Rev. Dr. Edwin Allen 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 Houston 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. He then went on to earn a Doctorate of Education from the University of Houston Central Campus in 2004. Dr. Davis received "An Honorary Doctorate of Divinity" from Saint Thomas Christian College, Jacksonville Florida on May 20, 2007.
Dr. Davis is an accomplished musician. He plays both the piano and organ. Before his call to the ministry he served as musician for several churches in the Houston area. His call to the ministry came in 1980 but he did not accept and confess God's call until 1985 at the St. Mark Missionary Baptist Church under the leadership of Rev. William T. Glynn.
Dr. Davis was the Director of Music for the First Mt. Olive Missionary Baptist Church when six months later he was called to the pastorate and became the seventh pastor of First Mt. Olive Baptist Church at 5701 Pardee, Houston, Texas on April 13, 1986. In November 1987, Rev. Davis was called to pastor the Galilee Missionary Baptist Church at 6616 D.S. Bailey Lane, Houston, Texas. Rev. Davis is an inspirational preacher, teacher, administrator, director and musician at Galilee Missionary Baptist Church.
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.
After twenty-eight years of service in March 2006, Pastor Davis retired from the Houston Police Department. During his tenure with HPD he was appointed by then Chief of Police, Sam Nuchia to the prestigious position of Chaplain. He was honored with a wonderful write-up in the Jet Magazine (a national publication) as the first Afro American Chaplain of the Houston Police Department. In January 2009 and while working in the Harris County Sheriff Department’s Community Relations Division, Dr. Davis was appointed by Sheriff Adrian Garcia to the eminent position of Major.