Dr. Rick Scarborough

Dr. Rick Scarborough is a pastor, author, public speaker, and Christian activist. He has mobilized pastors for more than 30 years, impacting communities across the nation. He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Houston Baptist University, a Master of Divinity degree from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, and a Doctor of Ministry degree from Louisiana Baptist Theological Seminary. In addition to founding and serving as President of Recover America, Dr. Scarborough is also the founder of Recover America Action, Vision America, and Vision America Action.

Dr. Scarborough is an ordained Southern Baptist Minister and served as the Senior Pastor of First Baptist Church of Pearland, Texas from 1990 to 2002. During his time there, he encouraged his congregation to live their faith and consider running for public office. The church was known as a soul winning church, baptizing over 2000 new converts, and relocating to state-of-the-art facilities during that time. Eventually, his church members occupied most of the seats on the city council and local school board. Three church members later served with distinction in the Texas State Legislature, one of whom is now in the U.S. Congress, Congressman Randy Weber. Deleted end of last sentence

Since resigning from First Baptist Church of Pearland in 2002, Dr. Scarborough has personally addressed over 20,000 Pastors and Faith Leaders across America, encouraging them to be salt and light in the civil arena. From 2016-2018 he commuted to Washington DC from Houston weekly, teaching in-depth Bible studies to members of Congress, the State Department, the Pentagon and other governmental agencies.

In 2018, Dr. Scarborough stepped down from leading Bible Studies in DC to return full-time to encouraging and mobilizing pastors to engage the culture with Biblical truth to help save America from moral disintegration. To facilitate this mission, he founded Recover America, a 501c3 in 2018, which is a Christian non-profit organization, and in 2021, he founded Recover America Action, a Christian 501C4, which allows for more advocacy but is not tax deductible.

Dr. Scarborough is the author of four books, including the best-selling Enough is Enough (2008) and Mighty Men Stay on Track (2016). He has also written numerous booklets and pamphlets. He has written published articles and appeared on live broadcast media and radio, speaking about the need for pastors to engage the culture.

Dr. Scarborough received a B.A. from Houston Baptist University, M.Div. from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, and a D. Min. from Louisiana Baptist Theological Seminary, with additional studies at Dallas Theological Seminary. He and his wife, Tommye, have three children, one of whom is in Heaven and four grandchildren.

Chief Operating Officer

Dr. Jill Foote

In September 2021, Dr. Jill Foote joined Recover America as Chief Operating Officer, where she focuses on strategy and logistics. Previously she was faculty in Rice University’s Business School for 19 years teaching investment management to MBA students, following a 13-year career in finance at Goldman Sachs in New York City. Dr. Foote has a B.A. in Economics and Managerial Studies from Rice University, an M.A. in Economics from New York University, and a PhD in Economics from Fordham University.

Prior to joining Recover America, Dr. Jill Foote was Senior Lecturer in Finance, Director of the Rice Business Finance Center, and Director of the M.A. Wright Fund (the MBA student-managed equity endowment fund) at Rice University’s Jesse H. Jones Graduate School of Business. Her principal teaching responsibilities were in investment management. She was also Faculty Advisor to the Rice Finance Club. She worked at Rice Business from 2002 until 2021.
Prior to her faculty position at Rice Business, Dr. Foote also has 13 years of experience from Goldman Sachs in New York City. Her final seven years at Goldman were spent as a Vice President, managing projects in strategic initiatives, new business ventures, risk management, and operational, regulatory, and financial reviews. The first six years were spent as a sales associate in Fixed Income – first in Money Markets, then in Emerging Debt Markets.

Dr. Foote has an undergraduate degree in Economics and Managerial Studies from Rice University, where she graduated Magna Cum Laude and Phi Beta Kappa. She has an M.A. in Economics from New York University, and a Ph.D. in Economics from Fordham University, where she was named to Omicron Delta Epsilon, the International Economics Honor Society. She also has a Chartered Financial Analyst designation and is a member of the CFA Institute and CFA Society Houston.

Executive Assistant and Office Manager

Janet Cook

Janet has been with Dr. Scarborough over 20 years handling the day to day operations in the office as well as scheduling and coordinating events for Recover America.