“Three things tell a man: his eyes, his friends and his favorite quotes.”
Gene Scott (American Clergyman)
Date of Birth:
August 14, 1929
Date of Death:
February 21, 2005
William Eugene Scott, also known as Dr. Gene Scott, , was a United States pastor and teacher who served for almost 50 years as an ordained minister and religious broadcaster in Los Angeles, California. In 1975, he began nightly live broadcasts, and eventually satellite broadcasts extended his services and talk shows to many countries. Scott became known for his stage persona as much as his preaching skills. On stage with him were always several chalkboards or dry-erase boards which he would fill with scriptural passages in the original Greek, Hebrew or Aramaic as he preached, discussing the nuances of biblical languages and their interpretations. During his live fundraising broadcasts, he would stare into the camera and order viewers to "Get on the telephone!", successfully raising $1 million a month. His charitable activities included raising money for the Los Angeles Public Library and the Rose Bowl Aquatic Center in Pasadena.