Our Pastor

Elder James D. Davis

Elder James Davis currently serves as the Pastor of Christ Church of Albany, NY (FKA Christian Memorial Church of God in Christ).

Elder Davis was miraculously saved in 1964. He began serving as Pastor of Christian Memorial in 1987. Elder Davis is in his 55th year of marriage to the former Ms. Linda Marie Graham.

They have two grown sons (oldest son, deceased) and three grandsons and one granddaughter. Elder Davis has served as a pastor for the past 35 years.

He relinquished his position as a Manager at Niagara Mohawk Power Corporation in 1994 after 26 years of service to engage in full-time ministry. He was appointed as a District Superintendent in 1995 by the late Bishop LeRoy Anderson, former Presiding Prelate of Western NY COGIC, Jurisdiction #1.

He served as a member of the Board of Governors of the Christian Men’s Network founded by the late Dr. Edwin Louis Cole, the father of the Men’s Movement, and author of Maximized Manhood. He served on the board of Alpha Pregnancy Center. Elder Davis is highly respected in the community, among other ministers, and within the brotherhood of believers.

He has a heart for men to be maximized in their manhood and for the church to be the people of God; not only in name, but in lifestyle. He led men’s breakfast meetings and an annual men’s retreat for over twenty years.

He is the CEO of Power, Love and Sound Mind Development Corporation (PLS). This is the non-profit arm of the church where he is working to change the community around the church. This is being done through property acquisition, land development and programs.

He is a leader, a teacher, a man of integrity, and anointed of God to speak prophetically to the men and women of this generation.