Bishop Sidney L. Davis, Founder
Bishop Sidney L. Davis was born in Hearne, Texas and graduated from Hearne High School. He presently resides in Virginia Beach, VA and is married to Barbara High Davis. They have two blessed children. Gerald Davis, Tamara Davis-Morton and four grandchildren. Bishop Sidney L. Davis answered the call to preach the gospel in 1996. He preached his initial sermon December 22, 1996. Bishop Davis was ordained to be pastor for Saint James Missionary Church in Virginia Beach, Virginia under the leadership of the late Dr. Charles A. Vinson.
Bishop Davis is a graduate of Tidewater Community College and holds two Associate Degrees, one in Automotive Technology and the other in Business Management. He is a graduate of The Evan-Smith Institute sponsored by the school of theology of Virginia Union University where he received his ministerial training. He also received additional training from Regent University and Providence Theological Seminary.
Bishop Davis founded Saint James Missionary Church December 6, 1999 and began his pastorate at Saint James the second Sunday, August 13, 2000 and has served faithfully to this present time. Bishop Davis has accomplished many deeds in a short time at Saint James. The leadership of Bishop Davis is reflected through the vision set before him and His work within the Kingdom.
A glimpse of the leadership of this servant includes:
· The expansion of international missions including assistance of orphanages in Djibouti, Africa and pastoral consultation in India.
· Development of local Hampton Roads Youth Leadership Council
· Development of Chosen Daycare and Educational Academy
· Saint James Missionary Church Leadership Institute
· Bilingual Church Services
· GED grant development and proposal with local community colleges
· Ordination of Ministers and Deacons
· Counsel with pastors and church leaders providing oversight, leadership and guidance
· License of Evangelist and spiritual oversight to launch Saint James Missionary Church in Florida
· Birth of Evangelism Ministry
· Bonding of Church Trustees and the Appointment of Church Administrator
· Purchase of Church Building Location at 5724 Old Providence Road, Va. Beach, Va.
Bishop Davis is always available giving of himself without hesitation and unselfishly to serve not only the people of God, but other leaders as well. He takes his responsibility and position of Shepherd very serious as he fathers, protects, counsels and guides each and every sheep God has placed in his care. The word Pastor captures his original call and qualifications (1 Tim 3:1-7 & Tit 1:5-9) but now the more accurate representation of His current leadership and future growth is inherent in the change of his title to Bishop.
It was recommended by the church body and leaders of Saint James Missionary Church that Bishop Sidney L. Davis be consecrated as Overseer/Bishop on December 17, 2011. The purpose and intent was to recognize and honor the spiritual leadership of God through manifesting an adequate biblical representation of the current transformation, growth, responsibilities and vision of Saint James Missionary church. The office of Bishop is not grounded by the number of churches but the expansion and level of responsibility. Subsequently, there remains a strong desire for his diligence, character, integrity, leadership and oversight by a wealth of Pastors and Government Officials. He has recently founded Churches United in Christ International where he is the prelate and oversees several churches. Bishop Davis is the Co-President for Minister’s Taking A Stand for the State of Virginia and a member of the Hampton Roads Ecumenical Council of Bishops.
Bishop Davis believes in I Peter 5:2-3 “Be Shepherds of God’s flock that is under your care serving as overseers – not because you must, but because you are willing, as God wants you to be; not greedy for money, but eager to serve; not lording it over those entrusted to you, but being examples to the flock.”