By Kim Chaudoin on 9/20/2011
Scott Sager was recently appointed vice president of church services at Lipscomb University after 15 years as pulpit minister for the Preston Road Church of Christ in Dallas.
In his role at Lipscomb, Sager will expand the university’s church relations program and develop programs to serve church leaders in addition to being involved in other initiatives.
“As the university’s focus on serving churches and their leaders continues to grow and expand, Scott will provide good insight and additional leadership in this area,” said Lipscomb president L. Randolph Lowry.
“Lipscomb is on the move and I am excited to bring my family to Nashville to join the team,” said Sager. “I look forward to strengthening the level of service Lipscomb has to the churches throughout Nashville, middle Tennessee and around the country. I hope church leaders will reach out through me to the amazing resources and talents located throughout every department of this wonderful university.”
With an undergraduate degree in business, Sager also worked with church leaders to create innovative and entrepreneurial ministries for the local church. Sager received his doctorate from Southern Methodist University while focusing on evangelism and mission in the local church. His doctoral project founded Christ’s Family Ministries, a fully functioning health clinic serving the working poor located in the Preston Road building. Involving about 15 doctors, the clinic provides a medical home for almost 400 area workers. Scott worked in the innercity of Dallas and was an important ally in the growth of Central Dallas Ministries as the largest food pantry in Dallas. He also helped to found New Friends, New Life (a ministry to women leaving the sexual entertainment industry) and is on the board of the Christian Relief Fund, where his focus is on supporting AIDS orphans in Africa.
While serving a local church, Sager worked with the Texas legislature in 2005 to pass legislation providing medical malpractice insurance for retired and volunteer physicians.
Prior to his work in Dallas, Sager was the Campus Minister at the University of Texas. During these years he was the managing editor of Campus CrossWalk and was a member of the National Campus Ministry board. In addition to his doctoral degree, Sager holds a bachelor’s and master’s degree from Abilene Christian University. He and his wife, Suzanne, have two children, Anna and Will.