About

Scott Harness, Author of More Than Happy

Scott’s early years left an impression on people. Probably not a great impression, so when he showed up to his 15-year high school reunion and everyone found out that he was a pastor, he was voted and given the most changed award.
His life before Jesus gives Scott a unique and approachable perspective as a guy that knows the world and knows a God who changes lives. Scott’s less than perfect past and radical encounter with Jesus makes him the perfect voice to speak into the lives of people searching for something more.
That is precisely what he has done. Scott spent the first six years of his ministry speaking to various groups, churches, and events until God opened his eyes that there was a need for a church that would meet people where they are and confront the hardest questions they face with a God who answers.

Scott Harness starts that.church

The past 20 years Scott has pastored the church he founded, That.Church has become one of the fastest-growing churches in Arkansas. Just over 22,000 people have gone public with their faith at one of the three That.Church physical locations. Scott teaches at the Sherwood location and coaches the pastors of the other two locations. In addition, over 20,000 people tune in to That.Church online as well as Scott’s youtube channel.

Scott’s infectious humor and practical teaching has made his video clips and online messages a viral sensation. As a pastor, Scott has counseled with hundreds of individuals and couples and helped them to discover how wonderful God’s plan is for their lives. His unique humor, perspective, and passion have helped hundreds more who have been a part of his teaching ministry and coaching ministries.

Scott has served on the mission field in Peru, East Africa, Bolivia, Palestine, and Israel and loves teaching and preaching God’s Word beyond the typical places Christ is shared. He has taught in nursing homes, schools, prisons, and anywhere someone would listen. He has a heart for children who do not have a forever family. This has led him to be a part of many organizations that support waiting children. Scott believes that God has a heart for His children and we should too.
Scott Harness is a creative pastor, author, and mentor. His passion for people to know Christ has been the catalyst for multiple church campuses, a network of pastors, and a family of ministry leaders. 

Scott’s Family

He is a loving husband to Stacey, his best friend. Where one is, you’ll find the other. Scott is also a brave father of six children. He spends his days teaching his sons how to fish, hunt, and explore the outdoors, and loves the laughter and conversation with his daughters.

God made this trip a joy by giving Scott a front-row partner on this coaster of life. Stacey is his scream in terror and laughs-uncontrollably-partner. Stacey’s words of encouragement were and are the wind in his back, ever pressing Scott on to things he would not believe are possible. Without her, his book would still be a file on his computer and a distant thought in his heart. Before anyone else and after everyone else, Stacey has continued to believe in Scott and the calling God has on his life. Her belief caused Scott to believe. Stacey is his rock.

God’s gift of family has been the sanctuary of life and his endless source of illustrations. Scott’s eldest son, Kendall, is the pastor of the Cabot That.Church location. Kendall is Scott’s best friend and partner in many adventures. Kendall and his wife Nichole have given Scott the gift of grandchildren…Three to be exact. His eldest daughter, Faith, has a passion and unwillingness to back down regardless of the pressure, that makes Scott smile. If ever Faith got into a fight with a bear, Scott would pray for the bear. Faith is the Sherwood campus director along with her husband Brady who is the global student ministry pastor. Next is his daughter, Hope. Her sometimes quirky personality and willingness to be herself has always made Scott consider the freedom of not wearing a mask. She lives out an example of how you can go afterlife and not listen to the crowd but listen to God’s voice. And finally Scott’s youngest three children, Lanie, Bennett, and Ian came into his life by God’s divine plan after their mom was diagnosed with terminal cancer. In Scott’s book, he describes them as the result of a more than happy life. Scott has said on more than one occasion that other than Jesus, his family is the greatest gift God has given him.

The last treasure in Scott’s life is his mom. She is always that person Scott couldn’t wait to get home to and tell about his successes and the one that would love him through his failures. Scott forever thanks his mom for introducing him to Jesus. This life and its eternity are forever changed because of her decision to live for Him.

The interesting twist of Scott’s story was that while he was helping others find happiness and significance in God’s purpose, he found himself in the middle of being depressed, unfulfilled, and unsatisfied with his own life.

Scott’s Family

He is a loving husband to Stacey, his best friend. Where one is, you’ll find the other. Scott is also a brave father of six children. He spends his days teaching his sons how to fish, hunt, and explore the outdoors, and loves the laughter and conversation with his daughters.

