Pastor Scott and Gina Menez
Scott Menesz began on September 20, 2015. He is the tenth Senior Pastor in Riverbend’s 60-year history.
Pastor Scott, who has been in the ministry for 32 years, has a passion to preach the glories of Christ and to train men to lead at home, at work and at church. He teaches annually at various conferences and for several years has helped train pastors overseas.
Born and raised in Walnut Creek, California, Pastor Scott became a Christian at a young age. He later moved to northern California where he began his ministry and met Gina, who became his wife. He became affectionately known in California as “The Cowboy Preacher,” as he used ranching for earning a living while serving as a church-planter.
For 21 years, he was involved in church planting in the rural parts of northern California (Cottonwood, Proberta and Lake City), as well as in Nevada and Oregon. He went on to serve six years as Teaching Pastor at Grace Bible Church of Hollister, California, prior to serving at Riverbend.
His theological training came through several schools in California, including The Master’s College in Santa Clarita, Butte College in Chico, Shasta Bible College in Redding and The Cornerstone Seminary in Vallejo, where he received a divinity degree in pastoral ministry at age 40. He currently serves as a member of the Board of Directors of The Cornerstone Seminary & Bible College and was a teaching professor there for seven years.
Pastor Scott enjoys camping, hunting, fishing and sports, especially baseball.
Pastor Scott and Gina (his wife of 28 years) have four sons—three in Christian colleges (Colton, Conner, Caleb) and one a high school Junior (Canon).