The latter part of the 1970’s he relocated to Jacksonville, Florida and worked in ministry with his spiritual Father the late Rev. Dr. Richard Harry Patrick Cleveland at the 4th Street Church of God. While at the 4th Street Church he served as the pastor of youth and young adults.
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 seen significant growth under his leadership. 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 and many other ministries that are reaching and touching lives.
Dr. Scott has been married to his lovely wife Marva for 38 years. They have two sons (Marcus and Marlon), one daughter (Marla), and eleven grandchildren.
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.
The PUBLIC SERVANT
Rev. Dr. Thomas Scott began service to the Tampa City Council representing District 5 on April 1, 2007. Since April 2008 he has served as Chairman of the Council; once again demonstrating his leadership ability for three consecutive years. Councilman Scott knows and understands the City of Tampa and community at-large. He served as a Board Member on the Tampa Sports Authority, Metropolitan Planning Organization, the Tampa-Hillsborough County Expressway Authority, and the Hillsborough County Transportation Task Force.
Over the years, he has served on the Aviation Authority, Hillsborough County Hospital Authority, Hillsborough Area Regional Transit Authority, Florida State Fair Authority, Tampa Bay Convention & Visitors Bureau, Tourist Development Council, Emergency Policy Board and many more boards and agencies. He is the only person to have served as the Chair of the Hillsborough County Commissioners and the Tampa City Council.