects to help the community such as The Malachi Project after school program, Christmas in the City, Back 2 School, Homeless Care Kits, Thanksgiving meals, etc. Testimony and ministry has been featured on CBN 700 Club, Fox 5 Atlanta, 93.3 JOYFM, News Nation, Chicagos morning Answer, NTD New York and written about in the Epoch Times and Atlanta Journal Constitution. Also a number of local channels and news outlets!!