February 21, 2005 the world lost the 2nd
Greatest Christian Teacher ever commissioned and
given by God.
There's no doubt God empowered Dr. Gene
Scott to unfold and restore the age old mystery
of what Luther called
or Faith Alone, and to fulfill the Greatest
Commission since Jesus walked the Earth. The
commission? Taking that
Good News of the Gospel
(Faith Alone) to every corner of the Globe
that the whole world would know Him who they
denied or embraced. This task was a prophecy
written in the book of Romans.
For with the heart man believeth unto
righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation. For
the scripture saith, Whosoever believeth on him (Jesus) shall not be
ashamed. For there is no difference between the Jew and the Greek: for
the same Lord over all is rich unto all that call upon him. For
whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord Jesus Christ shall be
How then shall they call on him in whom they have not believed? and how
shall they believe in him of whom they have not heard? and how shall
they hear without a preacher? And how shall they preach, except they be
sent? as it is written, How beautiful are the feet of them that preach
the gospel of peace, and bring glad tidings of good things!
But, they have not all obeyed the gospel. For Esaias saith, Lord, who
hath believed our report? So then faith [cometh] by hearing, and hearing
by the word of God. But I say, Have they not heard? Yes verily, their
sound went into all the earth, and their words unto the ends of the
The late Dr. Gene Scott came
to television in the mid-seventies after being voted in by the desperate
church board members to save
FAITH BROADCASTING NETWORK, (The world's first television ministry)
from corruption and bankruptcy. It wasn't long before he had fired and
"Kicked the Mutha's out". including the likes of Paul & Jan Crouch and
Jim & Tammy Baker! Then God
Took Dr. Gene Scott and the message of "Saved by Grace, Kept by Faith"
WORLDWIDE! (Worldwide means every square inch of the planet, 24/7/365.
No other person or broadcaster can make this claim)
"The Sword of the Lord
and of Gene!!!"
Like it or lump it,
love him or hate him,
Dr. Gene Scott's voice is the ONLY voice to have
ENTIRE SURFACE OF THE GLOBE with the message of
Doc also located
and saved the historic "Jesus Saves" signs (from
on old sign graveyard), that once sat atop the
now demolished Hope Street Church. He relocated
them to the Los Angeles University Cathedral
while under his ownership. I understand one of
the signs has been removed and sent to the old
Faith Center facility in Glendale, CA. I read on
Saves Signs Blog" the other sign will remain
with the new owners of the old United Artist
"If You're going to be
Christian, THEN BE ONE!"
- Dr. Gene Scott
Doc always said that "God raises a voice up every 400 years
or so to save the message of Faith and Grace. 400 years ago
it was Luther"
If these are the "Last Days", then
Dr. Scott's voice was the last one.
Pastor Joseph A. Cortes has been
rightly dividing the word of God
since November 2005 when Faith
Cometh By Hearing, a
non-denominational ministry, was
founded. Pastor Cortes spent 30
years under the ministry of the
great theologian Dr. Gene Scott, in
which 10 of those years he became
Dr. Scott’s personal assistant in
all areas of the ministry where he
was instrumental in spreading Dr.
Scott’s ministry and message across
the United States. He is now
preaching and teaching God’s word at
Faith Cometh By Hearing ministries
to a worldwide listening audience
that seeks a stronger relationship
with Christ than what is provided in
most religious environments.
This ministry focuses on equipping
the saints with the word of God,
which for the most part has been
voided and replaced by religious
traditions. We believe that such
traditions only produce
instead of Faithing Christians,
ones who develop a Faith warrior
purpose. If you want to be a serious
disciple of Christ, then we
encourage you to keep listening and
about Joe Cortes:
First I have to tell
you some sobering news. Dr. Scott's
voice was silenced, and for good
reason. Don't doubt God knows what
He is doing. HE (God) took Doc away
from us. Could be because Doc
stumbled and lost focus, and God
knew Doc would cause more harm than
good to the message of the gospel,
or that Doc's time was up and God
wanted to raise up a new voice. I
think it's a combination of both.
WITHOUT A DOUBT Dr. Scott is to be
honored as a great man of faith.
As for Melissa, my problem with her
is that she betrayed Doc's wishes
and basically STOLE the ministry by
deception from the person Doc (in
his right mind) intended to pass it
to. In so doing she took over the
vehicle and crashed it into complete
disrepair. This is such a tragedy
that the vehicle which went
worldwide was carjacked. But again,
God is in control.
Here's the good news:
The person who should have gotten
the keys? Well God gave him a new
car to continue what Doc started.
His name is Joe Cortes. Do yourself
a great favor and confirm what I'm
saying for yourself. Go to his
immediately to the archives and
start watching the series entitled
"Last Days". Start with the first
and make your way in sequence
through all the messages. I can
predict you will recognize the
voice, and you might begin to
understand why Dr. Scott was
Pastore Melissa Scott
The Beginning Of The End
It's a hard pill to swallow by those of
us who fought in the trenches as Dr. Gene Scott took the Good News
of the Gospel to the world, that Doc would stumble at the end of his
ministry. Though he said many times to us that he was capable of
doing just that. I do believe God's everlasting arms caught him,
took him home, and left us with a hard lesson to learn as we all go
forward to our own end.
