Scott Thomas is the Founding and Lead Pastor of Free Life Chapel in Lakeland, Florida, and is the President of Excel Academy. Enjoying fulltime ministry since 1991, Scott and his wife, Cindy, minister every weekend to a thriving multi-cultural, multi-generation 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.
Scott is an avid supporter of the State of Israel and the Jewish people. He leads tours to Israel, hosts pro-Israel rallies and is a noted speaker for various Jewish organizations throughout Florida. He serves on the Executive Boards of Christians United for Israel (8 million member pro-Israel organization) and Operation LifeShield (an Israeli-based company that builds and places above-ground bomb shelters in communities throughout Israel).
Scott is a lifetime learner. Informally, he is in his twenty-sixth year of Hebraic and rabbinic studies. Formally, he has a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology, a Master’s in Biblical Studies and an earned Doctorate of Divinity.
Scott and Cindy have been married for twenty-five years and have a son, Caleb, who is married to their new daughter, Elizabeth.