Scott and Jennifer Rainey
Serving in CIS | Eurasia
Dr. Scott Rainey
In 1973, in Shawnee, Kansas, Mike and Linda Couch went across the street to meet their neighbors in order to complete an assignment given by Dr. Charles “Chic” Shaver for Nazarene Theological Seminary. Through Mike and Linda’s evangelistic witness that couple was radically saved. That couple is Curt and Jan Rainey, Scott’s parents. That day changed eternity for Scott and his family.
At the age of five, Scott confessed his sins and asked Jesus to come into his life. At age 12, he was baptized. When Scott was 17, God sanctified his heart as he surrendered to the Lord with these words, “I am yours, totally. I will do whatever You want in my life. You are Lord.”
In May 1993, Scott married the love of his life, Jenni. They are blessed with two daughters (Bekah, born in 2004; and Sarah, born in 2008).
In December 1994, God opened the door for Scott to enter the ministry. He served as Minister of Evangelism and Discipleship at Fort Wayne Lake Avenue Church of the Nazarene (1994-1998), Kansas City First Church of the Nazarene (1998-2001, where he graduated with his MDiv from Nazarene Theological Seminary in May 2001), and Fort Wayne Grace Point Church of the Nazarene (2001-2003). During those years, godly men (Rev. Jerry Stipp, Rev. Bill Morris, Dr. Alexander “Sandy” Ardrey, Dr. Charles “Chic” Shaver, and Dr. Jesse Middendorf) mentored Scott to serve God in the local church.
In April 2003, Scott began as lead pastor of Houston Living Word Church of the Nazarene (previously, Houston Spring Branch Church of the Nazarene). Under his leadership, Living Word grew from an average Sunday morning worship attendance of 450 to over 700. While leading Living Word, Scott received his doctor of ministry degree from Houston Graduate School of Theology in May 2009.
In 2011, God called Scott and his family to follow Him as missionaries in the CIS (Commonwealth of Independent States). They served as volunteer missionaries from January to July 2012, became intern missionaries, and in February 2015, they were commissioned as Global Missionaries with the Church of the Nazarene.
In April 2014, Scott was asked by the Eurasia Regional Director, Arthur Snijders, to serve as the Field Strategy Coordinator for the CIS where he works with the mission team and the CIS national leadership to set the vision and strategy for field development and outreach.
Home Assignment Dates
Jun 01, 2019 - Aug 31, 2019, United States
Going Where the Church is Not Yet
Today there are over 4.3 billion people who live in areas where there is little to no gospel witness. 4.3 billion people who have not heard the message of the gospel, who have never heard the name of Jesus. We believe that everyone deserves to hear. God continues to call the Church of the Nazarene to spread the message of the gospel, to preach holiness, and to bring good news to the poor all over the world. The task is enormous; far too big for anyone to do alone, but together we can go where the church is not yet and see people, communities, and nations transformed. Reaching these people begins with one step, a step of obedience and faithfulness that says yes to God’s call. Take your first step and start your journey toward serving in missions today.