Dr. Scott's anointing made him a lonely
man all his life (Watch the film God's Angry Man below to hear him
admit this.), in the end his loneliness got the better of him by way
of Melissa Pastore. Satan surely saw and implemented the plan that
could finally silence the voice God used in these last days to
penetrate his territory and crush it asunder with the
rock the builders rejected.
It seems no coincidence that immediately after Doc announced his
marriage to Melissa, (seen above) only days passed when he was
diagnosed with cancer. Though Doc has passed, the cancer of Melissa
is still killing him.
100,000+ Hours Of 24/7/365 Teaching Archives
The day of Dr.
Scott's death, Melissa gathered
(Unannounced) in the studio chapel with 50
or so of the faithful that were drawing
near, already on the premises, and those
keeping a 24 hour prayer vigil for Doc. (I
was there.) The mood was very somber, time
seemed to have stood still as she told us
all Doc had gone home. With the core of the
church in her presence, all of us in our
most vulnerable state, all of us giving her
our complete trust, she claimed her rights
to become the new pastor and president of
In hindsight, I believe then and there Satan
possessed her. (At least for the moment.)
He/she had us in the palm of their hand,
this was the moment of the power transfer,
this was the moment the steering voice heard
around the world was effectively muted.
This meeting seemed to last about a half
hour, but it's really hard to say as time
was not running in its norm. I do remember
most of all the promises Melissa made to us,
(I see it now as an evil twist and cunning
ploy to win the hearts of the core.) she
made it very clear as her first act, that
she, (paraphrasing) "had already set
up a trust fund to ensure that Dr. Scott's
voice would never be silenced, but would
remain washing the entire globe until Jesus
We all know now this was a deception and a
lie. She knew it was THE ONE THING WE ALL
WANTED TO HEAR. Just days afterward she
would disconnect the teaching archives (That
Doc made available for free) from Doc's web
site. The excuse was because a "mass
download" was detected of the archives.
(Which begs the question: So what? They had
always been available for download!) Five
years later, she is still "protecting" the
teachings from ever being heard again, and
suing anybody that makes them available.
Los Angeles University Cathedral The spiritual heart of the City of
Angeles is now sold. Melissa Scott has sold out and continues to
squander all the assets that Dr. Scott amassed to keep HIS VOICE
going out to the world til' Jesus Comes. Apostasy!
Click here to see the new owners plan
for our Cathedral.
Oak Knoll Residence & Museum The Pasadena Scott Mansion. Included on this
property is a subterranean 2 story museum that was used to preserve
Doc's Bible and Stamp Collections.
What will become of those most precious assets? They will be sold
too when she needs the money to keep HER VOICE on the air!
The Fountain of Faith
Washing the Globe with the Word of God.
Faith Center, Glendale CA.
Go see it once more
its demolition and removal too!
In 2012 I visited Doc's final resting place at
the Sunset Mausoleum located in El Cerrito,
California. I spent 20 minutes or so quietly
reflecting on the precious memories I have of
Dr. Scott and his parents "Mom and Pop Scott."
I've stood in "The Scott Room" on several
occasions. The first time I saw the room it
stood tall with 5 empty tombs stacked one on top
of the other. I can remember thinking they would
never be populated by its current occupants
because in those days I was expecting Christ's
return to call His saints home. The next time I
stood in the room was with Doc, Mom Scott, and a
few other guests in attendance to witness the
entombing Pop Scott.
It had been my honor to be Mom & Pop's personnel
security and driver for many years. I once asked
them if they thought they would live to see the
return of Jesus, Pop answered "no", Mom answered
"yes". Now I wonder if I will.
The next time I stood in the room was on the
Sunday of Dr. Scott's entombment. That day
started at the Los Angeles University Cathedral
where I watched Doc's memorial service from a
balcony seat looking down on the stage and
flowered draped coffin. After the service I went
home with my family. About an hour later I
received a phone call from my best friend ( a
staff member), who told me he was in a motorcade
heading for the mausoleum with Dr. Scott's
remains. I quickly packed an overnight bag and
jumped in my car in the hopes of making it in
time to witness Doc's entombment.
I left home in the late afternoon and headed
north. I'll never forget the mixed emotions of
driving into the sunset as it started to
sprinkle lightly adding a rainbow to the
horizon. I just couldn't help but wonder if the
motorcade (being at least 2 hours in front of
me) was washed as I was in what seemed to me as
God's mood lighting. It was truly awesome and I
was blessed by it.
By the time I reached the Grapevine on
Interstate 5, "God's mood" was changing. That
light sprinkle was turning into a very ominous
thunderstorm. The clouds snuffed out what
remained of the sunset and darkness fell with a
fury of heavy rain, wind, and lightning that
quickly became a 2 hour battle of faith and will
to continue my high-speed chase of the
motorcade. By the time I got to the Bay area I
had driven out of the storm. As it turned out, I
arrived at the mausoleum just 10 minutes behind
the motorcade. I parked and ran up the hill to
the doors of the mausoleum. When I entered I
could see Doc's coffin just being rolled into
the building and beginning its final short
journey to the "Scott Room" flanked by 20-30
staff and guests that had made the trip. Leading
the way was Melissa Scott and my friend (who had
called me) to her side, I took up the space on
her other side and we all quietly led the
procession to Doc's final resting place.
