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Elder Tonya P. Davis, Pastor

Elder Tonya Parker Davis is truly a Woman of God.  She is saved, sanctified and filled with the Holy Ghost.

She accepted Christ into her life on September 19, 1990 and answered the call to preach the Gospel at Philippi Church of Christ Disciples of Christ; on November 22, 1998; under the leadership of Bishop Randy B. Royal.  Her initial sermon was entitled “Come to Jesus, He’s Got the Power.”  She graduated from the Southern Assembly School of Religion in July 2000 and was ordained an Elder in November of the same year.  Since then she has received a certificate of Biblical Studies and an Associate Degree in Theology from the Life Changing Bible Institute; and has returned to pursue a Doctor of Theology Degree.

Her commitment to Philippi Church and her calling had placed her in leadership roles which included Chairperson of the Ministerial Executive Board for three consecutive years, Ministerial Association’s President, Vice President, Treasurer, Secretary and Advisor to the President at Philippi Church.

Elder Davis later joined the Grainger Chapel of Christ, Disciples of Christ under the leadership of the Honorable Bishop Robert E. Jones.  She has served as the Youth Sunday School Teacher.  She currently serves as the Chair of the Board of Elders for the Southern Assembly Churches of Christ, DOC, and she is the founder of New Life Ministries, which was birthed in July of 2014.  Her ministry grew to become New Life Church of Christ, Disciples of Christ where she is the founding Pastor.

Elder Davis is an active participant in the Outreach and Evangelistic Ministries.  God is utilizing her in ministry to proclaim the rhema word to singles and married couples.  She has proclaimed the word of God at Women Conferences throughout the state.  Elder Davis’ commitment to extending the walls of the church included initiating a bi-monthly fellowship with the patients of the Farmville Health Care Nursing Home. She later initiated the “Our Daily Bread Ministries”, which is an outreach program comprised of volunteers coming together, once a month, to provide spiritual and physical food for the homeless.  The Lord has led her to launch a Youth Ministry which allows the youth to be educated, empowered, and inspired by the word of God on a monthly basis via conference call, workshops and seminars.

Elder Davis is a firm believer and a “champion of the WORD”.  She believes wholeheartedly that “Moreover whom he did predestinate, them he also called: and whom he called, them he also justified: and whom he justified, them he also glorified.”  (Romans 8:30)  Her motto is “…work the works of him that sent [you],…”  (JOHN 9:4).  Elder Davis utilizes every avenue to witness to the goodness of God which includes her place of employment, the grocery store, the highways, the byways and has even preached it on the mountain tops!  She reveres God for the many gifts and callings that he has bestowed upon her and for simply being the “I AM” in her life.  God is a wonder in my soul, and I will bless his name!”

This woman of God is happily married to Deacon Gary Davis and they have two beautiful children; Galen and Tianna.

She is a registered nurse by profession.  She currently holds a Master of Science Degree in Nursing; specializing in Leadership and Management.  She is also a board-certified case manager.  Most importantly, however, she is a child of God!!


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