Scott Gammon – Director of Housing & Reentry
In January 2017, Scott Gammon joined the LightHouse Ministry leadership team. His background includes leadership in a similar, very successful ministry called Prisoners of Christ, where he worked for the last five years. He has dedicated his life to serving God and helping former prisoners realize a new life in Christ.
Scott's personal testimony includes a life of drug and alcohol addiction, starting at age 12, and multiple incarcerations. He accepted Jesus Christ into his heart while awaiting his eighth trip to prison on August 31, 2008. His ministry started while he was still in prison and continues today.
Scott’s life of ministry includes:
Celebrate Recovery: Scott first attended Celebrate Recovery (CR) at Union Correctional Institution. He currently runs a group in downtown Jacksonville. He has earned the title of CR Director of Ministry and is looking forward to starting CR in Jacksonville's Northside, possibly at Chets Creek’s North Campus.
Kairos: This prison ministry teaches leaders to connect and share the Word with prison inmates as they spend weekends in the prisons. Extensive training is required and Scott’s background and experience allows him to be very effective in serving the Lord and these men.
Toastmasters: While in prison, Scott attended this program to help him become a better communicator. Since that time, Scott has started Toastmasters chapters in Baker and Lawtey Correctional Institutions, in conjunction with a ministry called Faith for Freedom, and has received the Distinguished Toastmaster award from Toastmasters International. This program has helped former prisoners communicate better and get better jobs.
Evangelism Explosion: This program teaches Christians new methods of evangelism. Scott is an Evangelism Explosion Trainer.
Prayer & Share: Scott helped start this ministry that provides a small group atmosphere for men recently released from prison. It's a means for them to stay connected in prayer and fellowship and provides accountability. He plans to start a new group at LightHouse.
Scott’s life has been transformed by his commitment to Christ, his commitment to others, and his commitment to these ministries.
Scott’s journey continues in his new role as LHM Director of Housing and Reentry. He lives in the upstairs apartment of our first house and is responsible for all aspects of the site.
His tasks include:
- Finding, recruiting and orienting new members of the house.
- Partnering with the ministries and agencies important to this effort.
- Helping to create and administer goals and plans to successfully transition the men into society.
- Mentoring and engaging the men in group studies and prayer.
- Managing our houses, including ensuring compliance with rules and caring for the buildings and grounds.
- Acting as the face of LightHouse Ministry to agencies, prisons, Chets Creek Church and our partners.
Scott is a tremendous blessing to this ministry and we thank God for his service.