Scott Pace

Dean of The College at Southeastern
Vice President for Undergraduate Studies
Assoc. Professor of Pastoral Ministry and Preaching


Dr. Pace’s ministry as a pastor has extended almost 20 years in a variety of full-time and interim capacities through three states. He continues to serve local churches through various speaking and discipleship roles. Pace also speaks regularly at conferences and training events that seek to equip pastors and church leaders.

Some of his publications include Preaching by the BookPastoral Theology co-authored with Daniel Akin, and Student Ministry by the Book co-authored with Ed Newton, and two additional books scheduled for publication in 2020. He also has a forthcoming volume, Colossians-Philemon, in the Christ-Centered Exposition Commentary series.

A native of North Carolina, Dr. Pace holds a bachelor’s degree in accounting from North Carolina State University (1997). He received his Master of Divinity degree from Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary in 2002 and earned his Ph.D. in Applied Theology from the seminary in 2007. Prior to his vocational calling, Scott served in the corporate world as an accountant and the private sector as a business manager.

Scott’s greatest passion is for his family. He and his wife, Dana, have been married since 1999. They have four children – Gracelyn, Tyler, and Tessa, and Cassie.


B.S. North Carolina State University
M.Div., Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary
Ph.D. Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary