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Gene Scott
Birth: Aug. 14, 1929
Buhl
Twin Falls County
Idaho, USA
Death: Feb. 21, 2005
Los Angeles
Los Angeles County
California, USA

Religious Leader. He was an internationally known religious broadcaster and author of 20 books. He served as pastor of the University Cathedral in Los Angeles, California, which claimed a membership of 15,000 people. Outside Los Angeles, his ministry reached listeners in more than 180 countries and was the first Christian broadcaster to cover the globe through satellite, shortwave and Internet media. He attended Stanford University, where he earned his Ph.D. in Philosophies of Education in 1957. He taught at Evangel University and assisted Oral Roberts to establish Oral Roberts University in Tulsa, Oklahoma. He joined the Pentecostal denomination called the Assemblies of God and preached in many countries. He was voted Vice President of the Full Gospel Fellowship of Churches and Ministers International and later served as its President from October 1975 to July 1984. From time of his pastorate at Faith Center forward, his worldwide preaching was through shortwave radio, satellite television and Internet broadcasting. In 1970, he returned to Oroville, California to launch his own ministry with his father which they named Wescott Christian Center. He was approached to serve as a financial consultant for the 45-year-old Faith Center church in Glendale by its ill pastor, Ray Schoch, along with its 4 broadcast stations, which included KHOF-TV channel 30, San Bernardino, CA, KHOF-FM 99.5 Los Angeles, CA, KVOF-TV channel 38, San Francisco, CA, and WHCT channel 18 in Hartford, Connecticut. In 1985, he saved the former Church of the Open Door building and the historic red neon "Jesus Saves" signs which had formerly adorned the roof of the Church. In 1990, his congregation moved their Sunday activities to the former United Artists flagship theater in downtown Los Angeles renamed the "Los Angeles University Cathedral". The Cathedral was acquired in December 2002. With more than 15,000 members in the Greater Los Angeles area, the University Cathedral is the largest Protestant church downtown. Over 100,000 people have viewed the church exhibition of the "Dr. Gene Scott Bible Collection" with its many historic Bibles, books and manuscripts. In 1975, he began a series of broadcasts which resulted in the creation of the University Network. By 1983 the University Network was broadcasting his sermons 24-hours-a-day via satellite to the United States, Canada, Mexico and the Caribbean. By 1990, his network was available to 180 countries and by 1992 his sermons were being broadcast in 4 languages on AM and short wave radio stations heard all over the world. His broadcasts fell into 2 categories. The first was the broadcast of the traditional Sunday service and the second broadcast was named the "Festival of Faith" which was a very non-traditional broadcast. On Friday, February 21, 2005, he died at Glendale Adventist Hospital after battling inoperable metastatic prostate cancer for several months. (bio by: Genet) 
 
Burial:
Sunset Mausoleum and Columbarium
El Cerrito
Contra Costa County
California, USA
 
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Originally Created by: Genet
Record added: Jul 12, 2005
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