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Taking You Deep So You Can Live Wide.

“Take your marriage to the next level and learn God’s
greatest principle of marriage: oneness.
Your marriage deserves it.”

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Our Oneness Story

At the tender age of 16, I was aware God had a plan, a purpose, and a desire for my life. Two years later, I met ShirleyAnn, and our hearts became one. Our oneness with God and with each other lasted for 58 years. She was the love of my life and the life of my love.

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About The Book

Dr. Timothy M. Hill

General Overseer of the Church of God

Every couple – particularly those in ministry - needs to read One + One = One. It’s the whole package...

And the two shall become one.
These six powerful words from Mark 10 are engrained into the believer as the quintessential plan for a husband and wife. It is the epitome of a Christ-centered marriage, where two people come together and are “one flesh,” and is perhaps the most powerful description of life-long commitment between a man and a woman.

When I was asked to pen this foreword it came without hesitation as I can think of no other couple that best demonstrates this Biblical principle than Tony and ShirleyScott. I knew from observing the Scotts for decades that their model of Christian servanthood, partnership in ministry, commitment to one another, and unrequited love was an example of which every couple should endeavor to emulate.Tony and Shirley Scott’s one + one relationship reminds me of Psalm 133, “Behold, how good and how pleasant it is for brothers to dwell together in unity! It is like the precious oil upon the head…” Their unity as a couple was like precious oil, as it was poured out upon those around them when they ministered together for decades in Toledo. I recall when they took the church as a young couple, basically re-launching a struggling congregation to turn it into an influence for Christ, not just in Toledo, but around the globe. Paula and I’s friendship with Tony and Shirley has been priceless as we can recall challenges and triumphs as fellow pastors. Leading with Tony as members of the International Executive Council for a major Pentecostal denomination was a privilege.
Shirley Scott was purely Pentecostal, the daughter of a minister, and a pastor’s wife. She was the Proverbs 31 woman, serving at home and giving life-long care and influence to their children, Darin and Melony. Shirley’s children rise up to call her blessed. Her character was loving and effervescent, never meeting a stranger, and always finding ways to promote her husband in ministry. At the same time, she was a minister in her own right, working as an integral part of the leadership and operations of the church. I was honored to witness her becoming credentialed as anordained minister in the denomination in which Tony and I serve, and her taking that title seriously as a tool to lead even more effectively.

Every couple – particularly those in ministry - needs to read One + One = One. It’s the whole package, starting with the first day they met. After that, you didn’t see one without knowing the other was nearby. She was never behind him, but beside him. It includes happy times, challenges, tragedies, and victories. The phrase One + One = One is woven throughout its twelve chapters, each of which concludes with an examination of the “oneisms.” It features word-for-word entries from their personal journals. While its publication came after Shirley’s untimely passing, she is truly the co-author. Tony’s intensely candid thoughts shared in the final chapters about losing his soulmate serve as a spiritual and emotional roadmap for recovery.
Quoting Tony’s own words, he sums it up: “Because of the principle of oneness that we have learned and lived, my life is still benefiting since she is so totally ingrained into my DNA. Forever, it will be One+One= One.”

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Jentezen Franklin

Senior Pastor, Free Chapel

There is no doubt that marriages are under attack, especially in the church, and One+One=One by Tony and Shirley Scott will impart truths only found in 55 years of marriage.

The Power of Oneness—what a powerful truth and what an antidote to the crisis of divorce and infidelity that has plagued our nation for over forty years. There is no doubt that marriages are under attack, especially in the church, and One+One=One by Tony and Shirley Scott will impart truths only found in 55 years of marriage.

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Marcus & Joni Lamb

Founder – President, Daystar Television Network

I can think of no greater message for husbands and wives everywhere at this junction in humanity’s history.

