Meet The Pastor – Bishop La Fayette Scales

La Fayette Scales is a native of Columbus, Ohio where he grew up in the home of Christian parents. He received the Lord Jesus Christ as Savior at the age of twenty-one and was licensed to preach the Gospel in 1973. His greatest desire and focus is to see God’s people grow into their full potential and mature in their character.

In 1982 he was commissioned Pastor of Rhema Christian Center having begun that work with seven members. The church has grown profoundly and is making an impact in northeast Columbus, Ohio. The church has assisted in establishing six (6) local congregations and developed Dayspring Christian Community Development Corporation providing affordable housing and economic opportunity for low-income families.

La Fayette has ministered to men across the United States and throughout the world. He is also a charter member of the Fellowship of Inner City Word of Faith Ministries (FICWFM)

Through the Network of Local Churches, La Fayette is recognized and set in the Church as a Bishop and functions in that capacity to many leaders, churches and ministries locally, nationally and internationally. La Fayette has ministered throughout the United States, Canada, Israel, Zimbabwe, Russia, South Africa, Australia, Latvia, Estonia, Sweden, Tanzania, Uganda, Kenya, Fiji, Peru, Ecuador, Singapore and throughout the Philippines, Indonesia, Malaysia and the Dominican Republic. He has authored two books: “What is the Church Coming To” and “It’s The Walk Not The Talk”. As well as numerous manuals, articles and papers to strengthen the church and train leaders. In May of 2003, Pastor Scales received and Honorary Doctorate of Divinity from Beulah Heights Bible College in Atlanta, Georgia.


“Why do I do what I do?” My passion and my profession collided. “I love seeing people’s lives transformed, I love seeing people’s marriages that were broken fixed, I love to see good marriages enriched, I loved to see children grow and meet their maximum potential,  I love to see people equipped, trained and developed for service…”

“My personal mission statement is to:
Develop leaders that will change the world”

 Our Succession Journey

Town Hall Succession Meeting – Audio only

Advancing through Succession Models IV

Advancing through Succession Models III

Advancing through Succession Models II

Advancing through Succession Models I

Keys to Advancing IV

Keys to Advancing III

Keys to Advancing II

Keys to Advancing I

Town Hall Q & A – PDF