Ministry "Résumé" for Those Interested in Josiahs as a Pastor/Preacher
Josiahs Scott, (352) 222-5471, Josiahs@TrueConnection.org, www.TrueConnection.org
Updated: 8/8/2022 (see Revision History)
Purpose: Bible-Obedience proclaimer & overseer,
laboring tirelessly for 25+ years ,
in search of disciples & churches hungry to finally HEAR & OBEY Truth!
An Exclusive Proclamation – Like No Other1
Leadership Experience – in Ministry2
Missions Work – USA & Overseas. 3
Proclamation – Churches, Open Air, & Internet3
Clean Spiritual Gifts – That Produce Obedience!4
Education – Bible-Obedience, Not Seminary (Cemetery)4
Resource Links – Further Reading5
Footnotes – Youth Ministry, Church Attendance, & More5
<![if !supportLists]>· <![endif]>2010 – Pastor of House Church (to date )
<![if !supportLists]>· <![endif]>2008 – Youth Pastor (after many years of youth leadership)
<![if !supportLists]>· <![endif]>2007 – Overseer of persecuted disciples
<![if !supportLists]>· <![endif]>2003 – Proclaiming/Preaching from church to church
<![if !supportLists]>· <![endif]>2002 – Led & taught numerous small groups & Sunday Schools
<![if !supportLists]>· <![endif]>2000 – Numerous Missions, overseas & throughout the US
<![if !supportLists]>· <![endif]>1997 – Began obeying the Bible (repented of modern Christianity)
<![if !supportLists]>· <![endif]>Clean Spiritual Gifts – since 1997
<![if !supportLists]>· <![endif]>Powerful revelation to proclaim Bible-Obedience to all men – since 2002
<![if !supportLists]>· <![endif]>Years of leadership in conventional churches – 2000-2009
<![if !supportLists]>· <![endif]>Missions Work – since 2000
<![if !supportLists]>· <![endif]>Counseled all age groups & all kinds of situations: Marriage, Parenting, Relationships, Lust, Addictions, Emotional Trauma, Depression/Suicide, Career/Success, etc. – since 2001
<![if !supportLists]>· <![endif]>Overseer/Pastor of House Church – since 2007/2010 (as seen above)
<![if !supportLists]>· <![endif]>A Proclamation Like No Other (as seen below)
Modern Christianity has been apostate and liberalizing for way too long, and we can all very easily see it spreading sin and death everywhere.
Now’s Your Chance to Bring...
<![if !supportLists]>· <![endif]>Truth • Holiness • Purity • Chastity • Repentance
<![if !supportLists]>· <![endif]>Humility that Begs • Discipleship • Biblical Prophecy
<![if !supportLists]>· <![endif]>Clean Hardcore Fiery Zeal
<![if !supportLists]>· <![endif]>Perfect Love that Actually Accomplishes Righteousness (Real Justice)
<![if !supportLists]>· <![endif]>Zero Tolerance for Sin &
<![if !supportLists]>· <![endif]>Full Obedience to all God says
...to your congregation!
Convict Sin. Insist on Obedience. Bring the Truth!
Pastor & Overseer of House Church with Persecuted Disciples
Pastor Since 2010: The disciples and I started officially doing house church on Sundays. This has been the first real/Biblical Assembly of Bible-obeying disciples I have led, seen, or ever been a part of.
Overseer Since 2007: I continue to lead intensive discipleship Bible studies for persecuted disciples , and they usually last for many hours, and sometimes almost all day.
Accomplishments: • Turned disciples away from sin & suicide • Turned harlots into virgins • Made college students obedient to all the Bible • Studied and created thousands of hardcore Bible obedience teachings and resources (as partly seen on our website) • Saw clean miracles • Increased the Word of God upon the Earth! • See: www.TrueConnection.org
<![if !supportLists]>· <![endif]>2008 – Youth Pastor 1 of Fireball Youth (Flemington Assembly of God)
<![if !supportLists]>· <![endif]>2006 – Youth Leader 2 at The UpRising Youth Group (First United Methodist)
<![if !supportLists]>· <![endif]>2002-2006 – Teacher 3 of High School Sunday School (First Assembly of God & First United Methodist)
<![if !supportLists]>· <![endif]>2001-2004 – Youth Leader & Intern 4 at Sweat Youth Group (First Assembly of God)
<![if !supportLists]>· <![endif]>Results: Lots of experience & leadership
<![if !supportLists]>· <![endif]>Background: 15+ years in youth groups with 9+ youth pastors
(Note: See the footnotes at the end of this document to read the stories about these youth ministry leadership experiences.)
