Our Pastor & Leaders
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.
CHURCH BUSINESS ADMINISTRATOR
Dr. Carvis Junious
Dr. Carvis Junious, a native of Houston, Texas grew up in Acres Homes (an inner city community) in a very modest household along with four siblings and nurturing parents. Carvis attended schools in the Aldine Independent School District. Immediately after graduating high school, Carvis was instantly drawn into corporate america. While matriculating through the inner and outer workings of global logistics, Carvis quickly realized and seized the opportunity to form and establish his very own company, A-1 Air Cargo, Inc., a major name in the intercontinental freight forwarding industry. A-1 Air Cargo, Inc., creates efficient and flexible supply chains for its customers, offering services in air freight, ocean freight, and ground transportation logistics.
After years in corporate america and working with individuals in the private sector, Dr. Carvis Junious realized the need to educate people, particularly those in the middle and lower class of society, the importance of budget and estate planning; so he formed Life Precise Consulting, L.L.C., a tenured group of legal, accounting, technology, financial management, and personal business strategy professionals, who’s company mission statement is “the essentials you need today…to protect your tomorrow”. Their primary focus is to assist individuals in organizing and preparing their life essentials in the event of their incapacity or death.
When asked, what or who does he contribute his success to, he quickly replied “my love for Jesus Christ. I can look over my life and career and see both seasons of success as well as struggles and pitfalls,” says Carvis, “God has allowed it all. It’s all done with the purpose of the Lord drawing you closer to Him, getting you closer to where He wants you to be. And it can be painful sometimes until you reach the point where you can see it’s all been for a purpose, and that’s a true moment of awakening and rebirth.” Although Dr. Carvis Junious’s professional achievements are significant, he derives his greatest pleasure from his role as a mentor and spiritual leader.
Carvis is active in his community, he seeks to make life better for all around him. God blesses all of us with one gift, but Dr. Carvis Junious has been blessed with many gifts. He is a graduate of the Art Institute of Houston receiving a bachelor of fine arts degree.
Next, Carvis went on to earn a Masters of Business Administration degree from Sam Houston State University and lastly,
a Doctor of Education degree from Texas Tech University.
Prior to joining the staff at Galilee Missionary Baptist Church, Carvis served as our percussionist. Carvis has been a dedicated member since 1994. Because of his maturity, keen discernment and loyalty, Carvis was appointed by Rev. Dr. Edwin A. Davis to be our Church Business Administrator as well as a trustee. His departments include: Information systems, accounting, human resources, and payroll.