Short Lessons from the Big Book by: Dr. Gene Scott Ph.D. Stanford University


Short Lessons from the Big Book
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Stanford Ph.D. Dr. William Eugene Scott wore many hats in a career spanning over fifty years: Consultant, Advisor, Scholar, Pastor and Teacher.

The Late Dr. Gene Scott preaching from
The Los Angeles University Cathedral
in the heart of downtown Los Angeles.

This book is a compilation of some of his best known works, brought together in a single volume intended to be read by the layperson and scholar alike.

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Short Lessons from the Big Book by Dr. Gene Scott $29.99 Dr. Gene Scott's notable writings are now brought together into one complete and concise paperback. This collection includes:

  • The Last Word from Peter, Paul, and John
  • A Hole in Rome
  • The Strangest Story in the Bible
  • Lift Up Now Thine Eyes
  • God's Formula for Joy!

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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 1984.

Faith Center

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 Cathedral

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 Cathedral.

University Network

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 radio.

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.

Broadcasting presentation

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.

Other activities

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 broadcasts.

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 Pasadena.

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 new church.

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.


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