In his book One+One= One, Pastor Tony Scott undeniably brings across a deep and life-changing understanding of the foundational truth God has given His children to live by—LOVE. Love for God and love for one’s mate and family. I can think of no greater message for husbands and wives everywhere at this junction in humanity’s history. And there are no finer people than Scott & his lovely wife Shirley, now resting in the arms of Jesus, to share their remarkable and unshakeable love story from their hearts to yours than this precious couple.

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Phil Cooke, Ph.D.

Author, Media Producer, and founder of Cooke Media Group

Get this book. It’s the kind of story we don’t hear about in today’s polarized media, but it’s a book that will leave a lasting legacy.

First—it’s a powerful and touching tribute to an amazing marriage; but just as vital, it’s the perspective we need at this cultural moment. I had the opportunity to work with Tony and Shirley and saw their remarkable relationship in action. Their lives had far more impact when they stood side by side, and every day they showed us what a great marriage could be. Get this book. It’s the kind of story we don’t hear about in today’s polarized media, but it’s a book that will leave a lasting legacy.

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Pastor Tony &  Kaci Stewart

 Lead Pastors Citylife Church
Tampa Florida

One + One = One is an epic manuscript of the beautiful six-decade love story of Pastor Tony & Shirley Scott, but it is much more than just a story. It is a true gift and a tool that has been given to the Kingdom at such a critical time in our culture and society. It will not just speak to the individual or couple about living a blessed and prosperous life, but it will be a compass and a road map to help you navigate through difficult seasons. The Scott’s have truly loved, lived, and embodied these Kingdom principles and found the secret to becoming “ONE.” This book will bless and speak life to anyone who reads it.

Sammy Rodriguez

President, National Hispanic Christian Leadership Conference (NHCLC)

Get ready for an emotional journey. Tony and Shirley's life and love teach us what 'for better, for worse, for richer, for poorer, in sickness and in health, to love and to cherish, until death do us part' really means.

One + One = One is the incredible story of Tony and Shirley Scott's 55-year marriage that found its strength in Jesus Christ and in their selfless commitment to each other. Get ready for an emotional journey. Tony and Shirley's life and love teach us what 'for better, for worse, for richer, for poorer, in sickness and in health, to love and to cherish, until death do us part' really means. Whether you're single, engaged, married or widowed, we all have important lessons to learn from this book.

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Chad Connelly

President, Faith Wins

I could hardly stop reading this deep and sometimes raw story…Chapter after chapter of Shirley’s words and Pastor Tony’s words of intentional love and commitment give us lessons to live by on our own journeys and an example to follow and duplicate.

Every believer and certainly every married couple needs to read, experience and live One + One = One. I could hardly stop reading this deep and sometimes raw story of Pastor Tony and Shirley’s 58-year life journey where God let them experience life and challenge to the fullest and how HE showed them the way to overcome was together. The two of them, who have made such an impact for God’s Kingdom here on earth for so many, have given all of us the prescription for today’s division by demonstrating God’s Word of UNITY in the toughest of life’s circumstances. Chapter after chapter of Shirley’s words and Pastor Tony’s words of intentional love and commitment give us lessons to live by on our own journeys and an example to follow and duplicate. I’m excited to pass along this message that is so desperately needed in our churches, our nation and the world! God Bless you, brother!

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Jim Garlow

CEO, Well Versed

Truth be told, almost everyone who reads this book has suffered great loss, losses from which we never fully recover. It is this point that causes me to encourage everyone to read this.

Reading the love story of Tony and Shirley was captivating. I loved every bit of it– including the account of the “closing and opening drapes” to accommodate–or rather hide–the nightly kiss. All of us smiled as we read that. Or the embarrassing moment of being in the back seat of the car at McDonald’s and the ensuing conflict that required the intervention of Tony’s mom to save the day. We all could feel Shirley’s frustration and Tony’s desperation coming right off the pages of the book. 

Yet, as I read it, there was an underlying sense of – what word should I use here? – dread. I knew that the final section of the book would include Shirley’s departure from this earth. Seeing the purity and depth of their love, I did not want to arrive at a chapter in which Shirley would be leaving Tony behind on this earth – alone. 

