Facts About the Evangelist

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Dr. David Davis

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David's Biographical Information

David Davis is a native of Oklahoma where he was born and reared in Duncan. He graduated from Duncan High School. David was selected as an All-State football quarterback and an All-State baseball pitcher in high school. He continued his education at East Central University in Ada, Oklahoma on an athletic scholarship.

He was selected as a small-college All-American quarterback and established several records during his collegiate career. He still holds the national rushing record for a single game by a quarterback as he rushed for 294 yards in one game. David was a four-year letterman in football and track and a two-year letterman in baseball at East Central. David graduated from East Central in 1972 with a B.S. degree.

David married Libby (Wellington) from Ada in 1973 and they have four children. Libby works with the Texas Rehabilitation Commission. There is: Lincoln (age 36), LeJoy (age 34), Landon (age 26), and Lexis (age 24).

Lincoln owns Davis Pressure Washing Company. LeJoy is an All-State Agent and is married to Larry, who is a Houston Fire Fighter and they are parents of eight-year-old twins - Kayla and Cooper. Landon is an Engineer with Chevron-Phillips and is married to Valerie, who is a nurse at Texas Children's Hospital. Lexis is an Executive Assistant.

David received his Masters degree from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Fort Worth, Texas and his Doctor of Ministry degree from Trinity Theological Seminary. David has also received two honorary doctorates. One from the India Bible Institute in New Delhi, India for his extensive work in that country and one from Central Philippine University located in Iloilo City, Philippines.

For over 25 years, David has traveled across the nation as a full-time Southern Baptist evangelist. He has held revival crusades in over 800 Southern Baptist churches in 26 states. David has also made 15 trips to India to hold area-wide crusades as well as having contributed financial support to build 10 churches. David has also made trips to Argentina and the Philippines as part of his ministry.

David developed a nationally-acclaimed presentation that allowed him to speak in public schools. He was contacted by the national headquarters for D.A.R.E. in Los Angeles and became the National spokesperson for D.A.R.E. for seven years. He was the Keynote Speaker for the National D.A.R.E. Convention in Houston, Texas and has been the keynote speaker at state D.A.R.E. conventions for Texas, Oklahoma, Nevada, Minnesota, Ohio, Arkansas, Louisiana, and Wisconsin.

He has been in over 3,600 public schools in 35 states and spoken to more than four million students face-to-face. He has authored five books and was a featured writer for the national D.A.R.E. magazine published by the Los Angeles Police Department. His nationally-acclaimed high school presentation has been endorsed by the White House, Governors, Congressmen, Representatives, and Senators from across the nation.

David has also been the keynote speaker at over 400 civic organizations (Kiwanis, Lions, Optimist, and Rotary clubs) and has been named as an honorary citizen in several states and cities by Governors and Mayors across America.

All-State Award

An All-State football quarterback and All-State baseball pitcher in high school and a All-American quarterback in college, Davis was inducted into the Duncan High Hall of Fame during an annual sports awards banquet.

“It’s something you appreciate – what your hometown thinks of you,” Davis said of being inducted into the hall of fame. “I’m very, very fortunate – to say the least.”

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While attending East Central University in Ada, Okla. on an athletic scholarship, he set several records. Rushing for 294 yards in one game, Davis still holds the national rushing record for a single game by a quarterback. Before graduating from East Central in 1972, he lettered for four years in football and track and two years in baseball. 

Davis joined other well-known members of the Duncan High Hall of Fame, such as Joe Holladay, a University of North Carolina basketball assistant coach who led the team to a NCAA championship two years ago, and Ricky Stewart, a three-time NCAA wrestling champion and Davis’ first cousin.

“In some way, they made significant contributions to Duncan High School,” he said of the inductees.

He was notified of being selected for the honor while recuperating at home from a life-threatening bout with Bacterial Meningitis.

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“When I got out of the hospital, the chairman of the committee called me and asked what I was doing on May 15,” he said with a chuckle. “I told him that I would probably be meeting a deadline or speaking somewhere.”

In addition to his athletic achievements, after earning a Master’s degree in 1981 and a Doctorate in Theology in 1985, Davis went on to accomplish more as a public speaker and evangelist. From 1997 to 2006, he served as the National Spokesperson for the (Drug Abuse Resistance Education) program. “I’ve been in over 3,600 public schools in 35 states and spoken to more than four million students,” Davis said.

He also performed as a keynote speaker at over 400 civic organizations’ functions, including Kiwanis, Lions, Optimist and Rotary clubs.

As a writer, he has had numerous articles published in the national magazine, circulated by the Los Angeles Police Department, and authored five books.

Davis is also the publisher of the Gulf Coast High School Sports Magazine, a full-color magazine that highlights high school athletes in 13 schools in the greater Houston area.

As a Southern Baptist evangelist, he has traveled across the United States to host over 800 revival crusades. While visiting India 15 times, he held area-wide crusades, provided financial support to build 10 churches and became the last American to interview Mother Teresa. As part of his ministry, he also made trips to the Philippines and Argentina.

Due to his ministerial work overseas, he was presented two honorary doctorate degrees – one from Central Philippine University and the other from the India Bible Institute in New Delhi.