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The Word at Shaw is a life-giving, multicultural church that exists to reach all people. As a new church plant our congregation was able to start from scratch and create something we could not find anywhere else. We set out to build a community church that allows the neighborhood access to the facility other than on Sunday morning. We wanted to be a part of a diverse and socially active community where we could join in and help our neighbors. We wanted to build a church community that would reflect the heavenly community God has created for eternity. (Revelations 7:9)

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  Keith Scarborough -Lead Pastor   Lorilise Scarborough  -Yoga Faith STL

Keith Scarborough-Lead Pastor

Lorilise Scarborough -Yoga Faith STL

  Vance Watt  - Worship Arts Pastor

Vance Watt - Worship Arts Pastor

Keith & Lorilise Scarborough

Pastor Keith grew up in St. Louis and graduated High School from Hazelwood Central (a straight C student!). As a young man he studied acting and at the age of 15 he was cast as Huckleberry Finn at The Clemens Amphitheater in Hannibal Missouri. He later went on to play several roles in Branson's Silver Dollar City and The Shepherd of the Hills, before becoming the Director of Entertainment at Rawhide Wild West Town in Scottsdale Arizona.

In 2001 Keith joined a team planting a church in Phoenix Arizona and returned to school to earn a degree in Biblical Studies and Theology. In 2004 he and his family returned to St. Louis where he became an associate pastor at Morning Star Church in O'Fallon Missouri. In 2010 he was appointed to plant The Word at Shaw. Over the past few years he has been the visionary behind the restoration of the old church building and the architect of the multicultural congregation that has been serving the community.

Keith is married to Lorilise and together they have four grown kids (2 girls and 2 boys) two (handsome) sons-in-law, and two (perfect) grandsons. 

Vance Watt

Known compassionately by his friends and fans as Praiz’ or V’land, Vance L. Watt II is an accomplished songwriter, vocalist, engineer, producer and worship leader. Vance began writing at age 10 and taught himself to play piano at age 12.

Raised on the streets of St. Louis, MO, Vance had several run-ins with the law. In 1998 while attending a Kirk Franklin concert in Chicago, Vance heard and received the Gospel and vowed to leave his sinful nature at the alter. Since turning from a life of crime and giving his heart to the Lord, Praiz is dedicated to the Great Commission Christ has left with the Church and reaching today’s youth. 

Vance “Praiz” Watt’s career continues on the road of tireless and indomitable creativity. In ten years, he has used every minute to build, inspire, create and share the success of an independent entrepreneur. Vance’s knack not only to create his own music, but his intrinsic ability to discover and nurture talent is what has sent him to the top of the music industry, and his love for people and God's church is what inspires him to lead worship for The Word at Shaw.

Vance is married to Candice Watt and together they have four (GREAT) kids, Domani (Rock), Kaydence (Kaydee), Vance (Lil' V), and Japhia (J'Bug).

  Tene'ya Buchanan  - Director of Kids & Student Ministry

Tene'ya Buchanan - Director of Kids & Student Ministry

  Robert "Buzzy" Henderson  - Music Director

Robert "Buzzy" Henderson - Music Director

Say hello to our 2018 VOLUNTEER leadership teaM

"How beautiful on the mountains are the feet of those who bring good news, who proclaim peace, who bring good tidings, who proclaim salvation, who say to Zion, "Your God reigns!" ~ Isaiah 52:7

 From Left to right: Robert "Buzzy" Henderson, Barry Yardley, Linette Moye, Laura Pearson, Kimberly Brown, Ezekiel Grant, Marquita Grant, Birdie Chandler, Pastor Keith Scarborough, Lorilise Scarborough, Tene'ya Buchanan, Candi Watt, Vance Watt. (Not pictured Pastor Frances Cleveland, Verchelle Marion, Jan Winters, Annette McCoy, Brenda Cook, Charlie Hopson and Katy Hopson.)

From Left to right: Robert "Buzzy" Henderson, Barry Yardley, Linette Moye, Laura Pearson, Kimberly Brown, Ezekiel Grant, Marquita Grant, Birdie Chandler, Pastor Keith Scarborough, Lorilise Scarborough, Tene'ya Buchanan, Candi Watt, Vance Watt. (Not pictured Pastor Frances Cleveland, Verchelle Marion, Jan Winters, Annette McCoy, Brenda Cook, Charlie Hopson and Katy Hopson.)

The Word at Shaw

4265 Shaw Boulevard
St. Louis, MO 63110

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