Bishop Carl H. Scott was born in York, Pennsylvania. He is the son of the late Herbert and Phoebe Scott and comes from a family of ten children. Bishop Scott attended York City Schools and graduated from the William Penn Senior High School. He has been happily married to Diane A. Harris, with whom he celebrated 61 years of marriage in September of 2012. They have six children, 17 grandchildren and nine great-grand children. In 1976 he was licensed to the Gospel ministry by the Bethlehem Baptist Church of York. In May 1977 he and his wife, Diane, founded the Bible Tabernacle Church.  He attended Lancaster Bible College from 1976 to 1979. He has attended the Hampton University Ministers Conference for the last 34 years. He was ordained to the Gospel ministry in August of 1977 at the Fortieth Street Church of God International in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He was credentialed with the Christian and Missionary Alliance National Church Ministries from 1983 to 2007.  Bishop Scott was employed for sixteen years as Manager of Computer Operations for AMF Incorporated (now Harley Davidson) in York, Pennsylvania until he resigned in 1979 to enter into full time ministry.  Bishop Carl Scott has served our York community in various capacities over his many years of service:

* Past President of The Black Ministers Association of York              * Founding  Secretary of The Black Ministers Association of York    * Co-Founder and Co-Captain of The York City Police Chaplain’s    Corps Retired in 2003 after serving 20  years

* Past member of the school board of Logos Academy (An urban Christian School in York).

* Director of the Bible Tabernacle Youth Development Drop-In Center

* Past Member of the board of directors of The Fatherhood Workshop of York

In addition to his roll as pastor of The Bible Tabernacle Christian Center of York, he presently serves:

* Member of The Black Ministers Association of York

* Chairman of the Civil Service Commissioners for the York Area Regional Police Department

Bishop Scott has received several awards for service to his church and community, including:

* The Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Governor’s Award for Crime Prevention

* The Liberty Bell Award, presented by the York County Bar Association

* The Community Service Award, from Stepping Stone (a drug and alcohol counseling organization)

* Eugene Blum Ecumenical Award for Community service from the York County Council of Churches

* The “Bronze” Good Citizenship Award from the Sons of the American Revolution

* The 2001 Human Services Award from The Black Ministers Association of York  

Bishop Carl Scott received an honorary Doctor of Divinity Degree from St. Thomas Christian University on February 24, 2013. He has led a number of building projects to the mission fields in Liberia, West Africa; Burkina Faso, West Africa; and visited mission works in Cote d’Ivoire, West Africa; and Paris, France. Bishop  Scott continues to serve as pastor of the Bible Tabernacle Christian Center, where he celebrated his forty-first anniversary in July 2018.  He is regarded in the York area as the “father of many pastors” and as someone who is respected and admired for his dedication to this community and ministry.

To contact Bishop Carl Scott please call (717) 846-4141 or email