A SKETCH OF THE MAN
Elder James D. Davis

Elder James Davis currently serves as the Pastor of Christ Church of Albany, NY (f.k.a. Christian Memorial Church of God in Christ).   He is also the CEO of Power, Love, and Sound Mind Development Corporation (a non-profit corporation).

Elder Davis was miraculously saved in 1964 and attended St. John’s C.O.G.I.C. under the leadership of the late Pastor John Johnson.  He served in various capacities such as Sunday School Teacher, Y.P.W.W. President, Assistant Church Treasurer, and Junior Deacon.  He was called to the ministry in 1970.  He began serving as Pastor of Christian Memorial in 1987.

Elder Davis is in his forty-fifth year of marriage to the former Ms. Linda Marie Graham.  They have three grown sons and three grandsons and one granddaughter.  Elder Davis has served as a pastor for the past 26 years.  He relinquished his position as a Manager at Niagara Mohawk Power Corporation in 1994 after 26 years of service to engage in full-time ministry.  He was appointed as a District Superintendent in 1995 by the late Bishop LeRoy Anderson, former Presiding Prelate of Western NY Jurisdiction #1.  He served as a member of the Board of Governors of the Christian Men’s Network founded by the late Dr. Edwin Louis Cole, the father of the Men’s Movement, and author of Maximized Manhood.  He served on the board of Alpha Pregnancy Center.

Elder Davis is highly respected in the community, among other ministers, and within the brotherhood of believers.  He has a heart for men to be maximized in their manhood and for the church to be the people of God; not only in name, but in lifestyle.

He is the CEO of PLS Development Corporation.  This is the non-profit arm of the church where he is working to change the community around the church.  This is being done through property acquisition, land development and programs.

These are but a few of the milestones in his life.  He is a leader, a teacher, a man of integrity, and anointed of God to speak prophetically to the men and women of this generation.