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Friday, October 24, 2008

My dear friend Dr. Scott Bauer

Today marks the five year anniversary since my dear friend Dr. Scott Bauer went to be with the Lord Jesus. He was the Sr. Pastor of Church on the Way, husband to his sweet wife Rebecca, and father to three wonderful children...Brian, Kyle and Lindsey. Scott impacted my life in so many ways and it's still difficult for me to believe that he is no longer with us. I know that as a Christian Pastor I'm supposed to have all of this figured out. But here I am five years later and still missing this godly man. Yes, he makes heaven all more real to me but I don't ever want to forget this mighty warrior for Jesus and the influence he had on this valley. It is very important that we remember Scott by doing the things he taught us and by living out the Christlikeness he exemplified.

I know that if Scott were here today he would be leading the charge to protect marriage as a union between a man and a woman. He would be involved in intense prayer and intercession for our city.

Scott the Great... I love you my brother. The time will soon come to pass when we shall see you face to face. We'll look for Jesus and then we'll look at the person closest to Him, and I'm sure that will be you.

11 comments:

mediashout^_^ said...

I'm sure that Scott is very happy to see his children grow as he watches over them from heaven. I was so happy to finally see Kyle & Teressa's two sons last week. They are such beautiful children. I love the Bauer family! I pray that God sends His blessings on them.

~Cindy E.

Sophia Carter said...

It must have been an honor to know a Godly man that played a great factor in your walk with Christ. Such a person that holds high standards for God's wisdom would encourage me to endure my faith in God. We will keep the Bauer Family in our prayers.

Work In Progress said...

I remember when this happened. I had never seen a man grieve the way you did. This may sound strange, but I learned more about love in those following weeks than I had in my life growing up.

Judith Kay Cogburn Escobar said...

Dearest Pastor Dudley,
I find myself without words to adequately express myself.
First Im so glad that someone has made a decision to in some form remember Pastor Scott.
As time goes on, it seems he is spoken of less and less and no matter how much time does pass, I miss him more today than I did in the first months he was gone.
He was my Pastor for 8 years and he was always available to me without wavering. He modeled for me real love and respect for others and he taught me to serve Jesus with all my heart no matter what comes.
He was more Christlike than anyone Ive ever had the oppurtunity to know.
He taught me that Im worthy of love and he showed me integrity of heart.
He gave more to me than anyone ever did in all the years before I knew him.
I will always miss him and will always endeavor to work as hard as I can to do all that he told me to do and reach for the things he said I could reach.
Thank you Pastor Dudley and May God bless you with the same love from your flock that Pastor Scott had from his.

Scott was a Pastor to his flock as Jesus was to his followers.
Pastor Scott layed down his life for his sheep, just as Christ did.


Kay E.

I-Sight-News (Did you see it?) said...

Yes, Pastor Scott was a great equipper, teacher, and good friend.
I was blessed to have him pray with me and my small ministry at TCOTW. He was an encourager and
prophet, as well.

I dream of him often, and he is beaming and smiling -- my grief has left, but I still miss him. I'm celebrating his life in "my Father's house with many mansions."

Inlovingkindness,
Sue Sabas
Hastentogether.com

I-Sight-News (Did you see it?) said...

Lord, we celebrate the life of Pastor Scott Bauer. We rest in the shadow of your wings, and thank you for giving us such a wonderful friend, pastor, and teacher -- Scott Bauer! Yes, we miss him, but we are joyous to know we'll meet again, when we leave this life. We believe Psalm 16:11, "In your presence, is fullness of joy." Inlovingkindness, Sue Sabas
Hastentogether.com

Susan Barnett said...

With the near year upon us, we say good bye to 2007 and hello to 2008. This time of year always brings reflection. I miss my two brothers, Scott and Tom Bauer. My thoughts are with them, and my heart yearns to see them again. It was wonderful to come upon this site honoring Scott. I love you Pastor Dudley for your love and rememberance of my brother.

jojo said...

Pastor Scott...no one speaks of him much anymore, but rarely does a day g by tat I do not think about him. In my devotions I use the same Bible that I have for years. There are dates written in the margins: 1991, 1994, 1992,
1997, 1999, 2003...PSB, and I remember.

Pastor Scott stirred up the Spirit of God in me like no one else. His passion and commitment to reach all of us with the love of God was contagious. He was full of blessing, and because he was, se were too. "Well done good and faithful servant!"

