Our Pastor

Pastor Joyce Rose Scott

Pastor Joyce Rose Scott was born in Franklin, Virginia and is the daughter of Mrs. Lois Rose and the late John R. Rose, Sr. She received her early formal education in the Franklin, Virginia public schools and graduated from Hayden High School. She continued her formal education at Norfolk State University where she successfully majored in Nursing Education. Subsequently, she enrolled at the Norfolk Community Hospital School of Anesthesia under the cooperative auspices of the Howard University School of Medicine and successfully completed the art of Anesthetic Care.


She recently retired from Chesapeake Regional Medical Center in Chesapeake, VA after serving for over 20 years.  Pastor Joyce Rose Scott has the distinction of being the first African-American female Chief Nurse Anesthetist, a position she has held for more than 15 years of her employment. She served as the Unit Director of the Department of Anesthesia, and director of the Surgical Admittance and the Pre-admission Testing departments, respectively. Additionally, she served as the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) ombudsman for Chesapeake General Hospital. She is professionally affiliated with the American Association of Nurse Anesthetists, The Virginia Association of Nurse Anesthetists, and is a state-certified Licensed Practitioner.


Pastor Joyce Rose Scott answered God's call to the gospel ministry and was licensed to preach on November 23, 2003 at Pleasant Grove Baptist Church in Virginia Beach, Virginia under the pastorate of her husband, the late Bishop William Darryl Scott, Sr. Prior to her pastorate she served the church in several capacities. In addition to being the Elect Lady, she has served as president of the Beautification Ministry; member of the Constitution Committee, and chair of the Wedding and Ethics Committee, Director of Women's Ministry, and Regent University's Church Initiative Program.  She also holds an Honorary Doctorate of Divinity from St. Thomas University in Jacksonville, Florida.


When she is not engaged in her church duties and responsibilities, she enjoys serving as the Chief Operating Officer for E. L. Ministries, an evangelistic/empowerment ministry she co-founded with her husband, the late Bishop William Darryl Scott Sr.


Pastor Joyce Rose-Scott is continually sought to minister locally, nationally, and internationally. Her commitments to God, family, and her brothers and sisters in Christ are admirable and commendable, and she blesses many with a bold spirit of proclamation that has enabled her to successfully minister as far away as Japan, England, and Africa.


She is the proud mother of two wonderful children, who also assist her in ministry:  Tasha Scott-Beverly, and William Darryl Scott, Jr.; two granddaughters: Nia and Brooklynn; and a son-in-law, Michael Beverly.