I will always be grateful for God's grace and
gift of allowing my presence and participation
in that most final moment of Dr. Scott's earthly
journey, and my journey with him that started
nearly 30 years earlier. Praise God.
had been added since I was last here in 2005.
The 3 pictures sit behind a glass window to
protect them from dust and theft.
The "Scott Room" the day after Doc's
The "Scott Room"
as of my visit in 2012
Dr. Scott - Mom Scott - Pop Scott
pleased to see Dr. Scott's baby brother
and sister's remains had been relocated
the "Scott Room".
I believe their original tombstone now
adorns the cover of their place just
under their Mother.
"Scott Room" Enter the mausoleum building seen here. Turn left at
the first long hall. Walk to the very end to find the
entrance of the "Scott Room"
on your right.
Saving Dr. Scott's Life!
Many people didn't know
that Dr. Scott had a rarely issued Concealed Weapons
permit in California. He was usually armed when in
public, and he would often slip me a handgun to carry
while I was with him. Thank goodness I never had the
occasion to use it. But, I can say that I did save Doc's
life onetime that I know of for sure. I actually saved
Dr. Scott from killing himself!
One afternoon I was
doing security at Doc's Silver Oaks Ranch compound in
Bradbury Ca. Doc was enjoying walking through the horse
barns and watching the trainers work the show horses in
the large riding ring just in front of the main
barn and office facility overlooking the outdoor
practice ring. As it happened, I was tailing Doc from a
respectable distance, just keeping on eye on him. At one
point he was walking down the middle of the barn isle
and instead of going into the office, he decided to sit
down in one of directors chairs that lined the center
wall of that barn isle. I stood opposite him against the
office side of the barn isle wall, and we watched
various horses passing between us being put through
their paces up and down the barn isle.
All of a sudden (during
an idle moment when no one was around), Doc's chair gave
way underneath him sending straight down to the ground
landing in kind of an Indian sitting position atop the
broken chair. It happened so fast, and left us both
startled and staring at each other for a few
milliseconds, then Doc burst out with a loud laugh,
which relaxed my progress toward him, and I started
laughing. In that instant a look of fear and panic fell
across Doc's face that I'll never forget. His face began
to turn blue as he wasn't able to draw a breath back in
after the outburst of his laugh. He started to struggle,
he was stuck and couldn't even raise his head, or his
arms up for me to pull him up. I had to yank him forward
to break the invisible hold that seemed to be
restraining him and choking him to death!
Sucking in a life giving
breath, Doc's face began turning back to flesh color,
and I got him to his feet. After gaining his composure a
bit, he explained to me what he felt happened. It seems
when he fell to the ground in that awkward sitting
position he was actually locked up and trapped in the
frame of the chair that also had him rocked backed
against the wall pressing his chin into his chest and
cutting off his air supply. It wasn't until I had yanked
him forward that he was able to breathe in. He told me
he would've died right there and then if I hadn't been
there to save him. It scared him, and it scared me. I
remember him being in a state of shock for several
minutes as he was grasped by the reality, and was
muttering how easily he could've died that day. Of
course God gets the glory of saving Doc that day. I'll
forever be grateful he gave me such an honor.
I don't know if he ever told anyone about that incident,
but I can tell you, after that day, he started to diet
and get in shape. I'm guessing he never wanted to break
another chair just by sitting in it.....
I got the call to start my Pastoral Internship with Dr.
Scott I was assigned to work at the Sunset Ridge
broadcast station located at the top of one of the local
San Bernardino mountains. This meant being driven up in
a four wheel drive vehicle and dropped off with one
other operator for 2-4 week stints and pulling
alternating 12 hour shifts switching between and playing
commercials and the programming for various TV preachers
that rented time on Ch. 30. For many of the programs
that meant turning the satellite dish to various
satellites in order to pick up Dr. Scott for his time,
and other TV Ministries at other times.
