Jannah Scott

Dr. Jannah Scott,

Follower of Jesus and Faith representative on the AZIFM Council

As a Follower of Jesus, Jannah is a teacher, spiritual ambassador, inspirational speaker, and preacher of the Gospel.

Jannah is CEO, American Center for Religious Freedom. She works both in the US and abroad to connect people groups across generations, demography, geography, and sectors. Her purpose is to increase understanding, convene dialogues and exchanges, and actively work toward tangible, sustainable solutions to problems that divide. She is also an expert consultant in strategic planning, organizational capacity building and leadership development.

Jannah  has served our country and the Phoenix community in many vital ways.  Her efforts include having served with US presidents, state governors, local elected officials and community leaders. But she is most privileged to walk with and among the poor, the hurting, and those who are looking for hope. Jannah is known as a passionate servant leader with a compassionate, loving heart. 

Jannah is mother to five men and women of God and “grandma” to ten beautiful young people. She has published extensively in journal articles, periodicals and technical writings. Her latest book, written during the COVID-19 pandemic is entitled “Standing on the Wall: Prayers to Preserve the Integrity of a Nation”. 

Among many others, Jannah shares this Holy writing  from 1 John 4: 7,9

“Beloved, let us love one another, for love is of God; and everyone who loves is born of God and knows God. In this the love of God was manifested toward us, that God has sent His only begotten Son into the world, that we might live through Him.”

Jannah Scott is a faithful servant of Jesus, having served in both the secular and sacred realms.
She has served in governments and nonprofits, both in executive and career positions for the past
30+ years. Highlights of her secular career include:

  • 2019-21 Senior Advisor, US Census Bureau, US Department of Commerce
  • 2017-19 CEO, Arizona Faith Network (Arizona Ecumenical Council)
  • 2009-17 Deputy Director, Obama Administration, Department of Homeland Security
  • 2005-09 Policy Advisor, Faith & Community, Office of Governor Janet Napolitano
  • 2004-05 Unofficial advisor to Phoenix Mayor Phil Gordon
  • 1998-05 CEO of Collaboration for a New Century, a city-serving effort to build the
    capacity of the church to serve the poorest and most vulnerable in our city
    Jannah’s ministry assignments have included:
    2017- Present: CEO, American Center for Religious Freedom, seeking reconciliation and
    religious freedom among people groups in various nations (most recently Azerbaijan-Armenia)
    2022: Lead, Digging Wells for Jesus, a local movement to promote prayer, repentance,
    reconciliation, oneness, and unity among followers of Jesus to manifest God’s glory among lives,
    communities, and churches in Arizona.
    1998-Present: Affiliate, JGM Enternational Prayerlife Ministry, preaching, teaching, and
    discipling believers in prayer
  • 2019-2022 Advisor to African American church leadership on justice efforts
  • 2012-Ministry in Bosnia & Herzegovina with Muslim women’s centers
  • 2007-Current: Ministry in Turkey and with Turkish diaspora in the US
  • 2007-Supported the launch of Christian Bilingual University of Congo/Congo Initiative
  • 2005-2008 Led the “Ministry of Presence” effort out of the Arizona Governor’s Office in
    the aftermath of the 2005 hurricanes (Katrina, Rita and Wilma)
  • 2003-Present, Family, International Foundation /National Prayer Breakfast Gathering
    (served in the Carriage House with Doug Coe 2003-2016)
  • 2003-2005 Supported PrayerQuake Statewide Prayer Conferences team in Arizona
  • 2003 Church Planting Team for New Generation Christian Fellowship Church
  • 2001-16 Engaged with faith leaders as a faith leader and government official on local,
    regional, national, and international security issues
  • 2001-2002 Chaplain, Phoenix Mercury Women’s Basketball
  • 1998-2003 Community Outreach Ministry at Central Arizona Shelter Services
  • 1998 – 2002 United Methodist Outreach Ministries on-campus chaplain services
  • 1996-2003 FIBC Intercessory Prayer, Worship and Licensed to Ministry of the Gospel
    Jannah holds academic degrees, both earned and honorary and has been blessed to receive
    numerous awards and acknowledgements from cities, state and congressional representatives.
    She is the author of “Standing on the Wall: Prayers to Preserve the Integrity of a Nation”