About Our Pastors


For James and Tara Scott, discipleship, outreach, encouragement and worship are not just the foundations of The Exchange, but a daily way of life, driven by their deep love for The Lord. They are passionate about igniting a movement of awakening that will save the lost, heal the broken, encourage and empower believers to make disciples that make more disciples. Multiplying and strengthening the kingdom of God.  James and Tara believe in enjoying life in Christ and displaying the Joy of The Lord. Through their witty sense of humor and easy-going, magnetic personalities, they want others to see that living a life in Christ can really be an enjoyable journey.  


Along with serving at The Exchange, James and Tara are the founders and operators of Freedom Within Walls, a non profit organization that fights childhood hunger and executes programming that repairs, cultivates, and uplifts those in challenging situations and circumstances by providing mentoring, nutritional, recreational, and educational programs and opportunities throughout the community. They also ignite the movement of awakening through the music ministry of J-SOUL, calling hearts to worship and always endeavoring to demonstrate the love and power of God wherever they go.


During their seventeen years of marriage, James and Tara have been blessed to travel nationally and internationally serving in ministry together in churches, throughout the community, and various other stages and arenas. Their heart for people and desire to serve, proceeds their public ministries. Minus the microphones and a stage, they are simply people after God’s heart...determined to see the glory of God evident through the work of Jesus Christ in their lives. They and their three children, Jaidyn, Joshua and Journey are honored to lead the charge given by God for The Exchange.