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Scott Payseur

Ground Zero Myrtle Beach

Scott grew up in Lincolnton, NC. He was called into youth ministry at a youth convention in Knoxville, TN in December 1984, and immediately got involved with hands on youth ministry. In 1985 he started Messenger (a Positive Country Christian band) and they began traveling locally as high school students. In the late 80s Scott started Rejoice Ministries, Inc his first non-profit 501-C-3 youth ministry. In the 90s Messenger toured nationally and chartered two songs on the national Positive Country Christian charts. Scott married Kimberly in May of 1991 and both of them graduated from Southern Wesleyan University in May of 1992. Scott and Kimberly spent one year on a short-term mission project to help a new church start a youth ministry in North Myrtle Beach, SC. In August 1994 they moved to Kingsport, TN where Scott served as a youth pastor and Kimberly taught special education in Kingsport City School System. In March 1998 Scott resigned from the church in Kingsport and started Ground Zero in the basement of their home in June of that year. In 2006 Scott moved his family to Myrtle Beach to start the first Ground Zero satellite office. In 2007 the board voted to move the home office and a few staff to Myrtle Beach. After continued growth in Myrtle Beach, the TN office was officially closed in May of 2008 so that all efforts could be concentrated on growing and expanding the ministry in Myrtle Beach. Since its conception Ground Zero has created one of the most unique youth ministry strategies in the United States impacting thousands of teenagers a year. Not only has there been tremendous growth in the ministry of Ground Zero, there has been growth in Scott's family as well. Their first son, Holden, was born in July 2000. Twenty-two months later their second son, Kamron, was born in May 2002. In October of 2004 their daughter Maris was born. Scott and Kimberly are thankful for the opportunity to serve God through Ground Zero and believe the best ministry is yet to come.

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