Rev. Orlando Scott
Orlando Scott serves as Chaplain at Gwinnett Medical Center in Georgia. He is a member of First Christian Church Atlanta, Tucker/GA and has had previous pastoral experience with God’s City of Refuge Christian Church (DOC) and Solid Rock Church. He also has previous project management and graphic design experience with AT&T/BellSouth and Gulliver Ritchie and Associates. Orlando has a Bachelor's degree in Urban Ministry Public Policy from Beulah Heights University and a Master of Divinity degree in Urban Theology from Interdenominational Theological Center. He has been involved with NBA's Mental Health Initiative and the Georgia Region's Pro-Reconciliation/Anti-Racism Committee.
Orlando strives to walk in harmony with humanity, lifting up the best of who we are as human beings, knowing that we are inextricably tied together in the single garment of destiny. He believes in the Bantu philosophy: I am because we are, and we are because I am. He says that if we learn to love and work together as a human community, there is nothing that would be impossible for us to achieve.
Why did you say "yes" to serving on the NBA Board of Trustees?
As a community focused minister, I believe that serving as a trustee would be a great opportunity to work with like minded individuals from around the country. I also desired to learn more about the mission of NBA and work to shape helping ministries for the next generation.
The NBA's vision statement is "creating communities of compassion and care." What does that mean to you?
The NBA vision statement is a guide for the activity that we desire to create and sustain. It reminds me that the work of ministry is multifaceted, that our goal is to holistically care for the individual and the community, and that through our sharing of gifts and graces we continue to operate as the heart, hands and feet of Yeshua in the earth.