2002-2004 – Small Group Leadership at First Assembly of God
<![if !supportLists]>· <![endif]>(1) First small group: I was going to a small group, and the leader was soon promoted to youth pastor, so he asked me to take over the small group because of my influential involvement.
<![if !supportLists]>· <![endif]>(2) Second small group: I was asked to lead a small group by a parent of a student from my Sunday School class.
2000-2004 – Ministry Internship
The Ministry Internship was made up of mostly college students seeking what God wanted to do with their lives in ministry, done through First Assembly of God. The fourth year of the internship I went “full-time” and moved into a low-income neighborhood (ghetto) with the interns to preach, do outreaches, including kid’s church (children’s ministry), prayer walking, and much more, as we prayed for the neighborhood to be changed.
During these four years we also did on-the-road “event-outreaches” (called SURGE), 6:00 am Morning Prayer at the church, Intensive Devotional and “Pragmatic” Teachings, Training, Bible Projects, Meditation Assignments, Scripture Memory, Accountability and much more.
The fourth year was also the year that I had leadership and responsibilities. I assigned, assessed, and graded Bible Projects, Scripture Memory, Devotionals, and a few other things mostly involving Bible training.
Accomplishments: • Decreased crime rate in Ghetto (according to police) • Leadership experience • Learned about how prayer and discipleship can work best in community • Lots of “behind-the-scenes” exposure to numerous “successful” pastors, ministries, and the inner-working dynamics, pragmatics, and politics of how big, progressive, modern churches operate .
College Ministry Leadership – Chi Alpha, Santa Fe College, Gainesville, FL
<![if !supportLists]>· <![endif]>1999-2003: I was a part of Chi Alpha (“XA” in Greek), a christian club on college campus.
<![if !supportLists]>· <![endif]>I preached at campus outreach events, served as President, Student Government Rep, and Treasurer at different times throughout my four years with them.
See my computer résumé for other leadership experience (in the workplace, etc.).
USA Missions Work – Summary
<![if !supportLists]>· <![endif]>FL, AL, NJ, TX, OK, CO, IL
<![if !supportLists]>· <![endif]>South FL: Miami, the Keys, etc.
<![if !supportLists]>· <![endif]>(Briefly: OH, GA, PA, NC, Puerto Rico, and more)
Overseas Missions Work – Summary
<![if !supportLists]>· <![endif]>Venezuela
<![if !supportLists]>· <![endif]>Mexico
I have traveled both overseas and around the US on numerous teams and trips for decades, since about 2000. Some of my missions work has lasted 6 months to even a year, always seeking to preach, teach and pour out my life to evangelize the church and help disciple serious beggars to finally know how to obey all the Bible.
Venezuela – 2003, July 4th - 14th
Six of us went through parts of Venezuela, and the whole part of an Island (off the mainland) called “Las Isla de Margarita” (The Island of Margarita). It was the best overseas mission trip that I’ve ever been on.
We preached in an Assembly of God church, two churches each on opposite sides of a profoundly dark prison, and many other places. Many things happened, but the pervading aspect that really made it the best mission trip, was that God’s kindness was toward us many times throughout the trip, answering prayers, and even performing miracles.
Inner-city Outreach with local Missionaries. We witnessed on the infamous “South Beach,” seeking to shine light in one of the most dark and morally corrupt areas in Miami. We also put on a bilingual (Spanish-English) evangelistic event (“SURGE”).
Gainesville Outreach, Gainesville, FL – 2000-2003
The Ministry Internship I was a part of conducted an annual city-wide outreach in Gainesville Florida. I was a part of it for four years in a row with various leadership roles, including preaching, and the last two years I led ministry groups (about 15-20 people) on outreaches to low-income neighborhoods.
Accomplishments & Key Takeaways: • Evangelized missionaries; Saw (very potently) first hand: • You got to save the "missionaries" before sending them to the mission field. • It is vain and futile to unite the church together and motivate them to be on mission without insisting that they first actually repent, get saved from all sin, and obey all the Bible. • Unifying churchianity around the "simple gospel" only makes converts who are 'twice as much the sons of hell' (Mat_23:15).
Through YWAM, we went to the Yucatan Peninsula, first landing in Cancun to do inner-city outreach, and then we went to the tribes, especially “Las Mayas” (the Mayans – Mayan Tribes), with real huts, witchcraft and voodoo, and other considerable demonic activity to fight darkness and shine light as much as possible with preaching, witnessing, and evangelistic events.
See: An Exclusive Proclamation Like No Other
Preaching from church to church – Since 2003
Since 2003 I have sometimes had the honor of proclaiming Obedience to the Clean Jesus to a number of churches across the US and overseas. Some of these preaching engagements have been made available under “Free MP3 Sermons” on our website (as seen & described below).
