Sand Springs Pastor Terry Scott passes away on mission trip to Guatemala

Rev. Terry Scott with his 2012 summer interns on a mission trip to New Orleans. (Photo: Scott Emigh).

Local pastor, minister, and entrepreneur Terry Wayne Scott (57) passed from this life into the next Tuesday afternoon on a mission trip to Guatemala. 

The married father of two leaves behind wife Linda Scott, daughter Ashley Scott, daughter Heather Faulkenberry, son-in-law Cody Faulkenberry, and two grandsons, Hunter and Isaiah Faulkenberry. 

Scott was born and raised in Tulsa, Oklahoma and graduated from Tulsa Central High School in 1977. He graduated from the School of Life Bible School in 1987 and founded Future Vision Ministries International in 1991. He served as the Youth Pastor at Depot Youth Ministries (Word of Life Church) for 17 years and has been the Associate Pastor for the past several years. 

In addition to ministry, Scott has also been a face in local business for decades. Terry and Linda opened the TNT Fireworks Supercenter in West Tulsa in 1999 and have used it to fund their ministry ever since. They both have worked in realty and briefly operated a downtown Sand Springs coffee shop called The Daily Brew. 

Scott helped found and support dozens of churches across the world in his decades of ministry. He has traveled to Mexico, the Philippines, China, the Bahamas, Belarus, Russia, Latvia, Albania, Kenya, Mozambique, Malawi, Zimbabwe, Namibia, Guatemala, Burma and all across the United States.

Though his life was cut short, Scott touched more people in his 57 years than most people could reach in 100. Since his death was made public, scores of former students, friends, and loved ones have flooded his Facebook with memories, photographs, and fond words.