Wife: Pauline (Conyers) Grove
Three Children: Vincent, Donald, and Dennis
Seven Grandchildren: Daphane, Donald Jr., Destinee, Dennis Jr., Deshawn, McKenzie, and Madison
Two Great-Grandchildren: Au'Riana and Ra'Jon
25 Years United States Air Force (CMSGT Retired)
North Charleston Housing Authority - 18 Years
AAS, Financial Management- Community College of Air Force
BS, in Education - Southern Illinois University
M.Div, in Theology - Cummings Theological Seminary
Honorary Doctor of Divinity - International Seminary
Pastor, Joshua Baptist Church, since April 1988
Vice-Moderator, Executive Board, Cooper-River Baptist Association
Chairman, Educational Committee, Cooper River Baptist Association
Melvin Scott was born July 4, 1933 in Kingstree, SC; his parents were Mr. Willie and Mrs. Lily Scott. He grew up in a home with twelve children. His first job held was plowing the fields in Williamsburg county (Andrews, SC where he was raised) making 40 cents a day.
On December 11, 1955 he was baptized at Macedonia Baptist Church in Vero Beach, FL. He joined Charity Baptist Church in Andrews, SC in 1958 and served as a deacon. He was employed by Moore Drums for more 41 yrs. He married Martha Johnson on February 4, 1961. In 1962 he joined Joshua Baptist Church and served as a deacon until he was called into the ministry in 1977; almost twenty years later he became an ordained minister. He is active member of the Prison Ministry, Winding Chain Team number 1, bible study, prayer service, the brotherhood ministry, Sunday school and also serves as the assistant pastor. His hobbies are gardening, reading, and watching westerns and good old mysteries. He loves country home cooking. He has six children and five grandchildren.