Who is this young woman preacher with all the hair? Nobody on a pulpit looks like this. Here is someone with a scholastic spin on the Bible. She analyzes the King James, word by word. Slender with blue eyes, and she's a brainiac, too. But I have trouble following her sermon. Before turning off the T.V., I set my DVR to record the next religious service from the University of Los Angeles Cathedral with Melissa Scott.
The next time I watch Pastor Scott, I listen carefully to the sermon. I don't understand a darn thing. She writes Greek words on a blackboard that is already covered with other words and phrases that looked like gibberish to someone watching from home. I don't assume I'm stupid when I can't understand something. I think the presentation isn't clear.
I'm fascinated by linguistics and the history of the Bible, and my undergraduate degree is in communication. Pastor Scott uses elevated language that is specific to advanced knowledge of Biblical history. I see that the whole cathedral is packed with members and visitors, and I wonder why they aren't asleep. I took a college class in the history of language. I've taken many courses in both English and French syntax. My educational background should help me understand what Pastor Smith is talking about. But it does not, so I wonder who exactly is Melissa Scott? And who is her audience? How does someone so young and female have the pulpit? I did a little research.
For the last fifteen years of his ministry, Dr. Eugene Scott held weekly Sunday Bible teaching services at the Los Angeles University Cathedral in Los Angeles, California. Dr. Scott married his third wife, Melissa Pastore in August 2000. A few days before his death. Dr. Scott had a stroke. Before he died, he signed papers to transfer both powers and assets to his wife who was 40 years his junior.
At first, I have trouble finding adequate information about Melissa Scott. Supposedly, she understands 20 languages. After finding questionable comments about Melissa's life before her marriage to Eugene Scott, I consider it possible that no one wants to believe that a successful pastor could be so smart and beautiful at the same time. Maybe all the naysayers have jumped on the bandwagon to discredit someone perfectly innocent, but wonderfully gifted.
So I watch one more hour-long program, from start to finish, to hear Pastor Melissa Scott's message. I have watched three sermons to figure her out. This woman does not have a prepared sermon. Her message consists of little chopped up phrases that make NO sense. She switches gears before ever making a point. She pretends that an inside group knows what she is talking about by saying things like, "Remember when we talked about this?" After watching a sermon that had NO message, I now believe what I've read about Miss Melissa. I found the following info at Kevo.
"Melissa Scott was born April 12, 1968, as Melissa Pauline Peroff in Italy. The family moved to Canada then to Massachusettes where Melissa met and later married Paul J. Pastore, an aspiring adult movie producer. The couple moved to North Hollywood and wed in Las Vegas in 1992; then began their work as pornographic producers and directors. Melissa performed as Barbie Bridges in adult photos and videos produced by Vivid Productions."
These photos are of Melissa Scott and Barbie Bridges. Do I know for sure that they are the same person? If I weren't 90 percent sure, I wouldn't include the photos in this blog. But after watching her sermon last night, I'm dumbfounded by what I saw, the audacity of someone to command the attention of a whole audience while they fake it. She dazzles her audience with fake education and intelligence. Anyone wanting to understand the Bible or get closer to God should pay no attention to Melissa Scott. I wouldn't send her a dime. In addition, I believe she has written her own positive character references that are floating around the internet.