The new president of Operation Mobilization USA has officially taken the helm, announced the Christian mission agency's board of directors this week.
"Andrew [Scott] assumes this strategic role with a wealth of experience, having served in managerial roles within OM over the past 14 years," said David Passman, chairman of the OM USA Board, in Wednesday's announcement.
"We are confident that the ministry of OM is in very capable hands," Passman added.
A native of Northern Ireland, Scott began his ministry with OM in the late 1980s, serving in the OM Ships ministry for seven years before transferring to OM USA. While serving at OM USA, Scott led the recruiting function for short and long term missionaries and served as the associate field leader.
For three years, Scott also served as associate pastor at one of the largest Baptist churches in Ireland. Following that stint, Scott returned to the OM Ships ministry, later joining OM USA. After heading up recruitment efforts specifically among college students, Scott served as vice president of mobilization.
Now, as OM USA's new president, Scott will be working to ensure that the organization is well-positioned to serve U.S. churches in helping them identify the most strategic avenues for service and the most effective use of their resources.
According to the ministry, Scott believes that there is still a critical role for the American Church in world missions.
Scott succeeds Dr. Rick Hicks, who served as president of OM USA for the past 15 years and will now serve OM International as the North American Area leader.
Scott assumed his responsibility as president and CEO as of July.