Reverend Dr. Scott Stewart

Reverend Dr. Scott Stewart, a native Texan with New England roots, is an innovative and energetic leader. A person of many talents, being involved in lay ministry and growing in numerous leadership roles. Rev. Stewart responded to God’s calling into the ordained ministry in 1992.  He is an Ordained Elder in the Texas Annual Conference of the United Methodist Church and a graduate of Southern Methodist University (Dallas, TX) with a Doctorate of Ministry and Master of Divinity degree. He is also a graduate of Stephen F. Austin State University (Nacogdoches, TX) with a Bachelor of Science degree in sociology and Associate of Arts degree from Lon Morris College (Jacksonville, TX).

Rev. Stewart has authored many books, his recent works include:

  • Three Spheres of Evangelism: Worship, Discipleship, and Mission
  • Anthology: Essays in Biblical Literature
  • The Living Water: Cleansing The Ecological Sin
  • The Book of Job: A Bible Study
  • The Gospel of Mark: A Bible Study
  • Mosaic of the Christian Belief: Ten Doctrines of the Church
  • Three Generations Of GOOD OLD YANKEE FOOD: Recipes suitable for Texan  Palates


Rev. Scott and Cynthia Stewart have been married since 1984. They have a solid marriage built on love, friendship, respect, and centered on Christian values. They especially enjoy being with friends and family and opening their home to them. Nothing is more fun than having a home filled with those you care about.

 A word from our pastor. . . . .

It is with great joy that I take this opportunity to introduce myself to you as your pastor. As a way of introduction, let me share with you a bit about my journey

I first received God’s call to ordained ministry 26 years ago as I worked within the congregation of Payne Spring United Methodist Church. At that time, I had successful upholstery business. Shifting from job to job, ranging from a mechanic to a machinist I finally settled down into the family upholstery business. As I continually worked in the church and tended to the upholstery business, I realized that God was speaking to me. Through affirmation from people in the congregation and others in the community, I received a clear vision of what was in store for me.

Over the years I have lived and served in Texas, Massachusetts, and now in northwest Arkansas. As a family, we are excited to make our home in Pea Ridge. As your pastor, I’m overjoyed that God led us together. The extended parsonage family includes my lovely wife of over 30 yrs., Cynthia, our daughter Georgia along with her husband Chris Perez and two grandchildren.

In times like these in which our lives are lived, I wonder what could be more important than a vital spiritual community drawn together by the unfolding of the human spirit. At Pea Ridge United Methodist Church it’s unmistakable: it’s a community joined by a covenant of care and love, and of commitment to the highest possibilities of a life centered on Christ and every person whose lives it may touch. If you haven’t experienced this congregation, consider this a warm invitation to visit