Scott Jackson, Pastor
I moved from Oklahoma to the Austin area in 1989 when I was in third grade. I was invited by a friend, Brandon Hughes, to attend this church. As a child, I accepted the Lord as my Savior in the front pew at the church I am now blessed to pastor. I was called to be a youth pastor when I was a freshman in high school. I had a few rebellious years in middle school and high school, but God instilled a passion for me to follow my calling. I went to Mary-Hardin Baylor where I received my degree in Religion. As a senior in college, I started my first youth pastor job. Leading youth to follow after God has and will always be a passion for me.
On March 26, 2011, I married the most beautiful, patient, supportive, and Godly woman I know (sorry, mom). Dawn and I met at a Bible study where two friends set us up, without either of us knowing. God has blessed Dawn and me with three beautiful, energetic boys.
After 12 years in youth ministry, I started feeling a call to serve the Lord as pastor of Marshall Ford Fellowship. This church has always been about family and missions, which is why I have been so attracted to serve here.
I have seen this church grow from a merger of two local churches, Fellowship of Lake Travis and Marshall Ford Baptist Church, into the current Marshall Ford Fellowship. This has been my home since I was 9 years old and I can faithfully say Marshall Ford Fellowship is full of God’s best disciples, missionaries, mothers, fathers, grandparents, and kids. This is a church where everyone knows your name, your child’s name and most likely is important to Dawn and me. A church that teaches the Love and the Grace of our Lord and Savior is important to me. Marshall Ford Fellowship is a church that dedicates itself to Community and Foreign missions with the passion and the talents God gave each of us. I am so blessed to be the pastor of such an amazing group of believers.
(You can email Scott at firstname.lastname@example.org.)
Melanie Just: Worship Leader
I grew up in a small church here in the Lake Travis Area named Bee Cave Baptist. In fact when we first came we doubled the size with our family of six and upon my fathers request they started a nursery. The hymns and southern gospel are my upbringing, as well as those simple praise songs I learned at youth camp. God provided some amazing people who mentored me in the art of worshipping God through music and singing in this small, country church. When I was a junior in highschool I began writing my own songs, but I never had an instrument to play them on, so I asked my parents for a guitar for Christmas. They bought me an inexpensive nylon string guitar thinking I wouldn’t do much with it. Little did they know the spark God had placed in my heart to serve him through music. And so it began. Within a month I picked up simple praise songs and began playing them for our youth group. God drew me to a new church as I entered college and I joined the worship team, learning so much from our worship leader at the time. I began putting chords to my songs and sharing them with the congregation. It was a joy to sing with others, songs that God had placed in my heart. I truly felt God’s calling as a music minister when I attended a conference in college called “Passion”. After this God has propelled me in so many settings to help lead others to worship Him through song – camps, kids church, VBS, youth groups, bible studies, good old campfires, ladies conferences, ministering to those in hospice care, singing to my own children, working with special needs children, and now leading the worship team here at Marshall Ford Fellowship. Music is a beautiful way we can express our love and adoration to God, and also at the same time be ministered to by God, through the Holy Spirit, as the words of the songs speak to our hearts in the midst of varying circumstances. May the songs we sing always be to His Glory and Praise!
Boone Cadwell: Youth Pastor
Boone grew up in Lake Travis and attended Fellowship of Lake Travis (FLT) throughout middle school and high school.
During high school, Boone played in the FLT youth group’s praise and worship band, and also led praise and worship for local Fellowship of Christian Athletes meetings. As a senior at Lake Travis High School, Boone was a president of Cavs for Christ, the student bible study group.
After the merger of Fellowship of Lake Travis with Marshall Ford Baptist Church, Boone played in the Marshall Ford Fellowship praise and worship band until he was called to assume the position of youth pastor. He leads youth group meetings on Wednesday nights and provides counseling to teens and preteens in the Lake Travis area.
Dawn Jackson: Community Outreach Director and Children’s Ministry Coordinator