I did this for about 6
months before one day off I went to the studio in
Glendale to participate in that evenings Festival of
Faith. It was on this night I got Doc's attention for
the first time. Well, not exactly. Actually the first
time I got his attention was when I was on the job at
Sunset Ridge and "accidently" happened to have turned
the dish toward an adult channel that I was "accidently"
watching while I was working my shift. When it came time
to make a switch from the on air programming to a
commercial reel, I popped in the tape and accidently
(really accidently) hit the wrong button letting the
Triple XXX Adult programming broadcast to an audience
watching Christian programming! In a panic I started
hitting buttons switching between Pastor Glen Chambers
and a bi-racial couple in full close-up doggie-style
action. Needless to say I figured that was the end of my
Pastoral Internship. Instead I got a call from Joe
Shackleford, Doc's Chief Engineer at the time, telling
me Doc fell on the floor in hysterics when told about
what I had just done. Doc's message to me was simply
"Don't watch that Adult channel when working an air
Okay, so the 2nd time I
got Doc's attention was at Festival one night. I was
sitting in Master Control watching the show being
produced for my first time. During a song break, I could
see (watching Doc on the set from the monitors in the
control room) Joe Shackleford approaching Doc on the set
and speaking to him. Shortly after I was called to the
set. I was stopped standing in the doorway of the set
and Doc took a long look at me. Standing a full 6'6"
tall, I filled the entire doorjamb from top to bottom. I
was then released back to the control room, and when
Shackelford returned he told me my days on the mountain
top were over. Doc wanted me around in case he needed me
for his security. As time went on I had many occasions
to protect Dr. Scott at various functions including most
every horseshow he attended. (See picture of me
helping Doc get his "Freedom Stick" lit at the Santa
Barbara Show grounds).
Throughout the years I (and others working with me)
intervened and got between Doc and people that would
approach him uninvited. They ran the gambit from over
zealous fans, other celebrities, Statesmen and women,
nuts, crazies and demon possessed, to process servers
(who we had a particular not-so-friendly response too).
The Nitro Pills:
Every year Dr. Scott would be sure to fit in several
classic sermons to include his famous "Proof
of the Resurrection" Easter message. The
other sermons were known as "The Nitro Pills". So named
because like those with a heart condition would make
sure to always have in their possession a few nitro
pills in a container in case they needed one, Doc wanted
these messages always available for those times in our
Christian walk that found our "Spiritual Hearts"
needing a quick fix.
Click on the titles below
to read the one you need
On rare occasions Dr. Scott would sign autographs,
particularly when he would throw a party or banquet for
King's House's to attend. I went to many of these events
including the Chasen's Banquet in 1985 titled "A
Testimony to a Teacher" at $5,000 a plate. It was at
this event Doc revealed his long time love of Philately
with a large exhibit of his medal winning collections.
Doc was in great humor that night and was commiserating
one-on-one with the attendees. I managed to get Doc,
Mom, and Pop to sign the inside cover of my event
memorial book which each attendee had waiting for them
at their assigned seat and table. Doc's "signature"
autograph usually included the phrase "Never Quit!" as
seen here. Words he lived by, and words all Christian's
should live by.
Downtown With Huell Howser-Church of the Open Door
If you visit the high rise at 550
South Hope Street in downtown Los Angeles, you might not
know the rich history of that address or why there is a
small memorial to the Church of the Open Door in the
entrance to the building. Members of the church come
back to share with Huell the seventy year history of
that spot and explain the memorial. We’ll also visit the
fabled “Jesus Saves” sign that once graced the roof of
the original church in it’s new location and go to the
site of the new Church of the Open Door in Glendora. DOC GETS THE LAST WORD!
Full Gospel Fellowship
Scott was voted vice president of the fledgling "Full
Gospel Fellowship of Churches and Ministers
International", of which his father was a member, and
later served as its president from October 1975 to July
In 1975, while serving his Oroville ministry, Scott was
approached to serve as a financial consultant for the
forty-five-year-old "Faith Center" church in Glendale,
California, by its then pastor and founder, religious
broadcaster Ray Schoch.
Faith Center owned four broadcast stations, which
included KHOF-TV channel 30 in San Bernardino,
California, KHOF-FM 99.5 in Los Angeles, California,
KVOF-TV channel 38 in San Francisco, California, and
WHCT channel 18 in Hartford, Connecticut.
Los Angeles University
In 1989, Scott was approached by Bruce Corwin, then
president of Miracle on Broadway and Chairman of the
Metropolitan Theatres Corporation to restore the United
Artists flagship theater in downtown Los Angeles.
In 1990, Scott and his congregation moved their Sunday
service to the building now called the "Los Angeles
University Cathedral". According to the Los Angeles
County Recorder's office and North American title
report, Scott acquired ownership of the cathedral
through his entity, Westcott Christian Center, in
December 2002. Both the Cathedral and the neon "Jesus
Saves" signs are designated historic monuments.
The "Dr. Gene Scott Bible Collection" of Bibles, books,
and manuscripts is housed at the Los Angeles University
In 1975, Scott began a series of broadcasts, which
resulted in the creation of the University Network. By
1983, the University Network was broadcasting his
sermons twenty-four hours a day via satellite to the
United States and Canada, as well as to much of Mexico
and the Caribbean. By 1990, his network was available to
180 countries, and by 1992 his sermons were being
broadcast in several languages on AM, FM, and short-wave
Drawing from nearly thirty years of recorded
programming, Scott's radio, satellite and television
ministry continues to be broadcast although on different
stations and at different times.
During two and a half years following Scott's passing,
his surviving wife and successor Melissa Scott has
purchased many hours of time over broadcast, cable, and
satellite television for the presentation of 1-hour
programs of his messages from his later years, as well
as many recent lectures done by herself from the Los
Angeles University Cathedral. Still available are the 24
hour a day satellite, Internet, short-wave radio
broadcasts, carrying the raw network feed, featuring 30
years of Scott's recorded teachings.
