Pastor Hooks is a native of Knoxville, Tennessee. Scott was raised in a Christian home and saved at the age of seven at VacationBible School. He surrendered to the gospel ministry in 1992, one year after graduating from the University of Tennessee.
From 1994 to 1999 he served as a lay youth director at his home church while working full time at United Parcel Service. In January of 2000, the Lord led Scott to attend Crown Seminary in Powell, Tennessee where he earned a Master of Ministry degree.
In the fall of 2000, he was invited to serve on the staff of Temple Baptist Church and the faculty of Crown College under the leadership of Pastor Clarence Sexton. Pastor Hooks served on the staff at Temple for eight years before answering Godís call to Tabernacle Baptist Church in June of 2008.
Scott and Melanie Hooks were married on October 12, 1991. They have been blessed with five children: Kaleigh, Connor, Chandler, Averie, and Maci.