Wherever the call led him, the Rev. Lou Scales followed. Over the past 50 years, it’s led him all over the world.
At 9:15 a.m. Sunday, at the Church of the Holy Comforter in Martinez, Scales will reflect on his varied life of ministry.
Born in Alabama, Scales began his ministry in a small Methodist church in June 1967. In 1976, he joined the Army as a chaplain. He considered it an opportunity to reach a segment of people who typically are exiting the church – young adults.
Scales said those in their late teens and early to mid-20s leave the church because it’s boring or they find something else in their lives that is more meaningful to them. Yet that’s part of the very population he was sent into.
“When they get into the Army, they run into real life, and it’s a wonderful opportunity to be part of their faith development,” he said.
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