Reverend Dr. Dexter Davis Sr., Pastor of Christian Education
 Rev. Dr. Dexter L. Davis Sr. was born and raised in the City of Chester, Pennsylvania. He attended the Chester Upland Public Schools and is a proud graduate of the Chester High School Class of 1973. He graduated from Millersville University with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Elementary Education and a minor in Sociology. Dr. Davis earned a Master’s degree in Public Administration from West Chester University and a Doctorate in School Administration from Widener University. Reverend Davis has also studied at TUMI (The Urban Ministry Institute).
Reverend Davis is a lifelong member of Bethany Baptist Church in Chester Pa. He accepted Christ as his Lord and Savior at the age of twelve. Dr. Davis answered the calling on his life in 2008 and was licensed to preach the Gospel of Jesus Christ. He was ordained an Elder on June 12, 2016.
Rev. Davis is very active at Bethany Baptist Church and the Chester City community at large. He is an associate pastor charged with the responsibility of overseeing Christian education at the church. Dr. Davis teaches Noon Day Bible Study, serves on the Budget and Finance Committee and co-facilitates the Marriage Matters Ministry with his wife Reverend Michelle Meekins–Davis. Most recently, Dr. Davis was appointed the General Chairman of the 100th Anniversary Celebration of Bethany Baptist Church which occurred in June of 2017.
In addition to his ministry duties at Bethany Baptist Church, Rev. Davis is an active member of Mayor Thaddeus Kirkland’s Interfaith Citywide Initiative. He also serves on several boards that impact the lives of children and adults in Delaware County. Dr. Davis currently serves as an advisor to Mayor Kirkland and City Council on education-related matters.
Dr. Davis retired from the Chester Upland School District where he served as a teacher, coach, dean of students, principal, assistant superintendent, and superintendent. Dr. Davis has worked in educational institutions throughout the Philadelphia region. He has been the recipient of many educational, community, and leadership awards.
Rev. Davis is a member of Epsilon Pi Chapter of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity Inc. (Chester Pa.) He is a two-term president of the chapter. He is also a charter member of the Widener Circle of Omicron Delta Kappa, a leadership honor society at Widener University.
Rev. Davis lives in New Castle County, Delaware with his wife Elder Michelle Meekins–Davis. They have two adult sons Dexter Jr. and Ian. He also blessed with a lovely daughter-in-law, Magan Davis and two grandchildren, Julian Robert Davis and Zuri Michelle Davis.
Rev. Davis believes that everything that he has achieved has been through the grace of God.  He also believes that “Friendship is essential to the soul”.