Our Senior Pastor

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The Reverend Ammie L. Davis, BS, MDIV, MA, MBA

  "Combines a love of God with a passion for ministering to the People."

  • Reverend Ammie L. Davis was born in Philadelphia, Mississippi on December 25, 1965.  She is the second of seven children born to the late Mrs. Thelma Ruth Butler and Mr. Charles Lee Davis. During her childhood, she learned the value of hard work and determination as she helped care for her siblings. Reverend Davis attended Hattiesburg High until her senior year when she transferred mid-fall to Forrest County Agricultural High School.  She graduated from Forrest County Agricultural High School in 1983 and went on to attend Clark Memorial Junior College on a basketball scholarship.  In the fall of 1985, she transferred to William Cary College where she remained until enlisting in the United States Navy in January 1988.   
  • Reverend Davis was commissioned as a Chaplain Candidate Program Officer in the United States Navy Reserves in April 2002.  In August 2002, Reverend Davis graduated from the Navy Chaplain School in Newport Rhode Island, subsequently reporting to Turner Theological Seminary at the Interdenominational Theological Center, Atlanta, Georgia.  August 12, 2005, Reverend Davis was commissioned for active-duty to serve in the United States Navy Chaplain Corps.  Reverend Davis served 14.5 years enlisted (Hospitalman Corpsman) and 13.5 years as an officer (Chaplain) in the United States Navy.  After 28 years of military service, Reverend Davis retired from active duty service on September 30, 2016 as a Lieutenant Commander in the Navy Chaplain Corps. 
  • Reverend Davis served her country as a Navy Chaplain, Hospitalman Corpsman, Emergency Medical Technician, Physical Therapy Technician, member of the All Navy, All Marines, All Armed Forces Women’s Basketball Team, the 1996 The International Military Sports Council (CISM) and participated in the 1996 Military World Games. Her military experience includes: August 2013-October 2016: Naval Construction Battalion Center; June 2010-August 2013: Navy Recruiting Command DET Atlanta, Atlanta, Georgia; November 2009-May 2010 Camp Leatherneck, Helmand Province, Afghanistan; 2009- 2010 7th Engineers Support Battalion, 1st Marine Logistic Group, Camp Pendleton, California; 2005- 2009 Marine Corps Air Station Chapel, Beaufort, South Carolina; 2002-2005 Chaplain Candidate Student, Atlanta, Georgia; 2000-2002 Naval Ambulatory Care Center, New Orleans Louisiana; 2001 Promoted to Hospital Corpsman First Class; 1997-2000 Naval Hospital Roosevelt Roads, Puerto Rico; 1995-1997 Naval Hospital Cherry Point, Cherry Point North Carolina; 1990-1995 Naval Hospital Orlando, Orlando Florida; 1992 Promoted to Hospital Corpsman Second Class; 1990 Promoted to Hospital Corpsman Third Class; 1990 Naval School of Health Sciences, San Antonio, Texas Physical Therapy Technician ‘C’ School; 1990 Naval Hospital Portsmouth, Portsmouth, Virginia. Phase II Physical Therapy School; 1988-1990 Naval Hospital Charleston, Charleston South Carolina; 1988 Naval Hospital Corpsman ‘A’ School, Great Lakes, Illinois; 1988 Naval Recruit Training Center, Orlando Florida (Seaman).
  • Reverend Davis earned a Bachelor of Science (BS) Degree in Business Administration and Human Resource Management in 2000 from Southern New Hampshire University. In May of 2004, she graduated with honors from Turner Theological Seminary at the Interdenominational Theological Center (ITC), Atlanta Georgia with a Master of Divinity (MDIV) Degree in Psychological of Religion and Pastoral Care and Counseling. While a student at Turner Theological Seminary, Reverend Davis was elected to serve as President of the Turner Fellowship, inducted into the International Society of Theta Phi and Who’s Who among Students in American Universities and College.  In February 2005, Reverend Davis was elected President of Turner Theological Seminary Alumni Association.   Reverend Davis graduated with a Master of Arts (MA) Degree in Management and Leadership in 2011 and Master of Business Administration (MBA) Degree from Webster University in 2014. She is a PhD Candidate at Regent University matriculating in Organizational Leadership with an emphasis in Ecclesial Leadership.  
  • Reverend Ammie L. Davis is a member of the Eighth Episcopal District of the African Methodist Episcopal Church, the South Mississippi Annual Conference and the Southeast District.  The Right Reverend Julius H. McAllister, Sr., appointed Reverend Davis on November 20, 2015 to the pastoral charge Zion Chapel African Methodist Episcopal Church, Hattiesburg, Mississippi.  Reverend Davis is the first female pastor to be assigned to Zion Chapel. Reverend Davis has an enthusiastic, innovative, and holistic approach to the Worship Experience, community outreach, and pastoral care for God's people.   Reverend Davis was ordained as an Itinerant Deacon, November 2000 and in November 2002 ordained as an Itinerant Elder by the Late Rt. Rev. C. Garnett Henning, Sr.  Reverend Davis is the Connectional First Vice President of AME/Women in Ministry (WIM), Chaplains’ Executive Liaison to The Right Reverend Frank Madison Reid, III., member of Turner Theological Seminary Trustee Board, Board of Examiners Chair of the South Mississippi Annual Conference, and the State Director for Child Evangelism Fellowship (CEF) of Mississippi Inc.

     

                                    Her life is a testimony to the incredible mercy and boundless grace of God 

                                          through which we all are saved....faith and persistence are the key. 

   

Reverend Davis' Workshops:

Bloom Where You Are Planted  

Effective Communication: A Leader’s Guide to Success

Ministry Beyond the Pulpit: Embracing your Call

Anointed Leadership: A Biblical Model for Church Leaders

Know Thy Self: Personality Assessments & Spiritual Gifts Tools

P.R.E.P. (Prevention Relationship Enhancement Program)

safeTALK (Suicide Alertness for Everyone)

A.S.I.S.T (Applied Suicide Intervention Skill Training)

Family, Marriage, & Personal Resiliency

Team Building – Identify Your Strength

 The Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) 

   

Reverend Davis' Motto:

  

Worship God Wholeheartedly!!!
  Teach God’s Word Effectively!!!
   Reach Out to Others Creatively!!!
  Encourage Others Continually!!!