My name is Scott Schampers and I am one of the founding pastors of Bend City Church. My wife Sarah and I both grew up in the West Bend area and are excited to be a part of what God is doing right here in our home town. We’ve been married since 2001 and have been blessed with two beautiful children. Our daughter Kaylee Grace was born in 2009 and our son Judah Faithful in 2012.
Sarah and I met each other at our high school youth group and we soon became very good friends. During our years of “just being friends” I started serving as worship leader and associate youth pastor for our church and Sarah helped serve in the youth ministry. Those were incredible years of individual growth for both Sarah and me as we learned to put the Lord first. A few years later after Sarah came home from a one year mission trip to Romania (but really after I wisened up) I pursued more than just a friendship with this incredibly Godly and kind-hearted woman. Thankfully she said “yes” and we were married about a year and a half later. Shortly after we were married we moved to Charlotte, North Carolina where I served as youth pastor. Both in West Bend and in Charlotte I have been privileged to serve under and learn from extremely Godly men.
We had lived and served in Charlotte for about six years when the Lord clearly led us home. After selling our Charlotte home we moved back in the spring of 2007. Sarah and I have often remarked that following the Lord is a lot like riding down a river – you may not know what’s around the corner but looking back it’s plain to see that it was the Lord himself that carved the path. With that being said, I am waiting with eager anticipation to see all that the Lord will do through this local fellowship that we call Bend City Church.