meet the pastor

Superintendent Charles Davis, the ninth of ten children born to the Holy Union of Willie and Doretha Davis in St. Petersburg, FL. The family moved to Tampa, FL, December 1949. He met Deloris Longworth and after a short courtship, they were married on December 17, 1966. Their family consists of four daughters, Charlotte, LaTonia and her husband Brian, Karin and her husband Ron, and Amber; also six grandchildren, Trimonte, LaRon, Jordan, Charles, Avery, and Ja'lyn, and 4 great grandchildren. He credits God’s guidance and his wife’s dedication to the home and their children for the success of his family for many years.  


The rich COGIC background privileged to Superintendent Davis, by his parents Bishop W.E. Davis & Mother Doretha Davis, motivated him to surrender his life to Christ at the age of twenty-five after which he began to build, by the help of the Lord, a positive biography as a Christian. He credits his strong faith in God to the teachings of his father, mother, and Grandmother Ross. Further, he believes a faithful allegiance to the Sunshine Band, Sunday School, and a respect for parental authority are sure ingredients for a blessed life. Mother Mary Conage has a profound effect on his spiritual life as Sunshine Band Leader and Sunday School Teacher.


Superintendent Charles Davis has worked in nearly every level of the church with ordinations to include Deacon and Elder. He has served as Assist. Pastor, College Hill COGIC, Trustee, Sunday School/YPWW teacher, Jurisdiction YPWW President, Finance Chairman, First Administrative Assistant to his father Bishop W.E. Davis, deceased, and as chairman of the Administrative Board. The most enjoyable office held in the church without a doubt for Superintendent Davis was Jurisdiction YPWW President. He has also served as the Chairman of the Elders Council of the Jurisdiction of Southwestern Florida. He has recently been appointed Superintendent of the Greater Tampa District. Elder Davis attended the Public Schools of Pinellas and Hillsborough Counties. He graduated from H.W. Blake High School in 1959, Florida A & M University in 1963, and Golden Gate University in 1979.


Civic and religious affiliations include:

Tampa/Hillsborough County Ministerial Association, Martin Luther King Scholarship Fund Board of Directors, NAACP Tampa Branch, Tampa Urban League member, LifePath Hospice Foundation Board of Directors, and the Family Enrichment Center – Board of Directors/CEO. Special Appointments: Presidential Appointment Local Board Twenty Seven (27) Selective Service System, Mayor’s Community Awareness Task Force, Florida Bar Grievance Committee – Thirteenth Judicial and State Board Member of One Church One Child, Appointed by the Governor. Superintendent Davis considers himself blessed to have enriched civic and religious life experience. (You can contact the Pastor at pastor@chcogic.org)