BOWLING GREEN, FL, August 21, 2018 — Marquis Who's Who, the world's premier publisher of biographical profiles, is proud to present Pastor James Harold Davis with the Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award. An accomplished listee, Pastor Davis celebrates many years' experience in his professional network, and has been noted for achievements, leadership qualities, and the credentials and successes he has accrued in his field. As in all Marquis Who's Who biographical volumes, individuals profiled are selected on the basis of current reference value. Factors such as position, noteworthy accomplishments, visibility, and prominence in a field are all taken into account during the selection process.
Pastor Davis is a longtime clergyman who first became a pastor at the Lake Ruth Baptist Church in Bartow, FL, in 1963. Serving the Lord nearly every year since, he has pastored at number of churches across Florida, including Wauchula Hills Baptist Church, First Baptist Church in Lake Mary and First Baptist Church in Terra Ceia. He also served as a minister to senior adults and was director of the Golden Agers at the West Bradenton Baptist Church between 1990 and 1991. Retiring in 2002 due to several health issues, Pastor Davis was able to return to serve five years later as a pastor at the Immanuel Baptist Church in Bowling Green, where he remains today.
Serving on the board of directors of the United Christian Action in Jacksonville for 16 years between 1974 and 1990, Pastor Davis joined the Rotary Club of Lake Mary in November 1973 and joined the Rotary Club of South Manatee in Bradenton in 1977 to 2006 and then moved to Bowling Green and joined the Rotary Club of Hardee County where he has been for 12 years and was made the Rotarian of the Year 2018 by the Rotary Club of Hardee County.
Pastor Davis earned a Bachelor of Arts in Ministry from the Bethany Divinity College and Seminary in 1983 and a Master of Arts in Ministry from Bethany Theological Seminary in 1984. He formerly served in the U.S. Army between 1956 and 1959. Pastor Davis has been highlighted in the fourth edition of Who's Who in Religion and the 22nd edition of Who's Who in the South and Southwest. Born in Bowling Green, Pastor Davis was married to his first wife Myrtie Sue Smith of Bartow for 29 years until her death in 1987. He married Marilyn M. Duden Zippay in 1988 which ended in divorce in 1993. He married Ollie Mae Perry July 8, 19956 in Bradenton and was married to her until her death on December 31, 2016. He is the proud father of two daughters.
In recognition of outstanding contributions to his profession and the Marquis Who's Who community, Pastor James Harold Davis has been featured on the Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement website. Please visit www.ltachievers.com for more information about this honor.
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