Pastor Scott Thomas

Scott Thomas is the Founding and Lead Pastor of Free Life Chapel in Lakeland, Florida, and is the President of Excel Christian Academy, a K-12 school with more than 400 students.

Enjoying full-time ministry since 1991, Scott and his wife Cindy minister every weekend to a thriving multi-cultural, multi-generational congregation. Whether at Free Life Chapel or speaking across the nation, Scott is known for his unorthodox, energetic and creative speaking style that reaches diverse audiences through biblical truths, animated humor and cultural relativity. Beyond the pulpit and into their city, Scott and Cindy were awarded the

keys to the city of Lakeland by Mayor Gow Fields for the impact of their local leadership, humanitarian and community-wide endeavors.

Pastor Scott and Cindy Thomas

Scott is a twenty-five year student of Hebraic studies and an avid supporter of the State of Israel and the Jewish people. He has been a member of Christians United for Israel (CUFI) since its inception and has recently accepted a position on the Executive Board for CUFI. He has also served as the CUFI Florida State Director since 2008. Scott and Cindy were awarded the Lifetime Achievement Award by the Jewish National Fund for their pro-Israel efforts and impact throughout Central Florida and Israel in 2008. He has led numerous tours to Israel, hosted multiple pro-Israel rallies and is a noted speaker for various Jewish organizations throughout Florida.

 

Pastor Scott serves on the Board of Directors for Operation LifeShield, an Israeli-based company that manufactures and places above-ground bomb shelters in terror-threatened communities throughout Israel. Scott is a certified life coach. He holds a Bachelor's degree in Psychology from Lee University as well as a Master’s in Biblical Studies from Newburgh Theological Seminary. He earned a Doctorate degree in Divinity from Master’s International University of Divinity.

 

Scott and Cindy have been married for twenty-four years and have a son, Caleb, who is married to their now new daughter, Elizabeth.

 

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