15 Rose Street
Willingboro, NJ 08046
(609) 877-6500

Rev. Danny E. Scotton Sr., Pastor

Rev. Lewis L. Cook,
Asst. Pastor
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Reverend Danny Eugene Scotton, Sr. is the Senior Pastor of the Alpha Baptist Church in Willingboro, New Jersey. Reverend Scotton displays a humble servants heart who C.A.R.E.S. for his members and the community. Reverend Scotton is married to his college sweetheart, the former Linda Cornelous of Chicago, Illinois. They were married in July of 1983 and are the proud parents of two wonderful young men, Danny Jr., a Princeton University graduate and Terrance, a senior at Northwestern University. First Lady Linda L. Scotton works professionally as a Home Care Physical Therapist and serves with dignity and grace in the music, dance and scholarship ministries of Alpha.

Reverend Scotton is a native of High Point, North Carolina, where he was born the eighth of eleven children to Lovell and Tommie Pearl Scotton. He relocated with his family to the Northeast (NJ and PA) at the age of five. After a successful academic and athletic career at Bensalem High School in Bensalem, PA, Reverend Scotton received a full athletic scholarship in wrestling from Northwestern University in Evanston, IL. He graduated in 1982 with a BS degree in Electrical Engineering and was awarded the degree of MS in Electrical Engineering from Fairleigh Dickinson University in Teaneck, NJ, in 1986.

Rev. Scotton graduated from Eastern Baptist Theological Seminary (now Palmer Seminary) in May 2000 with a Master’s of Divinity Degree (M. Div). He continues to pursue spiritual and academic enlightenment and is scheduled to graduate from Palmer with a Doctor of Ministry (D. Min) degree in Leadership of Missional Church Renewal at Palmer Seminary in May 2013.

Reverend Scotton worked as an Electrical Engineer for over twenty years serving in numerous positions from Design Engineer to Sr. Program Director. Reverend Scotton served as a Deacon at Alpha for many years and accepted the call to Ministry in November of 1993. Reverend Scotton was licensed to the Gospel Ministry on September 10, 1995 at Alpha and was ordained on July 11, 2004 while serving as Pastor.

Reverend Scotton served in the Lord's Ministry at Alpha for over fifteen years (duties included Assistant Pastor, Youth Pastor, Deacon, Youth Task Force Administrator, member of the Men's Task Force and sang on multiple choirs).

After completing a two year Field Education at Alpha in 1999, serving as the Assistant Pastor, Reverend Scotton and his family joined the Tabernacle Baptist Church Family in Burlington, New Jersey. At Tabernacle, Rev. Scotton served as an Associate Minister under the leadership of the late, Pastor Dr. Richard W. Jones. His major duties at Tabernacle included coordinating the youth programs (SHINE Youth Ministry), teaching the Sr. High School Bible Study, teaching the New Members Class and assisting the pastor during worship services.

On September 29, 2002, Reverend Scotton was installed as the Senior Pastor of the Alpha Baptist Church and full time pastor January, 2004. God’s anointing on his pastorate has been evidenced by tremendous numerical and spiritual growth of Alpha Baptist Church. He says that his greatest accomplishment at Alpha is that he has had the privilege of baptizing over 500 new believers in the Name of the Father, Son and Holy Spirit. Reverend Scotton loves the Lord and truly loves the Lord’s people.

Reverend Scotton is past President of the Willingboro Clergy Association, past member of the Executive Board of the American Baptist Churches of New Jersey, and past member of the Executive Board of the Greater Delaware Valley Association of American Baptist Churches.