Who is this guy?
My name is Scott Gamel. My brothers call me “big bubba”… Momma (and only Momma) calls me “Scottie”… My wife calls me “Honey”… My sons call me lots of things, but to my face it’s mainly, “Dad,” or “Pops”… Some folks call me “Pastor.”
I am a…
…Christ follower. In a supreme act of love, mercy, and grace, while I was yet a sinner, Jesus Christ died for me. I have pledged to Him my life, my love, and my allegiance.
…Husband. Married 25+ years to a strong, beautiful woman – the one they had in mind when they coined the phrase, “better half.”
…Father. Of six – count ‘em – six boys. They are a fascinating mix of artists, athletes, comedians, intellectuals, pranksters, and philosophers. They make our home the theological laboratory God calls the “family.”
…Friend. With a beloved cadre of dudes, near and far geographically speaking, any of whom I could call at 3:00 in the morning and say, “I need some help,” and they would be on their way, no questions asked. And I would do the same for any of them.
…Pastor. Of an incredible “branch office” of the Body of Christ. A Kingdom of God “demonstration plot” in the middle of corn-fields, seeking earnestly to understand and execute what it means to BE the Church in our world. A most loving, gracious, and caring group of people – even if their selection of me to be their pastor will always make them a little suspect in some people’s eyes.
…Connoisseur.Of old movies, good books, hot coffee, Bar-B-Que, funny people, the Crimson Tide, football in general, NASCAR (anybody but Gordon), blues, bluegrass, crosswords, sudoku, trivia, golf and other puzzles of life.
…Bon vivant. Defined as “a good fellow; a jovial companion; a free liver.” An old boss once said I “lightened the air in the room.” I love to laugh, make others laugh, and am always willing to discuss, argue, and debate matters weighty or trivial into the wee hours.