Pastor Scott Peterson
Born in Minnesota, and grew up Sioux Falls, SD. College and seminary was spent back in MN attending St. John’s University for B.A., and Luther Seminary for M.Div. and M.Th. degrees. His M.Th. thesis was entitled, “Martin Luther’s Emphasis on Christ as a Preacher”.
After serving congregations in Montana and SW Minnesota from 1981-88, Pr. Scott accepted a call to serve as a Mission Developer in Madison, AL. With his wife Bonnie Jane, and their children Rebekah, Christine, and Paul, they settled into the South. The mission development work was blessed by God and became Messiah Lutheran Church where he served for 32 years as senior pastor. In January 2022 he accepted the appointment of Bishop Kevin Strickland to serve as Christ the Lord’s interim pastor.
CTL’s motto ‘Caring People. Caring for People’ has rung true for me. I have been blessed to enter this congregation which has been lovingly shaped by my friend Pastor Bob Mitchell. Like Pastor Bob, my call is to preach the good news of our Lord Jesus Christ.
God has plans for the future of this congregation filled with caring disciples. For me, my calling to serve CTL during this exciting transition time is an honor and blessing.