As a freshman in college, Scott Pallett could no longer avoid God's call on his life and surrendered to full time ministry. He says, "At that time, I could not begin to know what that commitment would mean or where it would lead."
Upon completing undergraduate work at OSU, Scott attended Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Ft. Worth earning an MDiv. degree. He served several Baptist churches as youth minister during those educational years.
After seminary, Scott worked in collegiate ministry for seven years as director of the Baptist Student Union (now Baptist Collegiate Ministry) at Oklahoma State Tech and Cameron University. He reports that along the way he had a growing desire to minister to families and work with children that were less fortunate than others. God eventually led him to become a family counselor and work with at risk children while becoming the bi-vocational pastor of Nelagoney Baptist Church in Osage County. In 1994, Scott became the director of a therapeutic foster program in Bartlesville for Youth and Family Services. He says, "It was during those years that God was preparing and fine tuning me to serve with Oklahoma Baptist Homes for Children."
Scott speaks of his call to the Owasso Baptist Children's Home. He begins, "In 1997, Art Brown, Administrator at Madill, called me to tell me that God told him that I should go to the Children's Home in Owasso as their Assistant Administrator. He told me that I would not be able to sleep if it was God's will. We were content in ministry where we were, but Art was right, I could not sleep." So Scott filled out an application and within a month was moving to Owasso. Scott reports, "Over the years, we have had a few sleepless nights due to one issue or another with children, but overall, we have had an overwhelming peace knowing that child care was where God wanted us." On January 1, 2010, Scott was promoted to be the Administrator at the Owasso campus.
Scott and Brenda have been blessed with three children. Kristen is married to Eric, Ashley is the speech pathologist at the 6th Grade Center in Owasso, and Matthew is a student at OSU. Scott enjoys sports, collegiate athletics, Cardinals baseball, and still runs on occasions. Scott teaches an adult Sunday School class at First Baptist Church, Owasso where he and his family are members.