God's Word makes it clear that not everything that glitters is gold.
We are called to investigate the overwhelming traditions and the latest trends. We are to use the truth of the Scriptures to determine which are "true"----and which are just "fool's gold."
We strive to discern the truth in an age of error.
For years, Dr. Gene Scott was on television and it made him a household-name and millions of dollars. He flaunted “traditional” Christian values. You might remember him with the cigar always in his mouth and talking about his alcohol consumption, sex life, etc. Before he died, he married Melissa Pauline Peroff, now known as, Dr. Melissa Scott. She married Dr. Gene Scott, who was 70 and she was 32 years of age at the time.
Upon his death, Melissa Scott inherited Dr. Scott’s Los Angeles Church and vast empire.
Millions watch her on late-night television and are very impressed with her knowledge and biblical teaching. Many find her attractive and smart. However, we need to take a look at her background, her teaching and her current fund-raising techniques. Please, don’t believe everything you see or hear. It may not be what it seems to be.
Melissa performed as Barbie Bridges in adult photos and videos. Melissa became connected with Dr. Gene Scott in 1995 during his “pony girl” phase. He paid models (adult film stars) to attend his church and sit in the front row. Dr. Scott required the rest of the audience to stand and give the ladies an ovation when they entered.
In 1996, Melissa divorced Paul Pastore and Gene Scott divorced his second wife. Some doubt the credibility of Dr. Scott’s claims that Melissa speaks 15 languages and has an IQ of 186. Dr. Scott died of terminal prostate cancer in 2005.
Controversy surrounds Pastor Melissa Scott as she harasses and constantly badgers volunteers for free service, demands money and insists that those who have stayed in her church double and triple their monetary giving to help her make ends meet. This is amid court documents and reports that she has been liquidating cars, horses, and real estate that Gene Scott acquired through church donations, to buy herself a downtown Los Angeles, California luxurious condominium and further her own celebrity.
Recently, Pastor Melissa Scott raised eyebrows within her church when she announced a plan to teach the “prosperity gospel”. It’s prosperity for her. Another “Prosperity and Positive Confession” teacher hits the air-waves now.
In 2007, Paul Crouch Jr. met Melissa Scott and divorced his wife, Tammy, that same year. Dr. Melissa Scott and Paul Crouch Jr. (Trinity Broadcasting Network) were reported to be having an affair which broke up Crouch’s marriage. It is not known at this time if that affair continues or not?
Dr. Melissa Scott has repeatedly stated on her television program and in her sermons that she will “never marry again” due to the fact that she is “married to the church and is fully dedicated to it.”
Dr. Gene Scott flaunted and maligned the church (Body of Christ) during his ministry and now in his death–he is getting the last laugh–he put an “adult film star” in the pulpit and made sure she inherited his vast fortune.
Oh, by the way, Dr. Scott has been successful in having all negative videos of her and her ministry removed from YouTube.