Our Beliefs & Church Covanant
“Having been led, as we believe, by the spirit of God to receive the Lord Jesus Christ as our Savior, and on the profession of our faith, having been baptized in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost, we do now in the presence of God, angels, and this assembly most solemnly and joyfully enter into this covenant with one another, as one body in Christ.” We also engage to maintain family and secret devotion, to religiously educate our children, to seek the salvation of our kindred and acquaintances, to walk circumspectly in the world, to be just in our dealings, faithful in our engagements, and exemplary in our deportment; to avoid all tattling, backbiting, and excessive anger; to abstain from the sale of and use of intoxicating drinks as a beverage, and to be zealous in our efforts to advance the kingdom of our Savior. We further engage to watch over one another in brotherly love, to remember each other in prayer, to aid one another in sickness and distress, to cultivate Christian sympathy in feeling and courtesy in speech, to be slow to take offense, but always ready for reconciliation, and mindful of the rules of our savior to secure it without delay. We moreover engage that when we remove from this place, we will as soon as possible unite with some other church, where we can carry out the spirit of this covenant, and the principles of God’s word. And now unto Him, who brought us from the dead, our Lord Jesus, be Power and Glory forever, Amen.
What we stand for, what we accomplish
Our Call To Serve
As a body of believers, we uphold the centrality and exclusivity of the gospel. We believe that Jesus Christ, who is God incarnate, is the only way of salvation and that the Bible is the inspired and inerrant scripture Word of God.
We believe Christ has vested the authority of his church in the members of the local congregation, especially as they are reprehom they appoint. Our goals are to: live our daily lives in the love and forgiveness of Jesus Christ and joyfully follow him.
Over 60 ministries are currently represented at our church. The Ministry to Internationals promotes the diverse and cosmopolitan character of our church, in order that we might increasingly become a “house of prayer for all nations”.
REV. DR. EDWIN A. DAVIS
Reverend Dr. Edwin Allen Davis was born on 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 Street in Houston, Texas.
Pastor 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 (formally 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.
Pastor Davis has completed 18 Hours of Doctoral Studies towards a Doctorate of Ministry degree at 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. Rev. 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. Rev. Davis after retiring from the Houston Police Department became a Professor at Houston Community College in 2006 teaching in their Criminal Justice Department. He was one of the first instructors to teach at the new Houston Community College Northline campus in 2008. He was also an Adjunct Professor for Prairie View A&M University in 2007-2008. In January 2009, Rev. Davis was appointed to the Rank of Major within the Harris County Sheriff’s Department by Harris County Sheriff Adrian Garcia.
Rev. Davis oversaw the Special Operations & Crime Prevention Bureau. In June 2011, Rev. Davis received his Basic Jailers License Certification from the Texas Commission on Law Enforcement Officer Standards and Education. In March 2016, Rev. Davis was appointed Captain overseeing the Downtown Courthouse Complex Division by Harris County Precinct One Constable Alan Rosen. Rev. 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 in Houston, Texas. In November 1987, Rev. Davis was called to Pastor the Galilee Missionary Baptist Church located at 6616 D S Bailey Lane in Houston, Texas. Rev. Davis is an inspirational preacher, teacher, administrator, director and church musician. Rev. 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. Rev. Davis received the “Living Legend Award” from the College of Education at Prairie View A&M University on April 16, 2011, received The Visionary Pastor’s Award in May, 2013; and the Star of Success Award from the National Forum of Black Public Administrators in August, 2013.
Rev. Davis is married to the lovely Dr. Charlotte J. Davis, and has four lovely children, Eric, Erica, Chelsea and Courtney; one grandson, Aubrey and three granddaughters, Alyssa, Aurielle and Carter. 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.
Dr. Charlotte J. Davis is a native Houstonian who grew up in the Studewood community. Her educational career began in the public school system, graduating as valedictorian from Booker T. Washington High School. Passionate about education, she began her collegiate studies with Sam Houston State University receiving a Bachelor of Business Administration with a major in Accounting. For several years she worked as an accountant before returning to school to receive a Masters in Education/Counseling.
Again God’s favor prevailed in her career promoting her to an Assistant Principal position for a local school district, next she went on to become the Director of Guidance and Counseling and currently serves as Assistant Superintendent for Student Support Services. On August 5, 2006, Charlotte J. Davis received her Doctorate of Philosophy in Counseling Education from Sam Houston State University…TO GOD BE THE GLORY!
DR. CHARLOTTE J. DAVIS
OUR FIRST LADY
Galilee’s ministers, deacons, and trustees work with Pastor Davis to fulfill a wide range of duties that include but are not limited to teaching Sunday school and Bible Study; visiting nursing homes, hospitals, and funeral homes to pray with individuals experiencing hard times; and facilitating the Christian education programs such as classes related to young adults and the Singles ministry.
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