Rev. Frank M. Davis had a humble upbringing. Raised in a single parent household, he was the fifth of twelve children born to Golden and Emma Davis. Although they often lacked basic necessities, the vitality of the Davis family was, and continues to be, sustained by God’s ubiquitous grace and assiduous mercy.
A product of the Lone Star State of Texas, Rev. Davis was raised in the "Brazos Bottom" City of Bryan. He graduated from E.A. Kemp High School; completed post-secondary coursework at Aurora Technical Center in Aurora, Colorado; and, received a Bachelor of Science in Organizational Management in Christian Leadership from Colorado Christian University.
Rev. Davis brought his family to Zion Baptist Church in 1982. He accepted God’s almighty call to the ministry in June of 1984.Under the tutelage of the esteemed Rev. Dr. Wendell T. Liggins, Rev. Davis flourished in the ministry. His steadfast observance of the core tenets of Christianity served as a beacon of hope for those disconsolate, despondent, and yearning for salvation.
Following Zion's loss of Pastor Liggins, Rev. Davis served as Interim Pastor and became Zion's Senior Pastor in July of 1993. In the performance of his ecclesiastical duties, Rev. Davis has been faithful in his service to God and to his congregation as committed shepherd and evangelist. He often states that he is "the happiest pastor in the world".
Under Rev. Davis' pastorate, Zion Baptist Church implemented pragmatic ministries to serve the needs of the church and an ailing community, including: the Grant Writing Ministry; St. Luke 14:21 Day Project to feed, clothe, and provide health care related services to the hungry and homeless; the Job Ministry; the Health Education and Service Ministry; Retirees Ministry and numerous others. To ensure that people throughout Colorado have the opportunity to receive the word of God, Rev. Davis worked with local media to broadcast Sunday services.
Around the turn of the century, Rev. Davis made the pilgrimage to the Holy Land, where he walked in the footsteps of Jesus Christ, was baptized in Jordan River, and visited Golgatha's Hill. After visiting the Holy Land, God moved Rev. Davis to expand his ministry abroad.
In 2001, Rev. Davis traveled to South Arica as a missionary. Applying the faith-based, systematic approach he developed at Zion, Rev. Davis established sixty-two churches in Zimbabwe, Mozambique, Zambia, Malawi, Johannesburg and rural areas of sub-Saharan Africa. Rev. Davis made two subsequent missionary trips to Zimbabwe, where he ordained twelve pastors and taught myriad Christian seminars to church leaders, men, women, youth, and couples.
During his fourth missionary journey, Rev. Davis and a delegation of eight devoted missionaries traveled to Murehwa, Zimbabwe. The delegation included health care professionals, educators, and an additional pastor. There, they dedicated a borehole, financed by the members of Zion Baptist Church, to provide fresh well water for neighboring rural communities. These communities had suffered many losses due to cholera caused by contaminated water. The delegation also dedicated a library at the Chamapango School, where they provided books, computers and curricula for the students. In addition, the delegation administered seminars on women's health and distributed toothbrushes, Bibles and clothing to students and their families. For eight days they held two worship services a day and ministered to thousands. They fed the hungry, endured dire conditions, and, by the grace of God, evaded the dangers of a tumultuous political atmosphere.
Rev. Davis served as Treasurer of the Western States Baptist Convention for eighteen years, restoring integrity to the convention. In 2012, Rev. Davis was elected President of the WSBC. His exemplary leadership brought a new energy to the now thriving convention.
Rev. Davis was honored by Blacks in Government, Alpha Kappa Alpha sorority as one of the top 12 MODEL (Men of Distinction, Excellence and Leadership) men. He received the Ambassador for Peace Award by the Interreligious and International Federation for World Peace and Interreligious International Peace Council, Pastor of the Year Award from the Colorado Gospel Music Academy and Hall of Fame, and Pastor of the Year from ROHI (Rays of Hope International) Ministries. Above all, Rev. Davis is dedicated to worshipping God and promulgating the path to salvation.