Scott's interests and memberships included:
* Los Angeles Central Library Save the Books telethon
* Vice-Chairman of the Board of the Rose Bowl Aquatics
Center and one of its founding directors
* Member, Board of "Rebuild L.A."
* Member, Philatelic Foundation of New York
Scott was diagnosed with prostate cancer in 2000, but
declined surgery and chemotherapy. Four years later
conventional treatments were implemented but were not
effective at stopping the metastatic cancer.
Complications of the cancer and treatments set in,
leading to heart failure, fluid in the lungs, and
abnormal blood clotting; all of which Scott described to
his congregation during several months of continued live
A few days before his death, Scott experienced a stroke,
and then he signed papers to transfer powers and assets
to his wife, Melissa Scott. Eugene Scott then lapsed
into a coma in Glendale Adventist Hospital.
Scott suffered a fatal stroke and was pronounced dead at
4:30 p.m. PST on Monday, February 21, 2005.
Scott in culture
Clips from one of his on-air fund drives were used in
the Cabaret Voltaire recording Sluggin' for Jesus.
Scott is depicted in the 1980 documentary God's Angry
Man, directed by Werner Herzog.
William euGene Scott,
also known as Dr. Gene Scott
(and sometimes styled w. euGene Scott), (August 14,
1929 - February 21, 2005), was a United States pastor
and teacher who served for almost 50 years as an
ordained minister and religious broadcaster in Los
Angeles, California. In 1975, he began nightly live
broadcasts, and eventually satellite broadcasts extended
his services and talk shows to many countries. Scott
became known for his stage persona as much as his
preaching skills. On stage with him were always several
chalkboards or dry-erase boards which he would fill with
scriptural passages in the original Greek, Hebrew or
Aramaic as he preached, discussing the nuances of
biblical languages and their interpretations. During his
live fundraising broadcasts, he would stare into the
camera and order viewers to "Get on the telephone!",
successfully raising $1 million a month. His charitable
activities included raising money for the Los Angeles
Public Library and the Rose Bowl Aquatic Center in
Early life and career
Gene Scott was born in Buhl, Idaho. He earned his Ph.D.
in Philosophies of Education at Stanford University in
1957 and subsequently served as an ordained minister for
almost 50 years. During his career, Scott served as a
traveling Teacher for the Pentecostal Assemblies of God,
the president of the Full Gospel Fellowship of Churches
and Ministers International for nine years and, for a
combined total of 35 years, as the pastor for the
Protestant Wescott Christian Center and Faith Center.
For the last fifteen years of his ministry Scott held
weekly Sunday Bible teaching services at the Los Angeles
University Cathedral in Los Angeles, California.
In 1975, Scott was elected pastor of Faith Center, a
45-year old church of congregational polity in Glendale,
California. Faith Center Broadcasting Network was the
first Christian television station and the first to
provide 24 hour Christian programming. Scott added a
nightly live television broadcast to the network called
the Festival of Faith.
In 1983, the University Network began broadcasting the
first 24 hour-a-day religious television network via
satellite to North America and much of Mexico and the
Caribbean. Affiliate television and radio stations
broadcast Scott's services and nightly teachings.
Over the years, Scott wrote and published some 20 books.
Three books have been released (as of 2008), including
the first volume of "The Pulpit" that will track every
Sunday message preached since his arrival at Faith
Center in 1975.
He was also an artist, painting well over 1000
watercolors, acrylics or oils, a philatelist, an
equestrian, and a philanthropist.
Assemblies of God
Although an agnostic while attending Stanford
University, he came to a strong faith in Jesus Christ
while earning his Ph.D. in 1957. He then taught at
Evangel College (now Evangel University), then assisted
Oral Roberts in establishing Oral Roberts University in
Tulsa, Oklahoma. Scott eventually joined the Assemblies
of God, a Pentecostal denomination and served overseas
in the mission field for several years.
Scott showed disdain for other religious broadcasters
like Jerry Falwell and Jimmy Swaggart and bristled when
people referred to him as a "televangelist", preferring
to be regarded as a teacher and pastor.
Wescott Christian Center
In 1970, Scott resigned his Assemblies of God
credentials in good standing and formed Wescott
Christian Center with his father, a pastor in Oroville,
California. Later, Scott was elected Pastor by a
unanimous vote of the church board of "Faith Center" in
Glendale, California. His father, known as "Pop Scott"
and his mother, known as "Mom Scott" assisted him at his
Wescott Christian Center is the titleholder to the Los
Angeles University Cathedral, other church properties
and bank accounts, according to County records. Upon
Scott's passing all assets and copyrights transferred to
his wife, Melissa Scott.
Freedom Of Speech Network is owned and operated
Promised Land Community Church. It's
comprised of an ever growing private collection
of biblical and political topic web sites aimed
at proving our First Amendment right to Free
Speech and Religious Assembly.
