Scott Ward, Fort Smith, Arkansas Member Since December 2009 Artist Statement My name is Scott Ward. I am married to Jennifer, and we have three boys: Luke (14), Brennan (11), and Joshua (4). I am the Missions Pastor at Grand Avenue Baptist Church in Fort Smith, Arkansas. Prior to that, my family and I served in Tanzania for about three years as missionaries. We ended up having to resign from the International Mission Board for medical reasons. Our youngest, Joshua, was born three months premature, and while we were in Tanzania at the age of two he began to have some problems with his speech. We were not able to get the help that we needed for him in East Africa, so we returned to the US. He is now in extensive speech therapy and doing very well.
God really blessed us with this position at GABC. It really is my dream job, if I have to be here in the US. God has me in the position to be a mobilizer for missions during this season of my life, and I am really enjoying it. GABC is also my home church, and God has really used the people here to encourage us during what was a really tough time.
As you will see, I love photography. A number of years ago, one of my mentors told me that I needed a hobby to keep me sane on the mission field. He was into photography, and I picked it up as well. I really enjoy the opportunity of going to some of the most beautiful parts of our world, meeting the people, sharing the love of Christ, and taking pictures of it all. It just seems to go hand in hand.