Open Air Preaching – Since 2003
I seek to do focused witnessing often, but especially when I get to proclaim the Word of God on college campuses When I am in a season where God lets me do open air preaching, I typically make it out to an open public place as frequently as I can to proclaim God's Truth for hours, and pour out my life to see people saved from sin. The experiences and stories that I get from this are numerous and invaluable., where I read the Bible out loud and project my voice across the campus calling people to obedience to the Truth.
Website – Since 2006
www.TrueConnection.org is the first real website proclaiming full Bible-obedience as far as we have discovered so far. Our website primarily proclaims Truth through the Bible studies we’ve done and the proclamations we’ve recorded and been able to publish.
<![if !supportLists]>· <![endif]>Discerning of spirits (1Co_12:10) [διακρίσεις πνευμάτων – thorough-judgings/judgements of spirits]
<![if !supportLists]>· <![endif]>Prophecy, sometimes (1Co_12:10, 1Co_12:28; Rom_12:6; Eph_4:11)
<![if !supportLists]>· <![endif]>Words of Knowledge, often (1Co_12:8)
<![if !supportLists]>· <![endif]>Wisdom (1Co_12:8; 2Pe_3:15, etc.)
<![if !supportLists]>· <![endif]>Teaching, Preaching, Evangelizing (1Co_12:8, 1Co_12:28-29; 1Co_14:26; Rom_12:7-8; Eph_4:11)
<![if !supportLists]>· <![endif]>Feeding/Shepherding/Pastoring (Eph_4:11) [ποιμένας – herdsmen; i.e. “רעה” – (watchful/friendly) feeder / tender / grazer)]
<![endif]>Tongues – Yes, Biblical languages* (tongues) also
(* Not to be confused with “Pentecostal tongues”)
<![if !supportLists]>· <![endif]>(Apostleship? – At least I hope so one day: 1Co_12:28-29; 2Co_12:12; Eph_4:11 etc. ).
There are a lot of church people who talk a lot about “spiritual gifts” but they produce nothing at all that is Biblical, Perfectly Loving, or TrueClean Spiritual Gifts we are only boasting in what is Truly of God’s Favor to clearly obey and help others obey more of the Bible ( undeniably orthodox, Biblical “fruit”).. When any of our disciples talk about
These Bible-obedience Favors (“gifts”) are what make our Proclamation Like No Other, and have made our disciples obey the Bible more than anyone else, and they have been the core fuel, powerful ability, and motivation of every Divine Mission (“ministry”) I have ever been involved with.
(A) Advanced Bible Study
<![if !supportLists]>· <![endif]>Read through the entire Greek New Testament
<![if !supportLists]>· <![endif]>Constantly studying and translating the Scriptures
<![if !supportLists]>· <![endif]>Constantly studying & writing Bible Studies to teach Bible-obedience
<![if !supportLists]>· <![endif]>High-tech Biblical resource development 1
<![if !supportLists]>· <![endif]>Extensively Studied…
<![if !supportLists]>· <![endif]>Source text variations
<![if !supportLists]>· <![endif]>Bible versions
<![if !supportLists]>· <![endif]>Ancient history 2
<![if !supportLists]>· <![endif]>Church history 2
<![if !supportLists]>· <![endif]>Numerous theologies/heresies, etc.
[(1) Bible modules, Windows App development, automation code for Bible content creation, Bible website development, etc.]
[(2) Ancient Texts (esp. Jewish texts), Apostolic Fathers, Ante, Nicene, & Post-Nicene Church Fathers, Reformation, Evangelicalism, Denominations, etc.]
(B) Forsaking Bible School to Obey God Instead
<![if !supportLists]>· <![endif]>At first I wanted to go to Bible School because I wanted to proclaim Truth and I knew there was a lot I needed to learn, and I wanted the (worldly) credentials for people to take me seriously and let me preach, but I was told not to go.
<![if !supportLists]>· <![endif]>I obediently forsook bible school, by faith, to actually OBEY all the Bible (everything God says) instead.
<![endif]>My sacrifice and faith were not in vain, but I was
taught immeasurably more than any cemetery (seminary) has ever taught anyone,
and this Truth I obtained even produced disciples that obey the Bible
immeasurably more than every other pastor you’ve ever met.
(If anyone can please show me otherwise I would be happy to update this summary.)
<![if !supportLists]>· <![endif]>Since the powerful effectiveness of my proclamation is from heaven, it goes without saying that I did not and cannot ‘receive it from men’ (Gal_1:12).
<![endif]>The only point of “hearing” and learning about the
Scriptures is to obey them*.
[* Deu_12:25, Deu_12:28, Deu_12:32, Deu_13:18; Mat_7:21, Mat_7:24; Jas_1:22-27; etc.]
