Pastor Jack Davis
Rev. George J.(Jack) Davis, Jr. was born in Augusta County where he grew up on a dairy farm in the small village of Spottswood. He graduated from Riverheads High School and attended Blue Ridge Community College. He graduated from the Radio Engineering Institute in 1972, and worked in the broadcasting industry and later migrated as a Industrial Electrical Sales Engineer for several companies in his 30+ year career. He has a current FCC radiotelephone license.
His call to ministry came after an Emmaus experience in the late 1990's but God had been calling most of his life. He grew up in the Associate Reformed Presbyterian Church and was an ordained deacon. His pastor there was a great influence in his early Christian formation.
A job change resulted in he and his family moving to Bedford in 1987. There his family started attending Main Street United Methodist Church and during his time there he served as lay leader, Administrative Chairman, and as a Sunday School teacher for the Seekers Class.
After his Emmaus experience God's call came and he served his Lynchburg District as District Lay Leader under Ken Jackson and David Drinkard. He entered the ministry candidacy in 2004 and was first appointed as a lay supply to the Center Point Salem Charge and received his license as a Local Pastor in 2005.
He continued to serve the Center Point Salem Charge for seven years. In 2012 Pastor Jack left his secular job in the electrical industry and went into full time ministry. He was appointed to the Peaksview Charge and served Hickory Grove, Wilsons and Mt Olivet congregations. In 2014 he was appointed to the Providence Whites Charge serving Providence and White's congregations. He graduated from Duke University Divinity School Course of Study in 2016. He was appointed to Epworth UMC in Thaxton in 2020.
Pastor Jack Davis considers traditional Wesleyan theology as his faith and belief as a Christian who seeks to bring healing and comfort to our denomination as it faces the future.
Pastor Jack is married to Denise Shiflet Davis and has two children, Philip Jackson Davis, wife Lindsey and granddaughter Madison. and Mary Davis Arrington, husband Eric, grandson Hunter, and granddaughter Jordan.