Bishop Lindsey Davis

Lindsey Davis was assigned to The Louisville Area effective September 1, 2008. He was elected to the episcopacy in July 1996 from the Kentucky Conference and was assigned to the North Georgia Area, where he served for 12 years.

Born in Durham, North Carolina, Bishop Davis spent most of his life in Kentucky and holds degrees from Union College, University of Kentucky, Lexington Theological Seminary, and Kentucky Wesleyan College. He was ordained Deacon in 1978 and elder in 1981. Bishop Davis served as Associate Pastor at First United Methodist Church of Lexington, Senior Pastor at Mayo Memorial United Methodist Church, and St. Luke (Lexington) United Methodist Church, and Superintendent of the Lexington District. He was Assistant Director, Office of Educational Development at the University of Kentucky College of Medicine; Director of Educational Development, University of Alabama, College of Community Health Sciences; and Consultant for the Department of Family Medicine and Pediatrics at the University of Kentucky College of Medicine before entering the ministry. Bishop Davis co-chaired the Uniting Transition Team for the Louisville Area in 1996. He served as a delegate to General Conference and Southeastern Jurisdictional Conference in 1992 and 1996.

Bishop Davis has served on the General Council on Ministries (1996-2000). He served as Director of the General Board of Global Ministries (GBGM), and President of the United Methodist Committee on Relief (UMCOR) (2000-2004). He served on the General Council of Finance and Administration (GCFA) from 2004-2012. He served as GCFA President from 2008-2012. He was a founding member of Path 1, our denominational new church planting emphasis and served on the board from 2004-2012. He currently serves as the chair of the Audit Committee of the General Board of Global Ministries (GBGM). He also serves as the Vice President of Emory University Board of Trustees, and a member of the Robert W. Woodruff Health Sciences Center Board of Emory University.

Bishop Davis is married to the former Jennifer Mink of Pineville, Kentucky. Their children are Laura Ellen Miller, an elementary school teacher, and her husband, Dustin, a partner in Government Strategies, Inc., who live in Lexington, Kentucky; and John Lindsey Davis, a mortgage loan officer, and his wife, Jennifer, a real estate attorney, who live in Woodstock, Georgia. The Davises have three grandsons, Jackson Lindsey Davis, Davis Scott Miller and Blake Warner Miller, and one granddaughter, Taylor Ann Davis.

Mission Statement
is to provide effective leaders for the development of vital congregations filled with faithful disciples.

Vision Statement
is to have an effective pastoral leader in every congregation and the laity in ministry in their communities and around the world.

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