God made this trip a joy by giving Scott a front-row partner on this coaster of life. Stacey is his scream in terror and laughs-uncontrollably-partner. Stacey’s words of encouragement were and are the wind in his back, ever pressing Scott on to things he would not believe are possible. Without her, his book would still be a file on his computer and a distant thought in his heart. Before anyone else and after everyone else, Stacey has continued to believe in Scott and the calling God has on his life. Her belief caused Scott to believe. Stacey is his rock.

God’s gift of family has been the sanctuary of life and his endless source of illustrations. Scott’s eldest son, Kendall, is the pastor of the Cabot That.Church location. Kendall is Scott’s best friend and partner in many adventures. Kendall and his wife Nichole have given Scott the gift of grandchildren…Three to be exact. His eldest daughter, Faith, has a passion and unwillingness to back down regardless of the pressure, that makes Scott smile. If ever Faith got into a fight with a bear, Scott would pray for the bear. Faith is the Sherwood campus director along with her husband Brady who is the global student ministry pastor. Next is his daughter, Hope. Her sometimes quirky personality and willingness to be herself has always made Scott consider the freedom of not wearing a mask. She lives out an example of how you can go afterlife and not listen to the crowd but listen to God’s voice. And finally Scott’s youngest three children, Lanie, Bennett, and Ian came into his life by God’s divine plan after their mom was diagnosed with terminal cancer. In Scott’s book, he describes them as the result of a more than happy life. Scott has said on more than one occasion that other than Jesus, his family is the greatest gift God has given him.

The last treasure in Scott’s life is his mom. She is always that person Scott couldn’t wait to get home to and tell about his successes and the one that would love him through his failures. Scott forever thanks his mom for introducing him to Jesus. This life and its eternity are forever changed because of her decision to live for Him.

The interesting twist of Scott’s story was that while he was helping others find happiness and significance in God’s purpose, he found himself in the middle of being depressed, unfulfilled, and unsatisfied with his own life.

Journey Through Pain

Instead of numbing the hurt, Scott chose to take on his pain and discover God’s answers, found in the relentless chase of our Holy God, Jesus. In Him, are found all the riches our The More than Happy life heart could desire. The Apostle Paul said it best here: “I don’t mean to say that I have already achieved these things or that I have already reached perfection. But I press on to possess that perfection for which Christ Jesus first possessed me.” Philippians 3:12

“In the end, we work to apprehend something only to discover the greatest comfort and purpose is found in the One who has already apprehended us.” -Scott Harness

Testimonials

Pastor Scott delivers the message in a way that you can understand, he uses the Bible and makes references to our daily life. Watch online and see!
Monica Hastings

I have never been to a church before or since that can move me the way Pastor Scott does. I feel every word of his sermons and I am in the process of watching every sermon that he has available online.
Shelly Tatum

I love the fact the Pastor Scott makes the Bible easy to understand and doesn’t care about religious affiliation, sex, or color; he just preaches what the Good Book says whether anyone likes it or not
Leslie Houser

I love hearing Bro. Scott. I am 59 years old and it’s the first time I have ever wanted and listened to a complete sermon.
Rita McGee

FAQs

When did you want to become a pastor?
I never really set out to be a pastor, it just happened. God simply wouldn’t let me off the hook. I’m glad he didn’t let up, it’s the most satisfying thing I have had a chance to do.
Why do you crack jokes in your messages?
I crack jokes? LOL. I believe laughter is such a great relief valve. When we laugh we realize that it’s going to be ok.
What’s the most embarrassing thing you’ve ever said publicly?
Well, the most embarrassing thing I’ve said is simply too embarrassing to repeat here but I will tell you the most embarrassing thing I have done in church. A young Mom visiting our church was holding her infant in the lobby. I love babies! So I went over and pulled the blanket back to see the baby to my chagrin she was breastfeeding. I was so shocked I just covered the baby back up like you’d throw a blanket over a fire. Walking away I just kind of shouted “She’s cute.” I prayed to die right then.
Why did you create a YouTube channel?
I really feel like YouTube gives me a chance to connect with people in a way I can’t in a large public group. It is way more personal and it lets them get to know me outside of being a public speaker. That’s something I want to share with them.
When did you decide to write a book?
I think it was after writing dozens of blogs, and articles that people began asking for me to write a book. God gave me a unique sense of humor and that comes across better in written words so a book was perfect to express myself. Specifically in MORE THAN HAPPY I realized that so many people struggled with some of the same anxieties I did and a strategy to deal with that would benefit lots of people.

Contact

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