There was another reason I dreaded that chapter. I, too, went through the pain of saying goodbye to the wife of my youth, after she had an intense, painful and unsuccessful six-year battle with cancer. As I read Tony and Shirley’s account, I was reliving the joys and then the pain of Carol’s and my story. That made reading the book very difficult. 

And I remember exactly how I felt as I talked to Shirley in January of 2019 in Miami, Florida at a meeting. It was – to my recollection the first time I had met her. It would also be my last. Having walked through the cancer journey with my spouse, I focused on her, talking to her, hearing her story. As I finished that 10-minute or so conversation, the thought went through my head, “What is ahead for this couple?” I was concerned. Even in that brief meeting, I saw the qualities that Tony wrote about. 

Truth be told, almost everyone who reads this book has suffered great loss, losses from which we never fully recover. It is this point that causes me to encourage everyone to read this. Tony and Shirley’s love was exceptional. That alone makes the book worth it. But the greater the love, the greater the loss. But after the loss, we have to find ways to somehow move forward.

John Nielson, a Nazarene pastor, once wrote, “While it is certainly true that we do not sorrow as those who have no hope, then it must also be true that we do not hope as those who have no sorrow.” We all recognize the first portion of the above quote as coming from the writing of the Apostle Paul (1 Thess. 4:13). As Christ-followers, we all certainly believe that “we do not sorrow as those who have no hope.” But it is in the last part of the quote, “we do not hope as those who have no sorrow,” that we uncover the rawness, the excruciating pain inflicted by the loss of a loved one.

What will this book do for you? For starters, it is the model that high school and college students need to read to understand the joy of pure, Christ-honoring courtship. Secondly, it can become a model for countless married couples who could learn so much from the pristine love of Tony and Shirley. Thirdly, it – and this one is harder – can begin to prepare one for the eventuality of the death of your loved one. Fourthly, it guides one in how to attempt to navigate life when that loss occurs.

My advice? Buy one and read it. Then buy multiple copies and give them to those you love.

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Perry Stone

Voice of Evangelism Ministries

There are times in life you will experience things that just don’t add up. Yet, it is all a part of the life process and experiences that make us who we are. You will learn from this book why ONE + ONE really does just equal ONE!

At the age of 18, I became personally acquainted with an amazing young couple, Tony and Shirley Scott.  Thus began a long close friendship of now 44 years that has always been a tremendous blessing to my life.  It is my privilege to write an endorsement for ONE + ONE = ONE. 

This incredible book, ONE + ONE = ONE, is one of the best books about marital relationships that you will ever read!  It is an autobiography of an amazing journey of love that is tested through hardship and trials, including the endurance and faith needed when physical suffering hits your one true love. In this book, there are numerous Biblical concepts and insightful instructions that will help strengthen your relationship with your spouse.  Each chapter reveals powerful truths that will inspire your mind and spirit.  At the conclusion of each chapter, there are a series of statements that are excellent for use in small group Bible studies.

Tony and Shirley were inseparable, only by death. There are times in life you will experience things that just don’t add up. Yet, it is all a part of the life process and experiences that make us who we are. You will learn from this book why ONE + ONE really does just equal ONE!

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Travis Johnson

Pastor, Pathway Church

One+One=One is a must-read for every couple who wants to live under a pronounced blessing of unity in God’s design for the marriage relationship.

The Scriptures reveal a principle for the marriage relationship.  Tony Scott and ShirleyAnn effectively reveal that principle in this book One+One =One. I’ve had the unique privilege of watching their marriage and ministry lived out according to that principle. My own wife, Kelly, grew up under their teaching and leadership. Our lives and marriage have been enriched and strengthened because of God’s truth and because of the living letters we’ve both witnessed in their marriage.One+One =One is a must-read for every couple who wants to live under a pronounced blessing of unity in God’s design for the marriage relationship.

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