Scott Poling

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Scott Poling serves as Senior Pastor of Harvest New Beginnings Church in Oswego, Illinois, located in the southwestern suburbs of Chicago. When he arrived 23 years ago, Harvest was a very small, dying church; by God’s enablement, it has been transformed into a strong, growing, vibrant body of believers. Under the church leadership, Harvest has successfully navigated multiple building programs, land purchases, and the growing pains that come with change. Scott has gained a unique perspective which allows him to effectively speak to the concerns of different-sized churches, the pressures and criticisms that come with ministry, and the necessity of following the Lord’s leading for renewal and revitalization in the local church. His passion is for preaching, leadership, evangelism, and encouraging those in church leadership, in both one-on-one mentoring relationships as well as in conference settings, including Harvest’s annual M4 Ministry Enrichment Conference. He received his B.S. degree from Cedarville University and his MTh from Dallas Theological Seminary. Scott has been married to his wife, Carla, for 27 years and they have three sons, two daughters, and one son-in-law.