I have grieved the impact of Pastor Scott's death on my life and that of my fmily, and every once in a while that overwhelming sadness comes up and I feel it al again. But mostly now, I do the best I can to live out the impact of his wisdom and ministry on my life.

Pastor Scott motivated and encouraged me to be all that God intended for me to be, no matter what comes my way. He believed in me when I couldn't believe in myself. He contended for my marriage, my husband, and the fulfillment of all God had planned for us. He was a shepherd, a teacher, a worship leader, a prayer warrior, a counselor, and a friend...and I miss him.

I imagine that he will be one of the first to greet us when we get home to be with the Lord.

Thank you Pastor Dudley for this site and may God bless you, and me, and all those who had the privilege of knowing our beloved Pastor Scott.

Jeanne N.

TVan said...

Thank you for posting this site. My oldset son was there that night Scott collapsed. It was unspeakable the impression it left on him. He had been out of church for a number of years, due to a deep church hurt, and I finally said that if he continues to remain unchurched, then man wins, not God, so he agreed to go that Wed. night. The night Scott actually went Home was my birthday. I will never forget it. To this day, and it is now March 2009, a week rarely goes by that I do not think about it. It's been stated before: he's thought of but rarely spoken of, but I am here to tell you that I speak of Scott often, and that he has left an impression and a lasting imprint on our family in many ways. His teachings and quirks are numerous, from speeding down the road after a Wed. night service to make it to In N Out Burger before they close, to running a red light (yes, I caught him at the light one night racing Jack Hamilton), to praying until the lights went dim in the sanctuary. He was always the man you could go to for support, yet he was so human he would laugh out loud at something that you knew was an inside joke. He would shoot a look at his kids when they were little and they knew EXACTLY what that look meant and would act accordingly, and that was okay too. He was a man of honor and a man of humor. I watched him go from sitting on the sidelines shaking his foot to stay awake, to shaking his hands and folding them in like manor of Pastor Jack, to leading us in a new song and enjoying worship whole heartedly. He was a complex, yet easy to get to know man. I loved Pastor Scott in many ways and he impacted my life and the lives of my family in a big way. He is truly missed, still. Please do not be afraid to talk about him in private or in public. I think his memory deserves to be kept alive, regardless of how long it's been since you've physically seen him. He had big shoes to fill, but he filled them well. Keeping his memory alive is a good thing. Don't be afraid to talk about him...it's okay!
-Terri V.

Judith said...

Thanks Pastor Dudley for this Blog and a place for others to come and be blessed by remembering Pastor Scott.
There will never be another Man in my life, that will leave the same impact as Pastor Scott.

jojo said...

I am amazed when I realize that Pastor Scott has been dead for six years now. I know that he is alive in the Lord and living in his mansion not far from the throne room of our heavenly Father, but I still miss him. His name came up tonight as a couple friends were together at The Church On The Way Santa Clarita. He had such a profound impact on the lives of so many and I love hearing the stories of others who didn't know him personally, but who are interested in his sermons. He was a man who knew God, so when he spoke and ministered to people, he was doing so as if for God Himself, and his teachings are still impacting people. I sometimes wonder how much more I could have learned from Pastor Scott, had he been around for the last six years...what a loss for all of us. Pastor Dudley, I pray that you are doing well. I know that Pastor Scott prayed for you often, especially because of the work that the Lord was assigning you to do through Shepherd of the Hills Church. I remember him telling us about how he would extend his hand toward the hills and pray as he drove by. He so wanted God's anointing and great grace to fill you and the people who would come and gather to meet the Lord at His church in the hills. I think he prayed for all of us all the time. His passion for wanting us to know more and more of the love of God in our lives, was evident by the way he prayed, taught, loved and worshipped. Yep, I miss him. I wish he could be a part of the lives of his children and grandchildren. I told Brian, just the other day on the anniversary of his father's death, that his father would be beside himself or out of his mind with love and pure delight in his grandchildren, can you see Scott and that grin that stretched from ear to ear holding any one of his grandkids? I'm smiling just thinking about it. Brian is his own person, he Pastors the flock at TCOTWSC with his own style, and fervor, and reverence, and talent, and insight, and dedication, and witt, and sensitivity, and love for the Lord...and, it seems to go without saying that deep in his heart he holds the cherished memories of the example set by his father through the years. Scott would be so proud of him. Rambled there a bit, but just wanted to share some thoughts about beloved Pastor Scott. Thank you for this blog, Pastor Dudley. God bless you. Jeanne Neal