Pastor Scott



Name: Scott Foster
Title: Senior Pastor

Portfolio: Scott is Northside's primary teacher on Sunday mornings and Wednesday eveings.  He is also Northside's primary vision caster. He divides his time with administrative duties, parishoner follow-up, message preperation, visting the sick, mentoring, coaching, and overseeing the staff and ministry directors. 


Family: Melody, Brandon, Brittany, Bethany, and Bailey

Place I grew up: Salinas, CA

Favorite Books:  The Bible in The New Living Translation, A Tale of Three Kings by Gene Edwards, The Circe Maker and The Grave Robber by Mark Batterson, The Glory Within and Ancient Paths by Corey Russell, Breaking The Rules by Fil Anderson, Abba’s Child and Ragamuffin by Brennan Manning, and He Loves Me by Wayne Jacobson.

Favorite Food:  Mexican

Favorite Snack Food: Anything with peanut butter and chocolate

Favorite Movies: Braveheart, The Patriot, Saving Private Ryan, Hacksaw Ridge, Tomb Stone, Lone Survivor, Gladiator, The Last Samurai, The Eagle, Elf, What About Bob, Father of The Bride (1 & 2), The Rookie, Rudy, We Are Marshall, Glory Road, and Field of Dreams.

Favorite TV Shows:  This Is Us,  The Voice, Sports Center, Fox News and SF Giants baseball. 

Favorite Season:  Spring

Favorite Place in the World:  Maui

Favorite Place to Pray:  The beach

Favorite Recreational Activities/Hobbies:  Going to the gym, reading a good suspense novel, going out to eat, watching movies, and spending time with my wife and best friend Melody.

Favorite Sports Teams:  San Francisco Giants, San Francisco 49ers, and Golden State Warriors

Favorite Sports: Baseball, football, and basketball

Favorite Quotes:  “I am my own historian” by Mark Batterson in his book “If; Trading Your If Only Regrets for God’s What If Possibilities.”

Favorite Music: Jesus Culture, Kari Jobe, Matt Redman, Hillsong United, Lauren Daigle, David Crowder, Chris Tomlin, Bryan & Katie Torwalt, and Natalie Grant.

Favorite Scripture:  2 Corinthians 12:9-10 "And He said to me, My grace is sufficient for you, for My strength is made perfect in weakness.  Therefore most gladly I will rather boast in my infirmities, that the power of Christ may rest upon me.  Therefore, I take pleasure in infirmities, in reproaches, in needs, in persecutions, in distresses, for Christ's sake.  For when I am weak then I am strong." (NKJV)

Best thing someone said to you: "I do." and "I believe in you."

Three people I would like to meet: Abraham Lincoln, Mother Teresa, and Dietrich Bonhoeffer.