Pastor Barbara Davis
Pastor Barbara A. Davis was born in Va. Beach, VA., and her parents are the late Charlie High, Sr. and Rosa High. She has one brother Charlie High, Jr. and she is married to Bishop Sidney L. Davis and with this union they have two blessed children, Gerald Davis and Tamara Davis-Morton and four grandchildren. Pastor Davis is a graduate of Tidewater Community College and is a Registered Nurse. She also has received ministerial training from Providence Theological Seminary. She accepted Christ at an early age and was a member for 29 years at the Big Piney Grove Baptist Church, Va. Beach, VA., where the late Bishop Charles A. Vinson was Pastor. She served at Big Piney Grove Baptist Church in various ministries such as; deaconess, missionary, youth leader, chair of building fund, and began youth bible studies.
In December 1999, she helped her husband, Bishop Sidney L. Davis, with establishing St. James Missionary Church under the direction of the Holy Spirit. She serves as Pastor, and faithfully serves as the Building Fund Chairperson, Administrator of the Chosen Daycare and Educational Academy, and oversees the Evangelism ministry, Nurses, Armorbearer, and responsible for the “Women of Purpose” women’s ministry at St. James Missionary Church. Pastor Davis was licensed to preach the gospel January 22, 2006 and ordained January 21, 2012 by the Sharon Missionary Baptist Association. Pastor Barbara Davis has a heart for missions locally and abroad, and also a love for teaching the word of God. Pastor Davis knows God has a call on her life and He has ordained her, for such a time as this in ministry.
Thank God that St. James is not a church steeped in meaningless traditions, and empty rituals, but allows Pastor Davis to be herself, and not forcing her to be the stereotype of what the world thinks she should be in ministry.
“A wife of Noble Character who can find her? She is worth far more than Rubies. Her husband has full confidence in her and lacks nothing of value. She brings him good not harm, all the days of her life…” “Her children arise and call her blessed; her husband also, and praises her. Many women do noble things, but you surpass them all. Charm is deceptive; and beauty is fleeting; but a woman who fears the Lord is to be praised. “Proverbs 31:10-12; 28-30 NIV