<![if !supportLists]>· <![endif]>If our obedience has far surpassed all cemeteries and churches, then we have Biblically canonical proof that we have far surpassed the childish learning of men.
<![if !supportLists]>· <![endif]>Indeed, Bible obedience is the Bible incarnate, which all men should be diligently eager and desperate to hear and learn in order to inherit eternal life.
<![if !supportLists]>· <![endif]>Bible schools should be begging to learn & imitate Bible OBEDIENCE from our disciples, not the other way around!
<![if !supportLists]>· <![endif]>It goes without saying that it would be sick and perverted to suggest that we at all should be trained by them.
<![if !supportLists]>· <![endif]>Since God has promised to teach me everything and raise me up, and has followed through miraculously and worked more powerful Bible obedience proclamation than all other known preachers, I am happy to have forsaken and refrained from going to any bible school or cemetery (seminary), all in obedience to what I was told in prayer.
<![if !supportLists]>· <![endif]>See: www.TrueConnection.org
<![endif]>What disciples say about my teaching:
(C) Other Education
See my computer résumé for college degree (in Graphic Design) and other professional skills and education.
<![if !supportLists]>· <![endif]>Our Website: www.TrueConnection.org (MP3 Sermons, Bible studies, and more)
<![if !supportLists]>· <![endif]>More about Josiahs: www.TrueConnection.org/josiahsscott
<![if !supportLists]>· <![endif]>Josiahs’ Testimony: www.TrueConnection.org/BibleStudies/Josiahs-Testimony.htm
<![if !supportLists]>· <![endif]>Letters of Recommendation: www.TrueConnection.org/BibleStudies/Character-Summaries.htm
<![if !supportLists]>· <![endif]>If You Are Interested in Josiahs as a Pastor: www.TrueConnection.org/pastor
<![if !supportLists]>· <![endif]>(A) Youth Ministry Footnotes & Stories
<![if !supportLists]>· <![endif]>(B) Church Attendance Timeline
<![if !supportLists]>· <![endif]>(C) Revision History (for this Document)
(A) Youth Ministry Footnotes & Stories
(1) 2008 – Youth Pastor (“Director”) of Fireball Youth, Flemington Assembly of God, Flemington, NJ
In 2008 I was privileged to move up to New Jersey to be a missionary youth pastor.
I stayed at the church from morning till evening almost every day I was there, and I often stayed all night there, usually by myself, always praying and laboring endlessly to prepare Truth to save souls from sin and always seeking to make real disciples.
(Technical Note: Although it was called a “youth pastor position” and I served as a youth pastor and much more, they couldn’t call me that due to Assembly of God politics. – People can make a big deal about not going to cemetery (seminary) and being denominationally “ordained” in AG churches.)
Also see this short sermon: www.TrueConnection.org/BLEP – “Beware of the Lawless End-Times Prostitute!”
(2) 2006 – The UpRising Youth Group, First United Methodist, High Springs, FL
In 2006, I helped a youth pastor and dear friend at his youth group for about a year with preaching, events, and youth trips.
(3) 2002-2004, 2006 – High School Sunday School, First Assembly of God & First United Methodist
(A) I led Sunday School at First Assembly of God for about three years (2002-2004) working mostly with high school students and sometimes middle school and college students as well. I gained a small-scale taste of what it was like to be a pastor, facing disappointments as well as encouragements as I intensely studied the Scriptures, sometimes staying up almost all night to pour out my life to testify and call people to become serious disciples.
(B) Eventually, I also taught High School Sunday School at the First United Methodist church for a while (2006).
(4) 1999-2004 – Sweat Youth Group, First Assembly of God, Gainesville, FL
The first youth group in which I was a leader was Sweat: I started attending just as I was graduating from high school in 1999, and I was so involved that I became one of the youth leaders from about 2002 to 2004.
[Return to Youth Ministry Leadership]
(B) Church Attendance Timeline
Before 1997: churches I was raised in
After 1997: churches I sought to evangelize
1980 – Dauphin Way Baptist Church
1981 – Spring Hill Baptist Church
1983 – North Central Baptist Church
1990 – Ridgeview Baptist Church
1994 – Westside Baptist Church
1997 – One Ministries International
2005 – Grace Baptist Church
High Springs, FL
2006 – Union Baptist Church
2008 – Flemington Assembly of God
2009 – Santa Fe Mennonite Church
Lake Butler, FL
2010 – House Church
With persecuted disciples
[Return to Youth Ministry Leadership]
(C) Revision History (for this Document)
Originally developed: 2005-2008; revised: 11/23/10; 12/24/10; 2/14/11; 5/9/11; (8/8/11); 5/14/12; 6/1/22-7/23/22;