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Barton, Scott L.

Bass singer, clergyman and trumpeter who attended Haverford College and graduated in 1971 before becoming a teacher at St. Peter’s School in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.  Two years later, he furthered his education at Colgate Rochester Crozer Divinity School and was ordained on 17thOctober 1976.

His first assignment was at United Presbyterian Church in Sackets Harbor, New York, and it turned out to be an eight-year engagement.  He then moved on to the First Presbyterian Church in Huevelton in 1985, before becoming interim pastor at First Presbyterian in Potsdam.  He became their full-time pastor in 1988 and remained with them for twelve years.

In the new millennium, he served as pastor with the First Congregational Church in Bennington, Vermont, where he made it a priority to e-mail fellow Presbyterians who were serving in Iraq.  On 9th February 2009, he took on similar duties at The Collenbrook Church in Pennsylvania.

Scott is a talented musician, as well, and spent his free time performing with The Philadelphia Singers.  He has also been a member of The Tower Society and donates generously to the Colgate Rochester Crozer Divinity School, Haverford College, and the State University of New York College in Oneonta.

Here he is in his work as a pastor….