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
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
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
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.