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 and her husband William; also seven grandchildren, Trimonte, LaRon, Jordan, Charles, Avery, Ja'lyn, Charli 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 (Youth Group) 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 Assistant Pastor - College Hill COGIC, Trustee, Sunday School/YPWW teacher, Jurisdiction YPWW President (Youth Department), 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 (Youth Department). 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, Gibbs Junior College in 1961 with an Associate in Arts, Florida A & M University in 1963 with a Bachelor of Science in Education, and Golden Gate University in 1979 with a Master of Public Administration. He has also received an Honorary Doctorate from Saint Thomas Christian College in 2012 with a Doctorate in Divinity.


Work/Civic and Religious affiliations over the years include:

Elementary School Teacher for 3 years, Coordinator of Childcare/Head start in Hillsborough County, West Tampa Neighborhood Service Center Manager, Hillsborough County Community Action Agency Director, State Supervisor for the Florida Census Bureau, Tampa/Hillsborough County Ministerial Association, Martin Luther King Scholarship Fund Board of Directors, NAACP Tampa Branch, Tampa Urban League member, Police Athletic League Board of Directors/President, Member of Big Brother/Big Sister Organization, Life Path Hospice Foundation Board of Directors, Community & Law Enforcement Workshops & Services Board of Directors, President of Pastors on Patrol, Family Enrichment Center Board of Directors/CEO (current)


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 an enriched civic and religious life experience. (to contact Supt. Davis please email