Meet Our Pastors
Pastor Bobby Owings is a graduate of Columbia Bible College and New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary. He and his wife, Angela, have been married since 1994 and have a son, Eli. Bobby became pastor of The Gathering SCB in September 2009.
"Our greatest joy in ministry is to see people involved in intimate relationship with God. The word church in the New Testament simply means a gathering of called out ones. Therefore, our Gathering becomes the expression of our love and appreciation to God for all that He does in our lives as we walk with Him. We then involve ourselves in study opportunities to get to know God better. Finally, we love each other by reaching out to the world around us with this message of hope. As the worship, study and fellowship opportunities grow at The Gathering SCB, it would be a joy if you would join us in worship. Please come and see what God is doing."
Pastor Scot Painter is a graduate of Lee University and Liberty University Baptist Theological Seminary. He and his wife, Kelly, have been married since 1981 and have three children and one grandchild. Scot has served as a pastor for over 25 years and joined the pastoral staff at the Gathering in January, 2015.
"I am excited to be a part of what God is doing at The Gathering. I have found it to be a place where God's people love to exalt the Lord in praise and worship and serve one another in loving acts of kindness. It also has a great relationship with the Surf City community as well as other surrounding communities. It's a great place for families, as well as individuals, to come and grow in Christ through sound biblical teaching for all ages. The Gathering is definitely a place of faith, hope, and love."