Scott is an author, speaker, arts advocate, voiceover artist, and visual artist based in Indianapolis.J Scott McElroy

Author

Scott is the author of The Creative Church Handbook: Releasing the Power of the Arts in Your Congregation (InterVarsity Press, April 2015) and Finding Divine Inspiration: Working with the Holy Spirit in Your Creativity (Destiny Image, 2008), and the Finding Divine Inspiration Study Guide and Journal (New Renaissance Resources, 2017)

Speaker

Scott speaks and trains nationally on the arts in the church, spiritual formation for the artist, learning to hear God’s voice, awakening the creativity of God that lives in every person, The New Renaissance and more. His schedule is listed HERE. Contact him for a seminar, workshop or speaking engagement at  Scott (at) TheNewR.org

Arts Advocate

Scott advocates for the arts in the church, The New Renaissance, and the spiritual journey of artists through speaking, writing, media interaction, and personal meetings. Arts advocacy is also his primary role as founder of The New Renaissance Arts Movement and as Director of Arts at the Indy Vineyard Church and facilitating the Vineyard Arts Community.

Writer/Editor

Scott writes on a variety of topics with articles carried on many websites, including Crosswalk.com, Relevantmagazine.com,, and all of the websites in the Salem Network. He also serves as an editor, ghostwriter, story consultant. Contact him at Scott @ TheNewR.org.

Non-Profit

Scott directs the non-profit New Renaissance Arts Movement, which serves to Connect and Equip Artists and Churches. He oversees New Renaissance’s websites, TheNewR.org, and CreativeChurchArtsIdeas.org, and produces the biennial Creative Church Arts Conferences.

Voiceover Artist

As a voiceover artist, he hosted the Animal Planet TV series, “Wildlife Journal”, weekdays from 2004-2007.  He is heard on national TV commercials, video games, websites and more. NEW!: His recordings of mediation scriptures are available Here.

Visual Artist

Scott works with acrylics while painting live during church services. He prefers watercolors for personal expression, and enjoys physical design projects. He calls himself a “developing artist” in all these mediums.

Creative Career

Scott’s career in radio spanned 28 years and included on-air, promotions, production, and voice work at WCFL-AM 1000 and WLUP (The Loop) AM/FM in Chicago and WENS, WYXB, WNOU and HANK-FM in Indianapolis.

He served as director of production for Emmis Communications flagship WENS/HANK 97.1 FM, WNOU, and WYXB.

For 14 years, he produced and choreographed an annual fireworks-to-music show, “SkyConcert”, simulcast on WTHR 13 (NBC) and WISH TV 8 (CBS) and WENS and HANK-FM and viewed by several hundred thousand people.

As a film critic Scott delivered weekly reviews on radio, TV and in NUVO Newsweekly for several years.

He’s married to Danielle and has a daughter, Hailee and a son, Kaia. They live on a park in Indianapolis with the best dog ever, Eleanor.