May 2013 Update:
I launched this site in 2007, shortly after
I was exposed to the "Real" Melissa Pastore-Scott
and her true intentions. Throughout 2007 and 08,
I would occasionally edit and tweak the site as
I was still paying attention to the goings on of
Melissa's "ministry" and the obliteration of
Doc's. Eventually I just lost interest in
monitoring Doc's 2nd slow death.
The site you're
seeing today has a lot of new materials I
recently came across when looking through a
bunch of stored boxes I packed up when I moved
to New Mexico in 2008. I've added to the
original opinions that I wrote here in 2007,
some of the findings, several new sections, and
many new stories and memories from my time spent
over the last 8 years since Doc's home-going,
it's still a wonder to me how the Devil so
ultimately eradicated Doc's voice and ministry.
As I mentioned here in previous writings, I'm at
peace with the fact that God not only let it
happen, but fanned the flames for reasons I've
also communicated on this website.
Nevertheless, I often wonder how different it
should have been, how Doc expected it to be, and
how Melissa really "Screwed the pooch" on this
When I was
looking through all my old "Doc Stuff", I
came across a letter/proposal Melissa asked me
to prepare for her regarding my thoughts of how
to use the Internet to promote the ministry
going forward under her watch. Maybe I'll share
the letter one day, but for now I'll just relay
how excited I was for the future of Faith Center
/ World Wide University Network. In the opening
statement I used the phrase "I know that
promoting yourself is the last thing you want to
do." which shows my na´vetÚ of
Satan's intentions for the new "Pastore Scott".
I'll tell you,
(in short)I expected Melissa to use her worldliness
and beauty to stop the onlookers in their tracks
long enough to get their attention and expose
them to Doc's teachings. I told her how easy it
would've been for her as opposed to the length
Doc had to go to with his hats, cigars, salty
language, horses, and his head filling the
entire frame of any TV tuned to his program. I
mean after all that's what Doc used her and all
the "Belles of St. Gene" for. AND IT WORKED!
decided to "Cover Up" herself and her past, and
reinvent as some sterile gray buttoned-up and
boring self crowned "Domata" using Doc to beat
down the old guard into submission, and into
supporting her while she built a new guard that
would never know who Dr. Gene Scott was, or hear
I'd like to think one day Melissa will
"Snap-out-of-it" and she probably
will once all the money is gone along with Doc's
ministry and voice. In other words, when Satan's
through with her. Of course I would expect
Melissa would say a similar epitaph about me. So
pray for us both just in case. - Addison B.
Why He's Disappearing From History
Do You Know Who Dr. Gene Scott Is? No? You Can
Thank Pastor Melissa Scott Or Maybe Even God Himself!
Dr. Gene Scott was the preacher on TV that Smoked cigars,
Cussed, Saxophoned, and just plain shoved the wealth of God's
blessings in the face of traditional Christianity. All backed by
TWO Stanford University Ph.D.'s He was unarguably, the greatest
Christian Apologist since St. Paul, Martin Luther and C.S. Lewis
watching Doc in 1978, becoming a King's House 3
years later, going on staff as an intern in 1983, and
remaining a long time employee and volunteer until 2007,
I can speak from the inside looking out. I was there
during the Christine Shaw years and her demise. That
disaster (and near fatal blow to Doc's ministry),
eventually led Doc to find what he called his "Last
Ride". Doc, (As he put it.) set out to "kick the tires"
on many of the best "New Models" offered in the mid
New Year's Eve party with Doc and Christine Shaw
So what does
this have to do with Melissa?
of all, Melissa was one of the many "New Models" and was
eventually "hand-picked" by Doc after a lengthily test
drive and a thorough throttling. We all had a lot of fun
in those days watching Doc make every preacher drool
with envy (Especially those married to some old
dried-out church lady!), by televising string-bikini
clad Melissa Pastore, and a bevy of other gorgeous women
dancing, roller skating, bike riding, swimming, and
vying for Doc's attention in all manner of ways.
We ALL witnessed Doc really falling in love with
Melissa, and for good reason. She was absolutely a
breath of fresh air to him. I remember the day well when
Doc made it clear that Melissa was the one. He used me
(I was camera one operator) on the studio set to make
the point very clear! That's a story for another day...
Snapping back to the present state of Doc's ministry
begs the question: What The Hell Happened?
Melissa Pastore Became
For nearly 30 years Satan could not silence the voice of
Dr. Gene Scott emanating from Faith Center and
crisscrossing the entire globe. In just a few years
after his death, the "love of his life" practically
erased him and his life's work from Christian history!
Where is His Voice
Has Doc's message: "Saved by
Grace, Kept by Faith" (that he left for the whole world) been HIJACKED by Satan himself! Once again using a woman (no offence
ladies...) to deliver it to him? If so....
This time, her name
As a long time member,
pastor's intern, employee, eyewitness and occasional confidant
to Dr. Gene Scott, I, Addison B. Bachman, will testify before God and
the world that I believe "Pastor Melissa Scott" was ordained by Dr. Scott,
live from the set of Kings House II.
