Lead Pastor

Dr. Scott McCurdy, Lead Pastor

Scott T. McCurdy, received his education at Tennessee Temple University and Temple Baptist Seminary.  He earned both his Master’s degree and his Doctorate at Temple Baptist Seminary.  Prior to going to Illinois as a pastor, where he has served for fourteen years, he served at Highland Park Baptist Church in Chattanooga in a number of ministries:  director of church ministries, director of Christian education, director of the bus ministry, and ultimately assistant pastor.


Scott and his wife Susan have eight children, two of which are married.  They are also the grandparents of two granddaughters.  Scott has served capably in a variety of ministries in Baptist churches.  He loves the Lord, has a servant’s heart, and has had much experience in the ministries connected with the local church.  Susan has spent most of her years as a pastor's wife, and a stay at home, homeschooling mom .  She continues to homeschool two of their children and is also serving as the Women's and Children's Ministries Director at Church of the Highlands.