Scott and Jennifer Rainey - CIS

Dr. Scott Rainey

In 1973, in Shawnee, Kansas, Mike and Linda Couch went across the street to meet their neighbors in order to complete an assignment given by Dr. Charles “Chic” Shaver for Nazarene Theological Seminary. Through Mike and Linda’s evangelistic witness that couple was radically saved. That couple is Curt and Jan Rainey, Scott’s parents. That day changed eternity for Scott and his family.

At the age of five, Scott confessed his sins and asked Jesus to come into his life. At age 12, he was baptized. When Scott was 17, God sanctified his heart as he surrendered to the Lord with these words, “I am yours, totally. I will do whatever You want in my life. You are Lord.”

In May 1993, Scott married the love of his life, Jenni. They are blessed with two daughters (Bekah, born in 2004; and Sarah, born in 2008).

In December 1994, God opened the door for Scott to enter the ministry. He served as Minister of Evangelism and Discipleship at Fort Wayne Lake Avenue Church of the Nazarene (1994-1998), Kansas City First Church of the Nazarene (1998-2001, where he graduated with his MDiv from Nazarene Theological Seminary in May 2001), and Fort Wayne Grace Point Church of the Nazarene (2001-2003). During those years, godly men (Rev. Jerry Stipp, Rev. Bill Morris, Dr. Alexander “Sandy” Ardrey, Dr. Charles “Chic” Shaver, and Dr. Jesse Middendorf) mentored Scott to serve God in the local church.

In April 2003, Scott began as lead pastor of Houston Living Word Church of the Nazarene (previously, Houston Spring Branch Church of the Nazarene). Under his leadership, Living Word grew from an average Sunday morning worship attendance of 450 to over 700. While leading Living Word, Scott received his doctor of ministry degree from Houston Graduate School of Theology in May 2009.

In 2011, God called Scott and his family to follow Him as missionaries in the CIS (Commonwealth of Independent States). They served as Mission Corps volunteers from January to July 2012 and are now serving as intern missionaries. Scott’s responsibilities include discipleship/mentoring and leadership development of pastors throughout the former Soviet Union.

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Born in United States

  • Rebekah
  • Sarah

Home District: South Texas

Home Church: Houston Living Word

Home Assignment Dates:

Jan 10, 2018 - Feb 24, 2018

Jan 15, 2019 - Feb 22, 2019