BISHOP ERIC W. DAVIS
WORD OF GOD CHURCH AND MINISTRIES INTERNATIONAL
Bishop Eric Warren Davis is a native of Columbia, South Carolina and a 1986 graduate of Lower Richland High School in Columbia. He is also a 1991 graduate of South Carolina State University in Orangeburg where he obtained a degree in Electrical Engineering Technology. In 2008, he received certification in Executive Leadership (CEL) from Cornell University. Bishop Davis is married to Vanessa L. Davis and God has blessed them with three sons – Ezra Warren, Elias Warren, and Emmanuel Warren.
In 1996, Bishop Davis accepted the call to ministry and re-located once again to Columbia, South Carolina, leaving a successful professional career in order to pursue ministry - his primary passion. Upon returning to Columbia, South Carolina, he became the Associate Minister of Little Zion Baptist Church in Winnsboro. There, he worked with the prison ministry, youth ministry, and single’s ministry. Bishop Davis formed an independent outreach ministry working with the Oliver Gospel Mission and the homeless of Columbia. The Night Watchmen street ministry was later formed. This ministry involved night-time ministry in the inner city of Columbia and reached persons involved in gangs, drug dealing, and drug addiction, just to name a few. An outreach ministry entitled, “Alternative”, was later developed to reach troubled youth through alternative mentoring programs for African-American males throughout the city. These outreach ministry programs were included in City Year, Richland School District One, Five Points Schools, C. R. Neal Learning Center, and others.
In November 2000, he became Pastor of Mt. Calvary Baptist Church. Bishop Davis received a vision from God to establish Word of God Church International in 2003. In October 2005, Word of God Church & Ministries granted all property and facilities back to Mt. Calvary Baptist Church debt free as the two churches were officially separated. Under Bishop Davis’ leadership, Word of God Church & Ministries acquired the former Columbia East Shopping Plaza. The 8-acre 88,000 square foot property was converted to a ministry complex housing a 1000 seat Sanctuary, over 50 ministries and several businesses. In 2007 a second church, WOG Español, a Spanish speaking congregation was launched. Also, Camp David, a 74 acre camp ground with a 26,000 square feet facility in Bishopville SC was acquired. It serves as the future convention site for the WOG International. By 2010, Word of God Southeast was out grown and the new Dutch Square campus was purchased. In 2013, Bishop Davis led the congregation into the new 21 acre, 9 building headquarter campus for Word of God Church International. The campus features a 25,000 square foot sanctuary, 1100 seat Banquet facility, Administration building and a host of other ministry facilities. In the same year Word of God Baltimore, Ghana, Sierra Leone and Mexico were all officially launched and have come under Bishop Davis’ leadership.
Bishop Davis led WOG International to establish God Cares Charities and God Cares Thrift Stores to expand ministry in Urban Communities. He is the author of Called or Carried, a developmental book for workers and leaders in Christ. Bishop Davis believes in the authority of God’s Word - that the Body of Christ is not limited to worldly constraints or popular opinion. We are called to establish God’s kingdom on the earth, “not by might nor by power, but by my spirit saith the Lord.”