CarterBaldwin and The North Central University Board of Regents are pleased to announce that Scott Hagan has been selected to serve as the seventh president of NCU. The board’s unanimous approval of Hagan came after an 11-month search process. In announcing the appointment, Board of Regents Chairman and PSC Co-chair Ron Bontrager said, “Our process had led us to extremely strong candidates,” adding it became very apparent to everyone [on the PSC]…”that Scott Hagan was our candidate.”
Scott Hagan was born in the town of Sedro Woolley, Washington. His childhood included moving 27 times by the time he turned 16. As he entered high school, his family settled down long enough for him to attend all four years and graduate from Enterprise High School in Redding, California, where he was an exceptional basketball player. He received scholarship offers but sensed God’s call to ministry and enrolled in a Bible college.
After graduating from college Hagan was discovered by pastor Charles Crabtree, and was asked to serve as a youth pastor at Crabtree’s church in San Jose, California. After seven years under Crabtree’s mentorship, Hagan returned to the Sacramento area to plant Harvest Church, which grew to an average weekly attendance of 1,700 over an 11-year period. In 2000 He was called to serve a church in Grand Rapids, Michigan.
From there he returned to California where He and his wife started Real Life Church in 2006. Over the past 11 years Real Life Church has help plant 10 new congregations and campuses throughout their region. Combined with ministries to local jails, public schools, coffee houses, and their innovative “Church on the Streets” ministry, over 3,000 people weekly are being impacted through efforts.
As Hagan transitions to North Central, he notes that he and his wife, Karen, are “very excited to make Minneapolis our new home.” Preparing to lead NCU, Hagan notes, “We want to recruit the finest young people from all over the United States and mold them into promising leaders with the skills and vision to change the world. I am ready to give the best years of my leadership life to seeing NCU flourish.”