About the Pastor



A visionary… A leader… A preacher… A mentor…An administrator… A son… A husband… A father A friend…

The Real G’ Man…The Real Godly Man……describes the many hats worn by Pastor Derrick Davis, the proud under shepherd of the Tabernacle of Praise Missionary Baptist Church.  His passionate, humble and gifted attributes embraces a character just right for transforming the lives of those searching for a more meaningful and deeper relationship with the Lord Jesus Christ; just right for those seeking the real truth;  just right to build the Kingdom for Jesus Christ.

His out-of-the box approach to ministry reaches across age barriers, gender and denominations. He believes that we cannot contain an information seeking, IPOD generation with an 8 track ministry. So, Pastor Davis is dedicated to transitioning the church to meet needs of the young, the middle aged, the seasoned saints in the house.  The unsaved are at the very apex of his agenda.

As a son, he is the eighth of William Davis and the late precious Mother Gloria Jean Davis.  As a husband, Pastor Davis has been married for 22 years to Glenda Davis, affectionately recognized as “The Fragrance” of Tabernacle of Praise.  Then as a father, he and Lady Glenda are proud parents of three amazing children who are dedicated to the ministry; they are Derrius, their twins Glenise and Derren.

With divine dignity Pastor Davis accepted his call to preach the Gospel on February 23, 2003.  Expeditiously, God elevated him to Youth Pastor under the leadership of Pastor B.C. Brooks of Praise of Zion Baptist Church who was given an unction of the Holy Spirit to have Pastor Derrick licensed on March 30, 2003 and ordained by  June 1, 2003.  Because God had need of a leader for His flock, the pastoral journey was to organize the Saints and lead them as their moderator and Pastor of the Tabernacle of Praise Missionary Baptist Church on October 29, 2003.

It is no wonder then that such an illustrious Pastor would be committed to providing for saints and sinners relevant, functional unadulterated messages generated from God and His immutable Word.  He is a captivating orator bound and determined to teach the truth.

logosEngaged in a life of learning, Pastor Davis graduated from Hamilton High School in 1985 and Jett Barber and Business College in 1989; he has taken valuable leadership courses from the University of Memphis and Christian Brothers College.  For over 25 years he has enjoyed a career at Federal Express Corporation and now serves as a Program Administrator in Human Resource  ~ Diversity and Affinity Group, located at FedEx World Head Quarters in Memphis, Tennessee.


Pastor Derrick Dewayne Davis shares:

God is… ”the Joy and the Strength of his life”. When people hear him minister, he wants them to… “look deeper than the surface-find out what God is saying to them.”

The best part of what I do…”is work for the Savior, and serve as His mouth piece daily.

The worst part of what I do…”people can’t see my heart; the way I feel about the Lord and them.”

I preach because…”of my divine assignment and certainly I am chosen.  When I get to Heaven…” I am going to say Lord, Thank You for all you have done for me.”

He is …Senior Pastor…authentic…genuine …successful…cool…The Real G’ Man

Derrick Dewayne Davis

Email Pastor Derrick Davis at pastor@topmbc.org.