The Temple of New Life Baptist Church was born out of adversity. On August 29, 2005, Hurricane Katrina- the most devastating hurricane to ever hit the United States of America- hit New Orleans, Louisiana and surrounding areas. This hurricane unleashed her fury all across the Gulf Coast, causing many residents to evacuate. The day after Hurricane Katrina hit the city of New Orleans, La. the levies of New Orleans began to breach. The flooding was devastating, destructive, and deadly. The entire lower 9th ward, New Orleans East and many other areas were completely destroyed. Pastor E.J. Scott led three New Orleans based ministries-
Shiloh Christian Fellowship Baptist Church, Shiloh Christian Fellowship Economic Development
Foundation, the "Bread of Life Baptist Mission" and Spreading the Gospel Around the World Ministries / E. J. Scott
Ministries, L.L.C.- which were all destroyed. Subsequently, he and his family evacuated to Lancaster, Texas.
October 2, 2005 the Temple of New Life Baptist Church was
founded at The Gaston Oaks Baptist Church which was located at 8515
Greenville Avenue, Dallas, Texas 75243. There were 14 people
present. After a thirty-minute Bible Clas, a unanimous vote was
taken to establish the "Temple of New Life Baptist
Church," accepting E. J. Scott as pastor. God blessed the
church to grow!
On October 5, 2008, the “Temple of New Life Baptist Church” celebrated its 3rd year Anniversary. Pastor Scott informed the “Temple of New Life Baptist Church” in Dallas, TX that God was calling him to return to New Orleans to help rebuild the city. On November 9, 2008, the “Temple of New Life Baptist Church” of New Orleans, La. had its 1st Service in Pastor Scotts’ home with twelve (12) people in attendance. The great work of the Lord and Savior Jesus Christ continued in New Orleans, La.
In 2013 Pastor Scott was asked to go to Baton Rouge, Louisiana and plant a church. When he went to the Baptist Association of Greater Baton Rouge’s Annual Meeting on October 14, 2014 he discovered that he was being asked to plant two, 2, churches. One in Maringouin, Louisiana and one in Baton Rouge Louisiana. On May 8, 2015 the Temple of New Life met at the Faith Baptist Church in Livonia, Louisiana, and on June 14, 2015 the Temple of New Life had its 1st service at 10875 Hwy 77, Maringouin, Louisiana. On September 10, 2015 the Temple of New Life Baton Rouge Campus had its 1st Bible Class in Pastor Scott’s house. On October 11, 2016 the Temple of New life Baptist Church moved to 8367 Greenwell Springs Rd., Baton Rouge, La.