Lady Tanisha Scott

Tanisha Scott is a native of York PA, the daughter of Tondalayo (Gilbert) Martinez and the Late Ronald L. Nash. Tanisha was brought up in the First Church of the Nazarene under the Pastorate of the late Rev. Williams. She came to know the Lord Jesus Christ as her Savior and was baptized at the early age of 12. At the age of 15, she became a member of the Bible Tabernacle Church where she participated in the choir and many youth activities where the foundation of her salvation was solidified. This is where she met the love of her life, Shelton W. Scott.

They soon began dating and became high school sweethearts. Most of their time “dating” was at the church, which afforded them a lot of time together. Tanisha sat under the example and instruction of her future father in law, Bishop Carl H. Scott who was valuable to her growth by opening the Word of God.  She has affectionately deemed him “her lighthouse.” Because of his light to her, he has inspired her to be a light for others.

Tanisha married the love of her life, and they have been married for 33 years. Out of their union, they have 3 sons; Shelton Wade II., Isaac Javan and Elijah David who are the joys of their lives.

After graduation from York County Vocational School of Practical Nursing, she later attended Excelsior College to become a registered nurse. She lives out her mission of caring for people at York Hospital. She is a passionate advocate for people; in particular the underserved, women, children and the underprivileged. She has a special place in her heart for the intellectually disabled population as their eldest son was diagnosed at the age of 3 with an intellectual disability.

Tanisha is an avid reader for knowledge and pleasure and can often be found with her nose in a book.

Life has not always been a field of daisies for Tanisha but one thing for sure, she knew and knows where her soul is anchored. One of Tanisha’s favorite scriptures is Romans 8:28 NLT “And we know that God causes everything to work together for the good of those who love God and are called according to his purpose for them.” She had a praying mother and grandmother who taught her the value of a strong prayer life, and by extension, the Lord gifted her with a praying mother in love (law) who has subsequently prayed her through some tough times. This has been significant in her growth on this faith journey.

As Tanisha embarks on this new journey with her husband, she looks forward to being in position for what the Lord is calling her to do and her answer is Yes. She is excited to walk through this sacred passage with her husband Rev. Shelton W. Scott as he now becomes her Pastor.

She is humbled to be called Lady Tanisha.