DR. EDWIN A. DAVIS
Reverend Edwin A. Davis was born February 15, 1954 in Houston, Texas to Chester A. and Loyce M. Davis (Tennard). He was reared in Third Ward by his grandmother, Mrs. Ophelia P. Davis who had a great impact on his life. Rev. Davis was baptized by the late Rev. N. C. Crain and received his early religious training at St. John Missionary Baptist Church, 2222 Gray, Houston, Texas.
Rev. Davis received his educational training in the Houston Public School System. He attended J. Will Jones Elementary, Miller Junior High and is a graduate of Houston Technical Institute (formerly San Jacinto Senior High School) in January of 1972. Rev. Davis attended Texas Southern University where he majored in Pharmacy and Accounting. He is a graduate of the University of Houston receiving a B.S. degree in Criminal Justice in May of 1988. He later earned a Master of Arts degree in Theology from the Graduate School of Theology Seminary in May of 1990 and a Master of Education in Counseling from Prairie View A&M University in May of 1993. Additionally, he has earned a Master of Divinity Degree from the Houston Graduate School of Theology Seminary in May of 1997. Pastor Davis competed 18 hours of Doctoral Studies towards a Doctorate of Ministry at the Houston Graduate School of Theology Seminary. Rev. Davis received his Doctorate in Education from the University of Houston on August 14, 2004. In addition, Pastor Davis was awarded an Honorary Doctor of Divinity on May 20, 2007.
Dr. Davis is also retired from the Houston Police Department after thirty years of faithful and dedicated service as a Houston Police Officer. During his tenure, he was formally named Chaplain of the Houston Police Department in October 1993. He was selected by a committee comprised of four clergyman and five classified Police Officers. Rev. Davis supervised the department's volunteer chaplains and jail ministers, and served as liaison to the department's Ministers Against Crime groups and local religious communities. He was assigned to the Chief of Police and holds a Basic, Intermediate, Advance and Master Peace Officer Certification. In 2002 Pastor Davis received the "Chief of Police Commendation" for his exemplary service as a member of the Houston Police Department.
Dr. Davis after retiring from the Houston Police Department became a Professor at the Houston Community College in 2006 teaching in their Criminal Justice Department. He was one of the first instructors to teach in the new HCC Northline Campus in 2008. He was also an Adjunct Professor for Prairie View A&M University in 2007-2008.
Dr. Davis in January of 2009 was appointed to the Rank of Major within the Harris County Sheriff's Office by Harris County Sheriff Adrian Garcia. Dr. Davis supervised the Sheriff's Office Community Support Bureau. In 2011 Dr. Davis received his Basic Jailers License Certification from the Texas Commission on Law Enforcement Officer Standards and Education. In March of 2016, Dr. Davis was appointed Captain overseeing the Downtown Courthouse Complex Division by Harris County Precinct One Constable Alan Rosen.
Dr. Davis is an accomplished musician playing both the piano and organ. On April 13, 1986, Rev. Davis became the seventh Pastor of First Mount Olive Baptist Church at 5701 Pardee, Houston, Texas. In Novemember 1987, Rev. Davis was called to Pastor the Galilee Missionary Baptist Church at 6616 D. S. Bailey Lane, Houston, Texas. Dr. Davis is an inspirational preacher, teacher, administrator, director and church musician. Dr. Davis was inducted into the Religious Hall of Fame in Dallas, Texas in 2003. He was awarded the L. A. Simpson "Pastor of the Year" award in Houston, Texas in April 2005. Dr. Davis received the "Living Legend Award" from the College of Education at Prairie View University on April 16, 2011.
Dr. Davis is married to the lovely Dr. Charlotte J. Davis and has four lovely children: Eric, Erica, Chelsea and Courtney.
Pastor Davis is an excellent role model and mentor for the children of Houston, Texas. His humility and perpetual attitude of gratitude are an inspiration to all who know him. We at Galilee Missionary Baptist Church are very proud to have him as our pastor and spiritual leader.