REVEREND DOCTOR JOVAN T. DAVIS, a native of Passaic, New Jersey was nurtured in a single-parent home, under the guidance of a God-fearing grandmother, who was instrumental in exposing him to the gospel of grace and mercy. After graduating from Passaic High School in Passaic, New Jersey (1998), Pastor Davis continued on to Lincoln University of Pennsylvania, the first Historically Black College and University, where he was awarded a Bachelor of Science Degree in Biology/Pre-Med (2002). Pastor Davis, has earned a Master of Divinity Degree from Palmer Theological Seminary (formerly Eastern Baptist Theological Seminary) in Wynnewood, PA (2006). Also, Pastor Davis graduated from the University of the Virgin Islands Summer Global Leadership Academy, obtained master level credits in Pastoral Counseling from Loyola College of Maryland, and received level two Clinical Pastoral Education credentials from Abington Memorial Hospital in Abington, PA. Pastor Davis recently earned his Doctorate of Ministry degree in Congregational Growth and Development at Drew Theological Seminary of Madison, New Jersey.
Pastor Davis, under the direct tutelage and spiritual direction of his spiritual father, Dr. C. Matthew Hudson, Jr., was licensed to the gospel ministry (2002) and ordained (2005) at St. Paul’s Baptist Church in Philadelphia, PA. There he utilized his administrative and preaching gifts as Minister of Administration and Finance, Youth Pastor and a founding board member of the St. Paul’s Urban Harvest Ventures, Inc., a non-profit Community Development Corporation (2002-2006) where he later also serves as its Executive Director. In 2007, Pastor Davis faithfully served as the Pastor of the True Light Baptist Church in Grand Rapids, MI and later became the Pastor of Ebenezer Baptist Church in Englewood, NJ. In both of these churches God used Pastor Davis mightily to grow the churches spiritually, physically and financially.
Today, Pastor Davis is the proud pastor of the St. John Missionary Baptist Church in Boynton Beach, FL. In just a little over a year, Pastor Davis has demonstrated to the great people of St. John and its community that he is a true visionary and a gifted new generation preacher who has an undeniable passion for God’s Word and God’s people. Pastor Davis partner in ministry and marriage is Jamila Harley-Davis, a Certified Life Coach and founder of Passions Life Coaching, Inc. Together they are the proud parents of their four beautiful children.