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Bishop Thomas Scott
Vice Chair, Hillsborough County
Bishop Thomas Scott born to the late William Scott and the late Jessie Lee Scott is a native of Macon, Georgia. Dr. Scott was called to the ministry in August 1971 under the ministry of Rev. G. H. Williams at the Community Church of God in Macon, Georgia. He is a graduate of The University of Northern Florida in Jacksonville, Florida where he earned his B.A. in Criminal Justice and a minor in Sociology. He attended the Assembly of God Theological Seminary with a M.A. in Biblical Studies. He is also a recipient of a Doctor of Divinity degree conferred upon him by the Southern California School of Ministry in 1995, and a Doctor of Humane Letters conferred July 29, 2006, from Florida Metropolitan University.
In November 1996, Dr. Scott was elected to the Hillsborough County Commission and was re-elected for two additional terms. He served as the chairman of the Board of County Commissioners from November 1997 through November 1998. He was re-elected as chairman for two additional terms in November 2002 and 2003.
Dr. Scott was elected to the Tampa City Council March 2007 and he was sworn in on April 1, 2007. He served three terms as chairman of Tampa City Council.
Dr. Scott is a man who cares deeply for the community as is reflected in his service on the : Aviation Authority, Hillsborough County Hospital Authority, Hillsborough Area Regional Transit Authority, Florida State Fair Authority, Metropolitan Planning Organization, Tampa Bay Convention & Visitors Bureau, Public Transportation Commission, Emergency Policy Board and many more boards and agencies. Currently serving on the Tampa Hillsborough Sports Authority.
Dr. Scott became the Pastor of the 22nd Street Church of God in April 1980 and led the church in building a new edifice, which is now named the 34th Street Church of God where he has served as senior pastor for 42 years.
The church has grown from 50 members to over 800 members. His vision includes the opening of King’s Kids Christian Academy, which is one of the premier schools in Tampa, Florida, the Tampa Bay Family & community Development Corporation, The SHARE ministry and many other ministries that are reaching and touching lives.
Bishop Scott was consecrated to the office of the episcopacy, November 13, 2015 in Tampa, Florida and has 38 churches under his jurisdiction in the state of Florida.
Bishop Scott has been married to his lovely wife Marva for 47 years. They have two sons (Marcus and Marlon), one daughter (Marla), twelve grandchildren and two great grandchildren.
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