Southern Baptist Convention
Dr. 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 where he was an outstanding collegiate quarterback and three sport standout.
David graduated from East Central. He received his Master's degree in Education from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Fort Worth, Texas and his D.Min. from Trinity Theological Seminary in Newburgh, Indiana. David has also received two honorary doctorates. One from 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. David was the last American to interview Mother Teresa prior to her death in 1997.
For over 30 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 multiple trips to India to hold area-wide crusades as well as having contributed financial support to build churches. David has also made trips to Argentina and the Philippines as part of his ministry.
David also developed a nationally-acclaimed presentation that allowed him to speak in public schools. He was the national spokesperson for D.A.R.E. for 12 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 has 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, and Representatives, and Senators from all 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. David was inducted into the Duncan Sports Hall of Fame in 2006.