After helping pastor four other churches, Scott Peterson and his wife Joan founded New Beginnings Church in Owatonna, MN,  planted in 2003. Scott and Joan believe strongly in equipping believers for the work of the ministry, to see people come into a relationship with Jesus Christ, to grow in their love for God, and to help them find their purpose in serving God. Pastor Scott has a passion for teaching the truths of Scripture and leads the worship. Scott is a 1981 Owatonna High School graduate, 1982 graduate of God’s Word Institute and 1985 Graduate of Rhema Bible Training Center, and has been involved in ministry since 1981 as a 17 year old high school senior.  Scott has been in ministry for over 42 years.  Scott is licensed and ordained with the Association of Faith Churches and Ministers.
Scott has been married to his wife since 1985. Their children are Reid, Leif and Cameron. They are all graduates of Oral Roberts University in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Leif has a Master’s degree in Aerospace Engineering from Wichita State University. Scott and Joan have two daughter-in-laws, Jessica and Paula. and currently have one granddaughter Priscilla (parents are Cameron and Paula).