Rev. Dr. Scott Wright - Pastor
Br. Scott was born in Meridian, MS 45 years ago and has lived in a variety of places during his childhood thanks to being a “military brat.” In 1988 he graduated Meridian High School and joined the Mississippi Air National Guard. Before Boot Camp, Br. Scott went on a “Senior Trip” to Florida and while there, lost his cousin, best friend and another friend in a tragic car accident. This led Br. Scott to consider God’s call in his life. Growing up Roman Catholic, he went off to Seminary in Indiana. It was during his junior year there that he re-discovered Denise, a past girlfriend. During his last year of studying to be a priest, he felt God leading him to ask Denise to marry him. In 1993 he graduated from St. Meinrad Seminary College with a BS in Natural Sciences, left the Roman Catholic Church, joined Poplar Springs Drive United Methodist Church in Meridian of which his father was a member as well as… Denise. Denise and Br. Scott have been married for 21 years, have two beautiful daughters of their own (Kaelin, 16 & Ali Grace,14), helped raise 6 foster children for the state and has had the wonderful honor of parenting two foreign exchange students (Kate from Ukraine and Cindy from France)! After college, Br. Scott sold chemicals for the manufacture of pulp and paper for Buckman Labs out of Memphis TN. The time he spent traveling the roads helped him hear the continued call of God on his life. After time spent with his Pastor, he answered God’s call to the ministry in the United Methodist Church. Br. Scott is a graduate of Memphis Theological Seminary with his Master of Divinity Degree as well as the degree of Doctor of Ministry. He has served MS U.M.C. churches for 20 years. Denise has been a public school Math Teacher (for 5th through 12th grade) for 22 years and taught 1 year in a private school. Their family loves the outdoors and being involved in their community!
Terry Jones - Director of Congregational Care
She is involved with the educational ministry of all levels, and promotion of activities for church member involvement. Her ministry is achieved through education and promotion of the Mission statement of Learning, Living, and Telling the story of Jesus Christ and the glory of God.
Trisha Ramage Oakes - Administrative Assistant & Finance Secretary
Born in Kosciusko, MS. She moved away and lived in Huntsville, Alabama for 45 years and returned and married Danny Oakes. They've been married for 16 years now. Previously she worked for the Huntsville City Schools for 15 years and a Realtor for REMAX for 3 years. She loves being back in Kosciusko and really enjoys working at the church and with all its wonderful people!
Kevin Bishop-choir director
greg cooper-youth director
Greg works full time as an assistant teacher with the Kosciusko School District. He works in the Special Education Department with severe and profound disabled students. When he's not attending to these beautiful children, he is the coach for Cross Country and Soccer at KHS.