Meet our leadership
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Anthony Scott - Lead Pastor
Pastor Anthony Scott was born and raised in southern West Virginia in a small mining town. He felt the call of God on his life as a teenager to preach the Gospel to the world. Pursuing that call now for 20+ years, he has witnessed and experienced the manifestation of God’s transforming power and desires for everyone to experience it.
Anthony is an accomplished international coach and author, and is also a certified Coach, Trainer, and Speaker for the John Maxwell Team. He is using his training and passion to help grow and develop church leaders to reach and fulfill their God given potential. He currently serves as the Lead Pastor of Compassion Church in Toledo, Ohio and is the Director of Leadership Development for E4N. He is a proud father of two amazing children Connor and Caitlin.
Pastor Anthony’s vision for Compassion Toledo is to see the lost saved, the saved freed, the freed restored, and the restored fulfilled ... by creating a church that the unchurch want to attend, where we love God and love people.
His favorite Bible verse is ... Jeremiah 29:11 which states, “For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.”
Jeremiah 29:11 which states, “For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.”
Jacob Scally- Praise & Worship Director
The Scally Brothers are a Christian trio founded in Toledo, Ohio, by Jacob, Zachary, and Gavin Scally. From an early age they developed a passion for their faith and love of music. In summer of 2019, the group launched their first national tour that stopped in nearly twenty states across the United States of America at various Churches, camps, festivals, and fairs.
One year later in August of 2020 the brothers accepted the Worship Team position at Compassion Toledo church, with Jacob Scally, the current guitarist, pianist, vocalist, and song writer for the group, taking the lead as the Worship Director.
The title of their most recent EP, "Mighty" demonstrates that God is powerful, faithful, and mighty. In a world that seems to be hopeless at times, it is still important to believe that God is strong and continues to work miracles for good.
Philipppians 4:13 “I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me”
Heather Lane - Kids Director
Heather Lane grew up in Barbados with Mom, Dad and three brothers. She graduated from Bellevue University, Nebraska with a bachelor’s degree in Business, and the University of Toledo with an MBA degree in Computer Systems. Her love of music, which started in high school, led her to meet, marry Ben and sing with Clarence Smith Community Chorus, Opera, Repertoire Theater, Choral Society and Bible Temple. They have an adult son. Heather’s Christian walk began when, after hearing Billy Graham preach and talking with her grandmother, she prayed to accept Christ. She was five years old at the time and was not sure what it meant until much later when she recommitted her life to Christ, and eventually in 2017 became the Kids Director/Church Administrator at Compassion, Toledo.
1 Thess. 5:18 KJV In everything give thanks:
for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you.
Tim Ross - Students Director
After high school in Toledo, Tim Ross attended Bowling Green State University where he walked on and earned a 4-year football scholarship his freshman year. He earned All Mid-American Conference honors and was named team captain his senior year, and as a fire fighter he became the first Employee Assistance Program coordinator for the Toledo Fire & Rescue Department. He was raised in a Christian household with a two loving parents and seven siblings … four brothers and three sisters. His upbringing greatly influenced his Christian walk, and at a previous church he was the chairman of the Deacon Board, and chairman of the Board of Trustees. At Bible Temple, he worked with the “teens”, Kids department and is a board member. After Bible Temple adopted the Compassion vision, Tim became the Student Director.
Matt 9: 12-13 KJV 12 But when Jesus heard that, he said unto them, They that be whole need not a physician, but they that are sick.
13 But go ye and learn what that meaneth, I will have mercy, and not sacrifice: for I am not come to call the righteous, but sinners to repentance.
Peggy Noble-Binford - Connections Director
Born in Bay, Arkansas, Peggy Noble-Binford does not remember a time as a child when she was not in church. She graduated from George Washington Carver high school and after marriage moved to Toledo, Ohio. Peggy started volunteering at Bible Temple after she was asked by John, the head usher to assist him. Eventually he trained her to take over the role which may have been God's way of preparing her for what was to come. Months later, Bible Temple adopted the Compassion vision and since Pastor Troy who had been the Connections Director had gone on a sabbatical to Thailand, Pastor Mike approached Peggy about taking over Connections ... the rest is history! Peggy has four children and two grandchildren.
A gentle answer turns away wrath, but a harsh word stirs up anger. Prov. 15:1 NIV