The son of deceased parents, Calvin James Davis and Victoria Gregg Davis, Dr. Charles H. Davis came from humble beginnings. He is the f ourth child of eight siblings; four brothers and three sisters of which one is deceased. He was born in Sumter County South Carolina, and then moved to Jacksonville, Florida where he received his early education before moving back to South Carolina.
He was married to the late Francene A. Davis for thirty-nine years of which four daughters were born to this union.
He is now married to Roberta Lomax Davis and together they share six children, twelve grandchildren and six great-grand children. Dr. Charles H. Davis received the Lord Jesus Christ as his personal Savior in January, 1964, the very day his mother passed. He was baptized that same year. After the passing of his mother, he was raised by his grandmother and grandfather in Jacksonville, Florida.
Dr. Davis is the tenth minister to pastor the Tabernacle Baptist Church. His pastoral tenure includes: Rafting Creek Missionary Baptist Church in Rembert, South Carolina, New Bethel Missionary Baptist Church, Mulberry Missionary Baptist Church in Sumter, South Carolina and Mt. Zion Missionary Baptist Church in Camden, South Carolina.
He has respectively served the Wateree Baptist Association (Lower Division) as Executive Board Member, Clerk, Vice Chairman, Chairman, Vice Moderator and Moderator.
Furthermore, he has earned a Ministerial Certificate (Bachelor of Divinity) from Morris College, an Accounting Certificate from LeSalle University Extension, Los Angeles, California, a Bachelor of Science degree from Morris College, a Master of Divinity and Doctor of Theology Degrees from Slidell Baptist Seminary, Slidell, Louisiana, and an Honorary Doctor of Laws Degree from Morris College. He also graduated from the Police Academy in Columbia, South Carolina.
Dr. Davis served two terms on the Sumter School District 17 Board as a Trustee. He served as an instructor for the SC Congress of Christian Education and for the School of Religion for the Degree Program at Martin Webb in Greenville, South Carolina. His past service experience includes employment with the Sumter County Department of Social Services, an Operation Specialist of SC, and Manager of Golden Gate Supermarket. He was the first full time black salesman of Brody’s Department Store and an inspector of finished furniture at Georgia Pacific,