Rev. Dr. 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 North Florida in Jacksonville, Florida where he earned a 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 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.
He was elected to the Tampa City Council March of 2007 and he was sworn in on April 1, 2007.
Dr. Scott is a man who cares deeply for the community as is reflected in his service on the: Hillsborough County Aviation Authority, Hillsborough County Hospital Authority, Hillsborough County Port Authority, The Tampa Sports 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.
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 Thirty-Fourth Street Church of God where he has served as senior pastor for 33 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. He also serves as the Chairman of the Florida State Association of the Church of God.
Dr. Scott has been married to his lovely wife Lady Marva for 38 years. They have two sons (Marcus and Marlon), one daughter (Marla), and Twelve grandchildren.