Victor Davis Carl Davis, Sr. ("Rev. Davis"), the seventh child of the late Walter Riley and Myrtle Mae (individually, "his father" or "his mother", collectively "his parents") Davis was born and raised in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Rev. Davis attended Milwaukee Public Schools, graduated from Custer High School, received a scholarship to attend Macalester College in Minnesota. He later attended the University Biblical College in Bethany, Oklahoma.
Nurtured in a loving home with strong family values and a solid Christian foundation, deepened his Love for the church and strengthened his willingness to serve in any capacity. In 1986, his father's health began to deteriorate. During those times, Rev. Davis would spend quality one-on-one time with his father engaging in intimate conversations, while receiving spirit-led directions for the ministry. As the mantle was being passed from father to son, his father wanted the church to be "greater." In 1988, the church was renamed "Greater" Mount Sinai Church of God in Christ. In that same year, Rev. Davis received his Pastoral appointment.
With genuine love for his family, the care and compassion for God's people and the sense of urgency to revitalize the community, Rev. Davis totally and completely surrendered to the Will of God. God saw his pure heart and humble spirit and blessed the Greater Mount Sinai church with a modern day Joshua, preaching and teaching the gospel message of salvation from the King James Version of the Bible.Tumultuous times were not always kept at bay. As the clouds began to rise, Rev. Davis continued to hold steadfast to the Word of God and openly confessed, "I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me." Phil. 4:13. The Word of God promises, "But they that wait upon the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary; and they shall walk, and not faint." Isaiah 40:31. Standing firm on God's promises, the Greater Mount Sinai membership increased from 75 members to its present membership of over 900 members. To God Be the Glory!
Rev. Davis was born a product of visionaries and carried the visions forward to fruition. Understanding the importance of higher education, Rev. Davis was instrumental in assisting his mother in the establishment of the Myrtle Davis Education Fund ("MDEF"). Her continued aspirations were to one day provide safe, affordable and comfortable housing for senior citizens. On October 23, 2004, that dream became a reality with a ribbon-cutting celebration and dedication of the Myrtle M. Davis Senior Complex. On September 9, 2006, to honor his father's legacy, Rev. Davis, along with the Greater Mount Sinai family, celebrated and dedicated the Walter Davis Senior Complex.
In 2003, Rev. Davis was recognized by his Pastoral peers for his exemplary community involvement and was the recipient of the Black Excellence Award. With the warm embrace of the “Next Move of God” and his continued efforts to meet the needs of our community, Rev. Davis has added an early Sunday morning service, revamped and revitalized the Men’s Ministry to promote and encourage the men to become better fathers, husbands and committed men of God. His heartfelt love for all of God's people and his faithfulness to God’s call on his life, on December 5, 2011, Rev. Davis humbly accepted and was formally licensed as Superintendent of the New Covenant District in the 3rd Ecclesiastical Jurisdiction of Wisconsin. In 2019, Rev. Davis became Superintendent of the Brotherly Love District in the Wisconsin Northwest Jurisdiction under the leadership of Bishop C.H. McClelland.
Rev. Davis is filled with an abundance on unselfish acts of generosity, giving out of personal sacrifices time and time again. Rev. Davis has relinquished personal property and belongings to witness the visions of his parents unfold. Rev. Davis is a devoted husband to First Lady Vannessa L. Davis,father of two daughters, Donnetta Marie and Shaunae LaToya; one son, Victor Carl, Jr., three grandchildren, Bliss, Curtis, and Sameer. Rev. Davis is a true example of integrity and an encouragement to all who know him.
Last updated: 7/2019