Rev. Richard Lee Davis was born in Atlanta, Georgia on October 21, 1942. He grew up in Eufaula, Alabama with his grandparents.
Once he finished high school Mr. Davis worked several jobs. One day, he received a calling from God and he life’s purpose was revealed. He attended Beulah Heights Bible College and later Genesis School of Ministry and Theology where he received his Doctorate.
Rev. Davis moved back to Atlanta. For 21 years under two sheriffs Jackie Barrett and Ted Jackson, Rev. Davis served as the Fulton County Jail Chaplin. He also pastored Eastside Christian Community Pentecostal church in the cabbage town community for 20 years.
In addition to his purposeful career, Mr. Davis found happiness and purpose in his marriage of 40 years to his late wife. After the loss of his wife, he moved into Lutheran Towers where he felt the need to make connections and spread the word of God through his continued service and advocacy for his neighbors.
Rev. Davis has ministered and assisted several homeless men find housing here at Lutheran Towers. He currently leads a weekly bible study for residents of Lutheran Towers and has helped many residents to cope with the challenges posed by the COVID-19 pandemic.
Rev. Davis states that he goes to the scripture during hard times. He turns to the book of Micah 6:8 “He hath shewed thee, O man, what is good; and what doth the LORD requires of thee, but to do justly, and to love mercy, and to walk humbly with thy God?”
Rev. Davis says this scripture helps him to focus on what is important and enables him to thrive in life and at Lutheran Towers.