I believe he ordained her and trusted her to keep HIS
voice going around the world till Jesus comes.
watched Doc knows for nearly 30 years he promised HIS voice
would be heard 24 hours a day after he died. He oft said "Til
Jesus Comes!" Under his direction the church amassed a great
fortune all to be used for that future date of his passing, to
keep HISvoice on the air perpetually. Not long before his
passing he recanted a conversation (From the set at King's House
II) he had with Melissa while driving to his parents vacation
home in Lake Almanor, California. I've provided the transcript
below. I wish you all could hear it for yourselves. The
excitement in his voice would bring tears to the eyes of the
faithful. Indeed I believe this is his Last Will & Testament.
The Proof Text of what he ordained Melissa to do.
me 300..... I listened as I drove north to my parents home a
few weeks ago and I'm spinning through the dial because
my car has a thing on the steering where I can just
change channels without even taking my hands off the
steering wheel. I heard a voice for about 3 minutes, and
I was locked in. And I listened and my wife listened,
and we we're drinking it in. And then I heard, and I
said "I know that voice", then I heard him make a
reference to something that he and Mrs., he and his wife
which he referred to as Mrs. McGhee, and I said "That's It!"What an encouragement.How long has J. Vernon McGhee
been dead? And he's preaching through the book of Thes
and I said "That proves it
to me baby!" (as
I looked to my wife) When you've got the message the
voice is eternal it doesn't
matter that he's dead he's preaching the wordnot some cockimaney off centered attitude. Pouring it
out. No wonder some 3000 people would gather at the
Church of the Open Door at the middle of the week to
listen to him teach. He's
don't know how many languages and how many countries he
goes through the Bible on 'Through The Bible with J.
Vernon McGhee' on radio stations
around the world.
This ministry will go on if
I get my Gideon Band."
What could be
more important than keeping the Good News of the Gospel
Going Around the World as your number one priority?
Doesn't everything else come second to that stewardship and
Melissa has turned on her calling and her husband by believing the "Press" Doc used to pour on her, and is
now getting from the "Christian Sector" leaders that are reeling
She elevated her Ordination from a Trustee Of Dr. Scott's
Message to a position of Prophet/Domata.
Keeping Doc's shoes
polished was her calling and PROMISE TO HIM.
Stepping into them was NOT!
She reduced Dr. Scott's message to, in her own words,
"Like Moses, He (Dr. Scott) served his generation well." All of us KH's and KT's are that
generation, the last generation!
says: "Now is the time for unity
of all the churches, through ME, the pastor's Pastor,
Armed with the delusion of inheriting the Prophet/Domata
title, our "new Pastor" began a systematic
deconstruction of Doc's ministry.
down the worldwide reach, removing all Dr. Scott's
teachings from the Internet site, replacing her name on
all Doc's messages, selling all the assets to promote
HER VOICE, and then sleeping with TBN and the like. It was
a beautifully evil conceived implosion.
Melissa on the TBN set
Here's the real tragedy of lost
opportunity. Melissa's "new awakening" made
her want to put on a fig leaf to cover her nakedness!
She is now being led straight
to the vomit of "Traditional Christianity" that Doc, (and we all) railed
against, and shoved in the face of Lucifer 24 hours a
day! Her new "wisdom" decided and declared the Old Doc was
insulting, crazy, impotent (literally) , used up, offensive and just
plain wrong about so much he taught and preached. His
"irreverence" towards traditional Christianity had to
stop. Only then could SHE bring all the churches into
unity! It just makes chills go down my spine to think
Few would deny,
(And I'll admit) that I had been one of her
strongest supporters. From the "Belles of St. Gene"
days to 2 1/2 years of her ministry post Doc.
I'm the one who originally purchased, (and eventually donated) built, and promoted
www.pastormelissascott.com (along with about 20
other domain names) to the number one position of most
every search engine on the Internet! (At one time we
held the first 18 search results on Google for the term
Dr. Gene Scott.) Yes, it's my fault, and I'm not really
sure if I should be sorry or happy. (I'll explain more
on that statement down below)
her broadcast on 11/02/2007 where she pronounced "The Gospel IS NOT Free" and
"Ministers and preachers come to my church to sit at my feet
and learn the word", it became abundantly clear
that Melissa is delusional at minimum. I don't say that lightly
in lieu of what we Christians profess to believe. We all are
judged by the world as being delusional going out the gate by worshiping Jesus
Christ as the Resurrected Son of God. But, Melissa has succumbed
to power and pride. You must separate
yourself long enough to take a good hard look at the evidence.
Do you think it's
impossible for her to have been possessed? I don't know if she
is or not, but if you can't even
imagine the possibility, then you're screwed.
The very last words screamed at me by Melissa Scott were:
"I'm tired of this F---ing church, I don't
care about this F---ing church, I'm ready to shut
this F---ing church down!" Maybe one
day I'll tell what prompted her to scream this profane and
seemingly blasphemous statement at me. Be assured it had to do with
voice and message going out to all the world. But let me tell you one thing for sure, I
believed her. Her words have all proven to be true. Doc's
church has been shut down, the voice has been silenced. With that said,
I make this one simple plea to
Let your hair down, pick up your cigarette habit, show
some cleavage, wear the red lipstick,
and let the REAL YOU! return
preaching of the
GOOD NEWS OF THE GOSPEL
TO THE WHOLE WORLD!
