The Reverend D. Grady Scott is a native of Port Deposit, Maryland. He is the second son of the late Cornelius Scott Sr. and Mary E. Scott. He moved to Tucson in 1984. Reverend Scott was called to pastor the Grace Temple Baptist Church in August of 1990 where he currently serves as pastor.
He currently serves as the Secretary and the Community Liaison for the Ministers Alliance of Tucson, and domain co-chair for the Political Action Domain of the IMA Community Action Team. He is also a volunteer chaplain for the Pima County Adult Detention Center. Pastor Scott is the chairman of the Martin Luther King Jr. celebration committee. He continues to serve on the Judicial Merit Selection Committee for the city of Tucson and the Safety + Justice Community Collaborative Committee. He has served as President of the Interdenominational Minister’s Alliance of Tucson and Vicinity, President of the Paradise Baptist State Convention, Moderator of the Southern Arizona Baptist District Association, and President of the Congress of Christian Education for the Southern Arizona Baptist District Association. He served as Chairman of the Prison Ministry and Criminal Justice Commission for the National Baptist Convention USA Incorporated for 18 years.
Pastor Scott is the recipient of many community service awards including: the LULAC Presidential Citation, FBI Community Service award, the NAACP Community Service Award, The Tucson Urban League Henry Ryan Community Service, the Rosa Parks Community Service Award, Racial Reconciliation Pastor of the Year Award, Teacher of the Year for the Western Region of the National Baptist Convention USA Inc. Department of Christian Education, the Pima County Community Service Award and recipient of two copper Certificates of Recognition from the Mayor’s Office of the City of Tucson.