Scott Nute: Biography

scott nute headshotBorn February 5‚ 1967 in Moberly‚ Missouri‚ Scott Nute was always involved in sports as a boy‚ especially baseball. During his senior year of high school in 1985 in Las Cruces, New Mexico‚ he led the State of New Mexico high school pitchers in strikeouts, and broke his high school’s 19-yr single season record for strikeouts. This record still stands today.

While attending college at New Mexico Highlands University and New Mexico State University, Scott accepted Jesus Christ as his Lord and Savior at the age of nineteen. After playing four years of collegiate baseball, he toured with Athletes in Action, a Christian sports ministry. During this tour‚ while his team was playing exhibition games in Honduras‚ Scott signed a professional baseball contract with the Detroit Tigers.

After a successful rookie year of minor league baseball‚ Scott attended his first professional spring training; however, due to an injury to his pitching shoulder‚ Scott was released from his contract. Several months later‚ God called Scott to preach‚ specifically to do the work of an evangelist. His former professional baseball career is a unique aspect of Scott’s ministry that God uses to capture the attention of people‚ especially non-Christians and youth.

scott nute pitcherOver the past 25 years as an evangelist, Scott has traveled to numerous countries throughout the world, preaching the Gospel of Jesus Christ through area-wide evangelistic meetings, public school programs, church events, baseball camps, other outreach projects, and training conferences for church leaders and ministry-minded Christians in third-world countries. Countless thousands have made public decisions to follow Jesus Christ through Scott’s ministry.

Scott’s ministry purpose is three-fold: 1) to work with the Body of Christ globally, uniting evangelical denominations, and reach out to win non-Christians to Jesus Christ; and 2) to encourage, challenge, and help equip Christians to fulfill their particular roles in the Great Commission of making disciples of all nations; and 3) to offer hope, encouragement, and next steps to wholeness to those with Wounded Heart life-issues, such as depression, grief, addictions, divorce, sexual abuse recovery, and other life-issues that many of us experience.

Scott Nute is an ordained Southern Baptist Minister. He lives in Houston, Texas, and is a member of Houston’s First Baptist Church.