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
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 raised three children at the Owasso campus. Kristen will complete her degree in “Interior Design” at the University of Central Oklahoma in Edmond in May, 2012. Ashley is attending Northeastern State University in Tahlequah studying “Speech Pathology”. Matthew is graduating from high school in May, 2011 and plans to attend Tulsa Community College in the fall. Scott says, "We have been blessed beyond measure."
Scott enjoys sports, collegiate athletics and Cardinals baseball. Since 2003, he has participated annually in the 15 K "Tulsa Run". For over a decade, Scott has taught an adult Sunday School class at First Baptist Church, Owasso where he and his family are members.