Our Pastor

Rev. Dr. Joyce Rose Scott

About Our Pastor

Rev. Dr. Joyce Rose Scott is the Lead Pastor of Tabernacle Worship Center in Virginia Beach, Virginia. And she is a Virginia native.

Pastor Scott was born in Franklin and is the daughter of the late Lois Rose and John R. Rose Sr. She received her early formal education in the Franklin, Virginia public schools and graduated from Hayden High School. She continued her formal education at Norfolk State University, where she successfully majored in Nursing Education. Subsequently, she enrolled at the Norfolk Community Hospital School of Anesthesia under the cooperative auspices of the Howard University School of Medicine and successfully completed the Art of Anesthetic Care.

Joyce Rose Scott was employed at Chesapeake Regional Medical Center for more than 21 years. And she holds the distinction of being the first African American female Chief Nurse Anesthetist. Scott served in that leadership role for 16 years. She was also the Unit Director of the Department of Anesthesia -- and is a former Director of the Surgical Admittance and the Pre-admission Testing Departments, respectively. Additionally, she has served as the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) Ombudsman for Chesapeake Regional Medical Center. She is professionally affiliated with the American Association of Nurse Anesthetists, The Virginia Association of Nurse Anesthetists, and is a State-Certified Licensed Practitioner.

Pastor Joyce Rose Scott answered God's call to the gospel ministry and was licensed to preach on November 23, 2003 at Pleasant Grove Baptist Church in Virginia Beach, Virginia under the pastorate of the late Bishop William Darryl Scott, Sr. Prior to her pastoral leadership, she served the church in several capacities. In addition to being the Elect Lady, she has served as president of the Beautification Ministry; member of the Constitution Committee; and Chair of the Wedding Ethics Committee.

When Pastor Joyce is not engaged in her church leadership duties and responsibilities, she enjoys serving as the Chief Operating Officer for E. L. Ministries, an evangelistic/empowerment ministry she co-founded with her late husband, Bishop William Darryl Scott Sr.

Pastor Joyce Rose Scott is continually sought to minister locally, nationally, and internationally. Her commitments to God, family, and her brothers and sisters in Christ are admirable and commendable, and she blesses many with a bold spirit of proclamation that has enabled her to successfully minister as far away as Japan, England, and Africa.

Pastor Scott was blessed to share 36 years of marriage to the late Bishop William Darryl Scott, Sr., who served as the Senior Pastor at Pleasant Grove Baptist in Virginia Beach until his death.

Pastor Scott completed Theology Studies at Regent University, and earned her Doctorate in Theology Studies from St. Thomas University. 

Dr. Joyce Scott is the proud mother of two wonderful children: Rev. Tasha Scott Beverly and Rev. William Darryl Scott, Jr. She is also the proud grandmother of two.