After Scott was converted to Christ at the age of 19, he received a B.A. in Religious Studies from Oregon State University. His education still left him with doubts regarding the inconsistencies between evolution, science, world history, and a straight-forward reading of the Bible.
Years later, a friend who was a paleontologist demonstrated to him how scientific evidence actually makes more sense when interpreted within the clear context of the Bible's account of history. This, along with Creation magazine, ignited a blaze in Scott to seek answers to the nagging doubts that plagued him. Once he realized that science and the Bible were not at odds with each other, he experienced a sustained joy, a renewed commitment to the Word of God, as well as a bold desire to share this life-changing message with others.
Scott now uses this conviction to impact our culture with easy-to-understand presentations that uphold the authority of God's Word and is one of CMI–US’s most effective and popular speakers. Scott also desires to challenge others to equip themselves to be ready with answers (1 Peter 3:15) to impact their world.
Before becoming a speaker for CMI, Scott was the senior executive for one of the largest construction firms in Northern California. This helped equip him for his current role as CMI–US’s Chief Operating Officer (COO). Scott also served in ministry for over 25 years as a youth pastor, teacher, speaker, and key leader in a church plant. In a volunteer capacity, Scott was also CMI’s West Coast speaker and representative. Scott and his wife Lisa have 4 adult children, and in October 2010, they moved to Atlanta so Scott could work full-time with CMI–US.See a sample video of Scott Gillis:
- Swimming with sharks
- Billy Graham: 1918–2018
- Pastor Andy Stanley says the Bible is too hard to defend
- Racial reconciliation: The Gospel is the answer
- It’s storytime!: BioLogos’ serpentine retelling of Genesis
- Eight churches unite to oppose apostasy
- Questions about Mormon theology
- A watchman for the Lord
- God’s Not Dead movie review
- Clash over worldviews
- What percentage is acceptable to you?
- The tide is changing …
- More ‘monkey business’ in Tennessee?