Dr. Gene Scott, a pastor and teacher well known for his religious broadcasts carried around the world on radio and television, as well as for his charitable and philanthropic work, died Monday afternoon after suffering a stroke.
Dr. Scott, who was 75, led services every Sunday for 30 years in Los Angeles. For the last 16 years, he conducted services at the Los Angeles University Cathedral, a downtown Los Angeles landmark. The Church is one of the largest in the Los Angeles area with more than 15,000 members.
Beginning in 1975 Dr. Scott hosted a nightly live television broadcast of Bible teaching and talk. His nightly talk show and Sunday morning church services are aired on radio and television stations around the world by his University Network.
Dr. Scott's philanthropic work was varied and wide ranging. His Network provided the facilities for the "Save the Books" telethon to benefit the Los Angeles Central Library. Other institutions with which he was involved are too numerous to list, but included the Richard Pryor Burn Foundation, the Southwest Museum, the Museum in Black, the Adventist Medical Foundation, Rebuild LA and the Rose Bowl Aquatics Center. He was a member of the board of Rebuild LA along with other community leaders and of the prestigious Philatelic Foundation of New York.
Dr. Scott was also instrumental in putting together one of the world's most complete and prominent collections of Bibles and related manuscripts. Part of the collection, which includes many milestone editions of the Bible, is on display at the Los Angeles University Cathedral and has been viewed by more than 100,000 people.
Born in Buhl, ID in 1929, Dr. Scott later moved to northern California and earned his Ph. D. from Stanford University in 1957. He was the author of more than 20 books and also won acclaim as a painter.
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