Scott Gilchrist

Senior Pastor

Pastor Scott starts every sermon by opening his Bible, and he asks us to do the same. We love that Scott reads the Word, studies the Word, memorizes the Word, and teaches it to us on a weekly basis. He’s been known to tell us things like “splash around in it”, “mull it over”, “read a book 50 times”, and ”the Bible is your lifeline to God Himself”. Scott’s been preaching at SWBIBLE  for about 41 years now. Keep it up, Scott!

Scott believed in Jesus Christ as his Savior as a young child, but became passionate about the Gospel while in college. He began to attend SWBIBLE as a college student and it was during this time that he met his wife, Kristi. After college, they joined the staff of Campus Crusade for Christ in Salt Lake City before returning to Beaverton in 1979 when Scott was invited to become our Senior Pastor. He and Kristi have five grown children and many grandchildren.