Pastor Scott Landrum

Pastor Scott Landrum, a native of Mobile, Alabama joined the United States Marine Corps after graduating from high school, and, following active duty, joined the Marine Corps Reserve. He graduated from the University of Mobile with a Bachelor of Science in Religion and was ordained a Southern Baptist minister in 1992, serving as pastor and interim pastor of churches in Alabama and Louisiana.

After a period of theological reflection and discernment during which he earned Master of Divinity and Doctor of Philosophy degrees from New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary, he moved into the Lutheran faith tradition. He entered the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America ministry candidacy program and was “re-ordained” a Lutheran minister. He served as Associate Pastor of Christ the King Lutheran Church in Kenner, Louisiana from 1999 to 2003 before being called as the Senior Pastor of Love Lutheran Church in New Orleans. In 2009 he accepted a call to Nativity Lutheran Church in Brandon, Mississippi where he served before moving to St. James in 2023.

He is a retired Reserve Navy Chaplain having served various Sea Service units including the United States Marine Corps and the United States Coast Guard in addition to the United States Navy. He has served as a hospital chaplain and is the author of the book Martin Luther’s Hidden God: Toward a Lutheran Apologetic for the Problem of Evil and Divine Hiddenness.

He is married to Susan, a native of Miami, Florida. She has earned a Certificate in Technical Signing from Delgado Community College, an Associate of Arts Degree from River Parishes Community College, and graduated Magna Cum Laude from the University of New Orleans with a Bachelor of Interdisciplinary Studies. They have five children and six grandchildren.