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Marty Scales

Teaching Pastor

Our senior pastor, Marty Scales, is a witty, accomplished preacher and counselor who is adept at shining the wisdom of Biblical truth on the dilemmas of contemporary life. Marty also is an expert on small-group ministry.

He came to Canyon Creek in 1995 by way of Spanish River Church in south Florida, one of the largest churches in our denomination, and South Coast Community Church in southern California, another very large, well-known evangelical congregation.

At both churches, Marty oversaw ministries related to small groups and assimilation of newcomers into the church. He also spent two years as a writer and speaker with Serendipity House, Inc., which specializes in small group publishing and training, and served two years with Youth for Christ.

A native of Philadelphia, Marty graduated from Philadelphia College of Bible and earned a Master of Divinity from Talbot Theological Seminary. He is ordained in the Presbyterian Church in America. Marty and his wife Lee have two children and a grandson.