In 1982 he was commissioned Pastor of Rhema Christian Center having began that work with seven members. The Church has grown profoundlyt and is making an impact in the northeast Columbus, Ohio. The church has assisted in establishing six (6) local congregations and developed Dayspring Christian Community Development Corporation providing affordable housing and economic opportunity for low-income families.
La Fayette has ministered to men across the United States and throughout the world. He is also a charter member of the Fellowship of International Christian Word of Faith Ministries (FICWFM)
Through the Network of Local Churches, La Fayette is recognized and set in the Church as an Apostle and fuctions in that capacity to many leaders, churches and ministries locally, nationally and internationally. La Fayette has minstered throughout the United States, Israel, Zimbabwe, Russia, South Africa, Australia, Latvia, Estonia, Sweden, Tanzania, Uganda, Kenya, Singapore and throughout the Philippines, Indonesia, Malaysia and the Dominican Republic.
He has authored two books: “What is the Church Coming To?” and “It’s The Walk Not The Talk”. As well as numerous manuals, articles and papers to strengthen the church and train leaders. In May, 2003 Pastor Scales received and Honorary Doctorate of Divinity from Beulah Heights Bible College in Atlanta, Georgia.