SCOTT COLTER SERVES as the director of strategic initiatives at Mid-America Baptist Theological Seminary in Memphis, Tenn., where the Board of Trustees has also elected him to the institution's faculty.  His work and ministry have taken him to 13 countries, including some where he has met with Christian leaders and ministers suffering religious persecution and censorship — a reality that fuels Scott’s commitment to preserving religious liberty within the United States.


A native Texan, Scott studied at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Fort Worth for 11 years, earning both a Bachelor’s of Arts in Humanities and an Advanced Master of Divinity with a concentration in preaching during that time.  In 2015, Southwestern’s faculty selected Scott as the recipient of the Al and Beverly Fasol Preaching Award.  While at Southwestern, Scott served as the president’s chief of staff after having worked as the director of Institutional Advancement and in the academic department.  Scott also served on staff at Birchman Baptist Church in Fort Worth for more than 10 years.  He holds a Ph.D. from Mid-America Baptist Theological Seminary.   


In 2020, Scott joined together with several pastors and laymen throughout the Southern Baptist Convention to launch the Conservative Baptist Network — a group focused on maintaining a longstanding, convention-wide commitment to the inerrancy and sufficiency of Scripture. He currently serves as the network's executive director.  Scott is passionate about preaching God’s Word and sharing the message of salvation through Jesus Christ.  He is strongly pro-life and desires to see Christians stand together to eradicate abortion as a legal option for unplanned and unwanted pregnancies in America.  His desires to promote the sanctity of human life and to preserve religious liberty have continually led Scott to interest and involvement in various public policy efforts to effect change based on a Christian worldview.


Scott is married to Sharayah, a journalist and owner of Colter & Co.  Sharayah and he are rearing two children — a son and daughter.