Scott Costain

Elder

Passions & Hobbies

I consider myself an avid outdoorsman, I enjoy playing golf and being active, I like to keep moving. I also enjoy riding my motorcycle.

Life changing moment

Alcohol and drugs were a significant part of my teenage years. When I graduated from High School I no plans for my life and had no idea how to be or act like man, this was deeply troubling to me. So between the alcohol, drugs and no life plan I found myself at a crossroads. I believe God met me there at the crossroad and slowly guided me to a life fuller than anything I could have ever imagined.

Favorite Bible Story

I have always marveled at the friendship of David and Jonathan. I especially appreciate Jonathan’s unwavering love for David in spite of fact that David was the anointed king and therefore Jonathan would not be able to hold that position. Jonathan was still a great leader for his people, he seemed to be content with the plans God had for his life instead of being jealous of David.

What I want my legacy to be

I would like to be a friend like Jonathan to my friends and family.

Person who had a significant impact on my life

My father, Bill Costain. He has taught me so many things in life. He has a God given gift to create from scratch or fix so many things.  I love my job and much of that has to do with what I learned from him. He has many fine qualities but two stand out above the others, he has shown me how to be generous to others and he loves being outdoors and has passed this on to me.

People would be surprised to know that

I have always disliked writing and I hate writing about myself, this whole exercise has been a huge weight hanging over my head, I loathed the thought of trying to put into word some of the answers to these questions. However I have noticed that I don’t have a problem talking about myself, go figure.

Family

My wife Joanne and I were married in 1992. We have five children, usually two cats and a dog.

Favorite Music

I am kind of a music Neanderthal, I will listen to just about anything. I do however enjoy many of the old hymns.

Favorite Sports Team

I am a diehard Buffalo Bills fan

Education

I graduated from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in 1991 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering