Rev. Tanya Pittman
If anyone asks you who I am, tell them I'm a child of God. The Reverend Tanya Yvette Pittman entered this world as a New Year’s Day baby and was graced with the proud parents of David and Helen Berry Pittman. Her family has resided in the metropolitan Atlanta area since the 1800s and she is a fourth generation Atlantan. She grew up in a loving and caring family with three older siblings to keep her from doing anything wrong, and two younger siblings to tell on her if she tried. She attended Atlanta Public Schools as an honor student and graduated in the top 5% from West Fulton High School. She received the Bachelor of Science degree from Georgia State University with a major in Communications. In 2010, she earned a Master of Divinity degree from the Interdenominational Theological Center at Gammon Seminary, graduating with high honors. She focused her seminary studies on pastoral care. Reverend Pittman is also a certified paralegal.
On June 16, 2015, Bishop B. Michael Watson commissioned Rev. Pittman as a Provisional Elder in the North Georgia Conference and appointed her to serve as an Associate Pastor at Cascade United Methodist Church. She will provide ministerial leadership for the Outreach Division. Rev. Pittman previously served the Harris Chapel United Methodist Church in Palmetto, Georgia, and the Rocky Head United Methodist Church in Atlanta, Georgia. She strongly believes in connectional ecclesiology and networked with several other United Methodist Churches to provide Holy Week services for the past four years. In the same spirit of connectionalism, she joined with 11 pastors of South Fulton churches to sponsor an inaugural golf tournament to fund an ecumenical Easter Sunrise service at the Historic College Park Golf Course and a summer golf camp for youth.
Rev. Pittman was employed in the legal field for over three decades as a legal assistant specializing in corporate finance. She also has expertise in estate planning and administration. She left the international law firm of Jones Day after over 17 years of employment to devote herself to full-time ministry. Rev. Pittman currently serves on the Board of Directors for the Youth Hope Builders Academy of the ITC and as a volunteer for Angel Flight. She has also devoted her time and talents to non-profit fundraising for churches, political campaigns, the United Negro College Fund, the Georgia Special Olympics, and other non-profit agencies. She is a member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, is listed among the Outstanding Young Women of America and Who’s Who in America, and supports many other civic organizations.
When it comes to traveling for fun she is a beach lover and prefers the Gulf Coast and the Caribbean. Her special interests include supporting cultural arts, spending time with family and friends, playing golf, spectator sports, and just living a fun and adventurous life. She considers the phrase “I pray for you, you pray for me, and watch God change things,” to be modern-day scripture and the best description of her is that she is a child of God. To God be the glory.