Scott has been a pastor at Living Hope Community Church in Aurora, Colorado since 1996. After visiting impoverished townships in the West African nation of Liberia in 2004, Scott witnessed people living without the most basic of necessities: things like shelter, medical care, education, and sanitary living conditions. Orphaned and abandoned children were living in impoverished orphanages, each day consumed with the task of survival.
Upon returning from his trip, Scott was moved to do something. With the help of co-founder Bart Wear, a simple yet effective idea was developed to allow people who live in relative abundance to help those who live with almost nothing: Homes of Living Hope. The premise of Homes of Living Hope is simple: ship the expertise, resources, and willingness of volunteers in the United States with ready-made buildings constructed inside of shipping containers.