Scott Engle



Scott Engle is the Teaching Pastor at St. Andrew United Methodist Church, a vibrant and growing congregation of more than 8,000 in Plano, Texas, just north of Dallas. Scott has been on staff at St. Andrew nearly twenty years, teaching numerous adult Bible studies, preaching regularly, and writing a lengthy Bible study weekly. In 2019, Scott launched a successful podcast of his weekday Bible studies, which is available on all podcast platforms.

Scott is also the author of Restart: Getting Past Christian-ish, which explores the basics of the biblical story, examines the Apostles’ Creed, and tackles some hard questions of faith. Much of Scott’s written materials and links to class videos are available at

Scott began his professional career as a USAF pilot and then spent twenty-five years leading a variety of businesses, large and small. He has also taught at Texas Christian University and the University of North Texas. Scott holds a B.A. from Louisiana Tech University, an MBA from Harvard Business School, and a Ph.D. from the University of North Texas. Scott and his wife, Patti, have been married more than twenty years and make their home in Frisco, Texas. Between them, they have three grown sons and two grandsons.

What Jesus Expects of Us

Coming September 2021

by Scott Engle

What does it mean to lead a worthy life? The apostle Paul once wrote a letter to circulate among the earliest house churches in western Asia Minor, imploring them “to lead a life worthy of the calling to which you have been called” (Ephesians 4:1).

This book offers a set of Bible studies to help us answer the question, “What does Jesus expect of us?” It assumes that Jesus is more than a divine vending machine—that with faith comes responsibility. Every chapter has a single purpose in mind: to open up the pages of Scripture so that you, the reader, might “have the power to comprehend, with all the saints [i.e., believers], what is the breadth and length and height and depth, and to know the love of Christ that surpasses knowledge, so that you may be filled with all the fullness of God" (Ephesians 3:18-19).