Keep Saying - "UP YOURS WITH A
FREIGHT TRAIN SIDEWAYS!!"
Satan's "Christian Church!"
That's the VISION!
Now I must
admit - In the long run, our fight is surely not with
Melissa Scott. I can only think God is in control.
We'll never know in the present what the world lost by Melissa's
actions. But I know we can't condemn her (Leaving open the
possibility of a repentance back to her calling), recognizing
that it's entirely
possible she is doing exactly what God wants her to do for now. In fact,
I tend to believe it's true. I'll tell you why.....
The moment I
heard Doc had passed, I had what I can only call a vision. Never
had one before, or since. But I remember it as vividly today as
then. I saw (In my mind) two events: (1) A great fireworks
display in the heavens. I knew this was the celebration of Dr.
Scott's entrance into eternity. (2) I saw a great tree laden
with fruit. All the fruit fell to the ground simultaneously. I knew
these were all Doc's students, fully ripened, separated from the
teacher to do what they had been equipped to do.
Level with yourselves and really take stock in what you
think and say out loud and in agreement with others. Do you say "These are
the Last Days", do you believe the Rapture could be any moment?
Do you see all the tumult around the world? Do you see
Antichrists and false prophets coming to the scene in the Middle
East? Are you answering yes? Yeah, me too.
Fret not, Dr. euGene Scott's legacy
will be praised and honored throughout eternity, along with all
the Saints. But now it's time to be doers of the word and not
forever students of the word. Dr. Scott's students have been equipped and
made ready for the
fight. Trained by the "Patton" of God's command. You are
battle experienced, covered in scar tissue and know the last
fight of "The Church" is to resist Satan and his forces. Now get
on the battlefield until that Trumpet Blows calling the Saints
to Come Marching In!
May God Bless And Keep Us All Secure In The Mighty Name Of Jesus
Christ! - Addison B. Bachman
Dr. Scott oft taught about "The Promises" God
made to the House of Israel in the Old
Testament, to include Jesus being born of the
Tribe of Judah through the Line of David. He was
fascinated by the ways in which God moved,
steered, and intervened with Israel to keep His
word. One of my favorite analogies Doc used was
that of a beautiful tapestry woven by God. The
front would be the finished whole picture, but
turned over it looks like a jumble of different
color threads, but one could spot and follow one
single "Red" thread flowing from top to bottom.
That thread was God's handiwork keeping His
promises through time.
Many times Doc
mentioned how he once took the time to research
all the promises God had made. He did a study on
the subject, and that study became the
foundation of what would become one of Doc's
most interesting teaching subjects. "The Lost
Tribes of Israel".
During the years
I was assigned to protect and serve "Mom and
Pop" Scott, Pop had asked me to clean out the
clutter in the garage of their Glendale home.
[Speaking of Mom & Pop's garage reminds me when
I would pick them up on Sunday morning's to take
them to church. They exited the house through
the garage by opening it with the automatic
opener. Every Sunday Pop would wait in the
garage for me to get Mom in the car, then he
would press the garage door button and run out
ducking under the closing door just in the nick
Scott and me in the driveway of his
Glendale home. We're about to go for a
drive in my Corvette. He bugged me until
I gave in, and he wanted to drive it,
but "Mom" Scott
wouldn't allow it!
I was cleaning that day I came across two copies
of Doc's actual schematic chart that he had made
outlining his findings of "The God Promises".
One of them was rolled up and stored in a
handmade tube-like paper wrapper, and the other
was folded up and stored in a handmade paper
envelope. (You will see Doc had prepared these
copies specifically for his parents.) I showed
the treasure to "Mom and Pop" and to my surprise
they told me to keep them! Years later I framed
the large copy and gave it to Doc for his
birthday. I kept the smaller version for myself.
Once in a while I go through all the stuff I
collected over the years of working for Doc. I
love looking at this chart and it's envelope
knowing Doc actually created it on a typewriter
back in days before the PC, when "Cut and Paste"
really meant cutting and pasting things
Below are two thumbnail images that when clicked
will give you actual size images. The chart is
hard to read, but you can make out the words.
Maybe one day I'll have the chart scanned in
high-res for easier reading.
I hope you enjoy looking at what I think is a
priceless peek into the mind of Dr. Gene Scott.
"The God Promises"
God's Angry Man Film
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
God's Angry Man is a 1980
documentary film about Gene Scott, directed by Werner
Herzog. The film was produced for television.
The film consists of footage of Scott on
the set of his television program Festival of Faith and
interviews with Scott and Scott's parents conducted by
Herzog. The footage from Scott's television program focuses
almost exclusively on his fundraising efforts and an
elaborate rant against the FCC. Scott at one point refuses
to speak until his viewers pledge an additional $600. After
a minute's silence, he yells angrily at the camera until a
production assistant informs him that they had already
received $700. Scott represents the FCC on his show by a
cymbal-banging monkey toy.