On Saturday, June 2, 2012 a banquet was held at Carey Hilliards on Abercorn to honor Prophetess Hazel Scott and her 30 years of Ministry. Many of her family and friends gathered to celebrate her 30 years of labor. “It has been an honor to serve God and his people as an ordained Shepard of the Gospel of Jesus Christ” said Prophetess Scott.
Dr. Diane Evans of St. Paul Missionary Baptist Church in Screven County was the keynote speaker and state Senator Lester Jackson presented Dr. Scott with a resolution
Dr. Hazel Scott a pioneer among African American female gospel singers and gospel preachers is recognized as a major contributor to the history of Savannah because she is a leader and role model for other African American women. Dr. Scott is a native of Sylvania, Ga. She holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Savannah State University with a major in Social Science and a minor in Elementary Education, Health and Physical Education. She also holds a Masters of Religious Art in Theology and a Doctor of Religious Philosopy in Christian Psychology.
Dr. Scott began her mission as an educator, having taught for 10 years with the Screven County Public School System and over 20 years in Chatham County Public School System.
In the 1970’s it was not considered proper for a woman to become a preacher, especially an African American women. However, Dr. Scott became one of the first licensed female ministers in Savannah, opening doors for many other women who have followed in her footsteps. Prophetess Scott is the Pastor of Resurrection Pentecostal Temple located at 797 Joe Street which she founded, built and organized.