Beyond church walls, delivering the people’s stimulus plan

Wilmington, DE  –In troubled times people search for answers, guidance, and, spiritual renewal. Today, millions of people are turning to Bishop Gregory M. Davis, Sr., one of the country’s next generation of emerging ministers. What makes Davis, who founded the River Of Life Church (Wilmington, DE) and Ebenezer Full Gospel Baptist Church (Downingtown, PA) stand out is not merely his message of empowerment and community revitalization, but the way he delivers it.

“We want to be the church of the new generation,” said Davis. If that means utilizing hip hop as a backdrop to his sermons to attract younger believers, then Davis may use a Kayne West or T.I. song to inspire. If it means going beyond church walls, then Davis will be in the community–addressing its needs and concerns directly. It’s the personal touch that Bishops has.

While furthering his mission, Davis has created a successful brand. His television show, Rejoice In The Word, on the Word Network is currently seen in 65 million homes in 120 countries and reaches 120 million viewers worldwide. The program, which he hosts and produces, is the network’s only live premiere show seen weekly. Also, he hosted one of the most historical television shows on the Word Network Voices of The Black Church, which featured top spiritual leaders from across the nation. In addition, his daily radio show, Let the Healing Begin has nearly 5 million listeners and can be heard on Radio1000.org.

Davis is tuned into to the needs of the masses. So it is only fitting that his Greg Davis Ministries International (GDM Intl.), www.gregdavisministries.org, has announced it is taking direct action to help people in need. Davis has launched his own version of the People’s Campaign Stimulus Plan. GDM will host an all-encompassing career fair on Easter Sunday entitled “Resurrection Weekend Resurrecting the Total Man…Mind Body and Soul.”

“We’re going to have a resurrection of the mind, body and soul,” said Davis. “We will offer tangible help on how to get a job, how to be inspired to entrepreneurship and we will also offer spiritual guidance.” The fair will not only include potential employers seeking new workers in a job fair but also resume and employment skills workshops and even a “work-attire” fashion show. Additionally, Davis plans to distribute boxes of groceries to help attendees in need of food. “In these challenging economic times, it’s important for the church to play a very active role in meeting the immediate needs of the community,” said Bishop Davis, who runs GDM with his wife of 18 years, Pastor Kim A. Davis, who is also co-founder of River Of Life Church (and Ebenezer Full Gospel Baptist Church).

The Career Fair is expected to be a standing room only event–especially when you consider GDM’s previous job fair had people lined up for blocks, and, the fair will be offered during Easter service. For Davis, community activism means bringing the church to the people. “You have to be seen in the community. You have to understand the issues the community is dealing with. And each community is different and the church has to reflect that,” Davis said.

Being truly multimedia, Davis has also authored a number of books, offers his sermons online, and has recorded several CDs. His first CD was Let the Healing Begin, followed by Let the Healing Begin Part 2, a compilation of healing scriptures and meditation, in 2008. He has also released Today is your Day for a Miracle Live, showcasing traditional gospel music. In all, Bishop Davis has written 11 books. His latest, The Dreamers are Coming, is a series of sermonic texts designed to challenge readers to turn their dreams into realities.

Davis established GDM, for which he serves as President and CEO. He also hosts, through GDM, the popular Seven Days of Glory Conference and Deliverance Now Crusades. His ministries aren’t only done from inside church walls, Davis believes in the human touch. The spiritual stimulus is on its way.

March 16, 2009
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