Scott Davis was born in St. Louis, Mo. but raised in Kansas and Arizona. After graduating high school, Scott attended Arizona State University achieving an AAS degree in Electronic Technology, a BA degree from ASU in Business Administration – Management, and is one class away from completing a graduate degree in International Business Management. Scott is a certified Project Management Professional (PMP) from through the Project Management Institute (PMI).
During this time Scott turned to Christ in a deep and sincere faith, began attending church where he met his wife Cathy. They were married in 1983.
At the same time he was married he began working as an electronic technician for Salt River Project in Phoenix, Arizona and eventually moved to a career in IT. Leaving SRP in 1999 and joined FedEx. Along with this change, his job was relocated to Colorado Springs and he continues to work for FedEx as a software project manager.
He received a Five Star Award from FedEx for a project I completed in 2002; this is the highest award given to employees.
Scott writes, “I became a believer in Christ in 1980 and as is typical for most believers, I was introduced to legalistic teaching where performance is what pleased God and the goal and focus was on ‘not sinning’. After a difficult time my wife and I sought a new church. We started attending and I began looking into classes and tried a Sunday school Bible study taught by Bob Stewart. I was attracted to the intellectual and academic approach that he used and the challenges of looking at the Bible in a critical manner. I did not realize that I was receiving my first introduction to truth and especially of the grace of God in contrast to man-made legalism.”
Over the next sixteen years I participated in and eventually helped facilitate Bible studies in different churches and different homes. In 2002, I was transferred by my employer to Colorado Springs and began the process to find a new church and groups to study with. Bob told me when I left Phoenix that I should consider leading a group but I preferred to find an existing group rather than lead. I tried several other groups but found the same legalism I always encountered and finally realized I needed to start a group of my own.”
“I began leading a group covering the basics of real Christian faith, using Bob George’s book Classic Christianity. I met my friend Bill Tongue during this time and we began to work together, leading several concurrent groups, usually a study on basic Christian truth and a Bible study. We have gradually found a small core of believers who are focused on the same truths we are and we reach out to those hungry for the real relationship with God that is available to us all.”
We are delighted to have Scott as one of our contributors. He adds a strong intellectual element as well as a sensitive spiritual awareness to the studies to which he is contributing. Scott cares about God’s people and their need to be enveloped in God’s secure grace, truth and love.