In 1982, God set forth a vision through Evangelists Harry and Palestine Davis with a desire to see multitudes, multitudes in the valley of decision to be set free, for the day of the Lord is near….” (Joel 3:14). This is what Evangelist Harry Davis said during many revivals. He also quoted “The Spirit of the Lord is upon me because he has anointed me to preach the gospel to the poor, he hath sent me to heal the broken hearted, to preach deliverance to the captives, and recovering of the sight to the blind, to set at liberty them that are bruised.” (Luke 4:18) and (Habakkuk 2;4) “But the just shall live by His faith.”
In the summer of 1985, a Bible Study began in their home. However, on March 31, 1986, Rev. Harry Davis, Sr. went home to be with the Lord. God still had a plan for this ministry. On May 14, 1986, his wife, Co-Pastor Palestine Davis exhibited much courage, who by the leading from the Lord, continued Thursday night bible studies. The Lord had spoken, and the Word grew and multiplied, and Davis Memorial Word Church was born.
The following years, the church embraced some transitions from the changing of its name to changes in location. Our journeys were guided and blessed by the Lord.
In 1996, under the leading of the Holy Spirit, and with much prayer and fasting, a building was purchased, which is the present location. The Lord had given us specific directions for purchases through tithes, offerings, and faith.
In October 2005, another part of our vision unfolded when we began our women’s fellowship, Women of Prayer, Power and Faith.
We have expanded our community outreach this year to the neighborhood street gangs through witnessing and future sports events. God has certainly given us a “Now Walk of Faith”, by becoming a “church without walls.”
Our Pastor, Palestine O. Davis, overseer