Dr. Charles H. Davis, Th.D.
“A Saint With A Vision”
The son of deceased parents, Calvin James Davis and Victoria Gregg Davis, Dr. Charles H. Davis came from humble beginnings. He is the fourth 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 is married to Roberta Lomax Davis and together they share six children, twelve grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.
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, Sumter, South Carolina. He is a Master Mason, Red Hill Lodge #144, and a Notary Public for the state of South Carolina.
He has held memberships with the South Carolina Sheriff’s Association, Greenville Branch of the NAACP and member of the Executive Board, South Carolina Education and Missionary State Convention, Progressive National Baptist Convention, Black Concerned Clergy Association, Durham Ministerial Alliance, The O.R. Rubin Scholarship Fund, Commission of Moderators of South Carolina, The Baptist Minister’s Fellowship of Greenville, The Inter-denomination Ministerial Alliance (IMA) of Greer, South Carolina. He recently became a board member of Respect Yourself and the Palmetto Law Enforcement Association of Greenville, South Carolina and Chaplain for Civitan Greenville and a member of the Board of Directors.
Dr. Davis has been the recipient of the “Key to the City of Sumter,” presented by the Sumter City Council; the Contribution Award, given by Benedict College; the Leadership Appreciation Award, Wateree Baptist Association (Lower Division), and the Presidential Citation Award presented by Morris College. He has also received church, community and organization awards from Rafting Creek Baptist Church, Morris and Benedict Colleges, Pastors and Christian Workers Conferences, South Carolina State Conventions, Progressive National Baptist Convention, Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc., and Heritage Registry of Who’s Who. On motion to the SC House by Senator Ralph Anderson, March 18, 2006, was declared as Dr. Charles H. Davis Day in Greenville, South Carolina.
On April 11, 2013 for his 7th Anniversary as pastor of Tabernacle Baptist Church, Dr. Davis was honored with a Resolution from the Senate from the House of Representative and other recognitions motioned by Senator Karl B. Allen, District #7.
He was married to the late Francine A. Davis.