Unorthodox Real Deal – An Interview with Scott Ferrell
Growing up, Scott Ferrell was an authentic Golden Child, at least in the eyes of his Sunday School teachers. Scott accepted Jesus at five-years-old, grew up in a solid Christian home, and would eagerly share Jesus with other little kids.
But, when he moved to California at 16, everything changed.
Here are just a few of the highlights of Scott’s story:
- From age 16 to 23, Scott jumped into drugs, alcohol & women
- In 1987, he checked himself into rehab and it made sense
- After 10 years of sobriety, he would say he was a “Clean & Sober good guy… but with a bad attitude”.
- Scott walked back into church and felt like he never left
- Today, Scott is trying to be useful everyday for Jesus
- He created the Iron Sharpens Iron Garage
- Who comes to the Garage? Pastors, Bikers, everyday guys – guys who are real!
- Scot shares his thoughts on dealing with men: Getting real, fakes & frauds
- He sees himself “living in a different mission field” than many expect
- Scott’s favorite Bible verse:
- Whatever you do,whether in word or deed, do it all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him. (Colossians 3:17)
- In other words, whatever you do, do it for God – your actions, your attitude, your words… live it!
- Everything we do needs to be for God
- Advice for guys wanting to lead men:
- Pray first
- Get to know the rules & regulations for their culture
- Be super respectful – it’s their world you are just visiting
- Build authentic friendships
This is just part of Scott’s story. You’ve got to hear what God has done throughout his life to mold him into the man he is today – an authentic, genuine, real deal who serves Jesus!
You can learn more about Scott and Iron Sharpens Iron Garage via Facebook (though, for obvious reasons, it’s a closed page, so simply make a request to join), or simply call Scot on his cell: (858) 688-3584.
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