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Dr. Christopher B. Davis, Sr.
Reverend Davis is numbered as one of the emerging transformative voices committed to preaching a theology that informs sociology. For nearly 20 years, Dr. Davis has made it his mission to take God’s Word to a hurting and lost generation, as he follows his God-given mandate to “Build Believers to Build the Kingdom”
As senior pastor of St. Paul Baptist Church since 2000, Dr. Davis leads one of the most vibrant churches in Memphis. In the last ten years, the 135-year-old church has grown from approximately 200 members to over 1500. Due to this tremendous growth, Dr. Davis led the congregation in acquiring its current 14-acre campus.
A native of Proctor, Arkansas, Dr. Davis was called at the age of twenty-one to preach God’s Word. He was licensed in the gospel ministry in 1994, and subsequently ordained in 1996. He graduated with Bachelor of Arts degrees from both the University of Arkansas and Arkansas Baptist College. He earned the Master of Arts in Religion degree (Cum Laude) from Memphis Theological Seminary in Memphis, Tennessee. In June 2007, Rev. Davis received his Doctorate of Ministry degree with special emphasis on Preaching and Leadership from the United Theological Seminary in Dayton, Ohio. In 1998, he was awarded the honorary Doctorate of Divinity degree from Arkansas Baptist College.
Dr. Davis has received numerous awards and recognition. Because of pastoral achievement, preaching ability and other ministry accomplishments, he was named one of the “20 to Watch” by The African American Pulpit Journal for 2008. This list is announced every three years and clergy throughout the country are nominated. Dr. Davis has been inducted into the Martin Luther King, Jr. Board of Preachers and Collegium of Scholars of Morehouse College. His sermons, Deliverance Brought by Death and Living on the Left Side of God have been published in the African American Pulpit. Dr. Davis also served as a member of the advisory board of The African American Pulpit.
Dr. Davis was a contributor to The African American Lectionary, a collaborative project with the Kelly Miller Smith Institute of the Divinity School, Vanderbilt University. This resource is an online, ecumenical preaching and worship lectionary. He was also a contributor to I’m Challenged: Daily Meditations for Christian Living, published 2009, Grant House Publishers.
Dr. Davis has served as assistant professor of pastoral ministry and preaching at Memphis Theological Seminary, Memphis, Tennessee since 2007.