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An avid computer and computer technology enthusiast, Beverly Davis, began the journey of life on a crisp cold day in February in the small country town of Barnwell, SC. Growing up in a family of modest means, she graduated as class salutatorian. Her journey took her to Atlanta, Ga. to study computers after which she returned home and took a job in a local mill.
The saying “It’s not what you know, but who you know” has special meaning for Beverly. A teacher from her high school days unlocked a door and Beverly was hired as a secretary at the nearby Voorhees College library. Realizing she faced a golden opportunity to better her future, she took advantage of the employee education program. She worked and took classes. It was just the beginning. From there, her journey took her to the Savannah River Site. Again, taking advantage of the employee educational opportunities, she earned a BS Degree in Human Resource Management. Beverly went on to earn a Master’s Degree in Business Administration before leaving the site after almost 30 years.
While at Savannah River, she had a life-changing experience — Toastmasters, and the Distinguished Toastmaster Distinction which catapulted her into many other opportunities to help others. She also became a certified Budget Counselor helping many to take hold of their finances. That journey has now led her into entrepreneurship.
Beverly now enjoys helping the first-time homebuyer as a Realtor and Associate Broker. She also helps individuals build a legacy for their families through her home-based business. Beverly is an author as well. Her book, A Spiritual Walk with God, sold out in the first printing. It is just the beginning of another stop on her life’s journey. Beverly is married to the Rev. Dr. Sam Davis, CEO of Joyful Sound Ministries.
Dr. Davis is a native of Barnwell, South Carolina, and is married to the lovely Beverly M. Davis. He is the founder and CEO of Joyful Sound Ministries. Over the years, Dr. Davis has provided unparalleled service to the community and the church.
Having served as pastor of several churches, Dr. Davis retired as pastor of the Beulah Grove Baptist Church (Augusta, GA) in 2021. Under his leadership, the Church made significant progress.
Over 5,000 members were added to the Church during his pastorate. Over 85+ active ministries were developed which foster personal growth and development, and promote a
of service to mankind. Such ministries included a:
Moreover, the Beulah Grove membership purchased and renovated a former notorious nightclub for the purposes of converting it into a community resource center. Beulah Grove Baptist Church later partnered with Broadway Baptist Church (Augusta, GA) to co- sponsor and organize the United Neighborhood Federal Credit Union (UNFCU).
Dr. Davis served as the founder and CEO/Chairman of the Board for several not-for-profit organizations including the: The Beulah Grove Community Resource Center, Inc. (Augusta, Georgia) and the 30901 Development Corporation, Inc. (Augusta, Georgia). These organizations established programs and services for the community which include a primary care medical center, case management services, social services, financial planning workshops, homeownership training seminars, and housing developments.
Under Dr. Davis’ leadership, the church established an aggressive evangelism campaign that included a multi-media initiative of radio and television, and a ministry presence on the world wide web (www.beulahgrove.org ).
Dr. Davis is the author of:
He graduated from Voorhees College (Denmark, South Carolina) where he obtained his undergraduate training. He also attended Morehouse School of Religion, Atlanta, Georgia where he was awarded a Master’s Degree in Clinical Education and Pastoral Counseling; and attended the Columbia Theological Seminary, Decatur, Georgia where a Doctorate of Ministry was conferred upon him. He later secured basic and advanced units in Clinical Pastoral Education from Fort Gordon and Georgia Regional Hospital, and the University Hospital, Augusta, Georgia.
Dr. Davis’ current and past professional memberships include: Baptist Ministers Morning Conference, Augusta, Georgia; Board of Directors, Downtown Ministries, Inc., Augusta, Georgia; Interdenominational Minister’s Association, Augusta, Georgia; NAACP, South Carolina Chapter; Beulah Lodge #186; Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc.; The Association for Clinical Pastoral Education, Inc.
He also served as an instructor for the State Congress of Christian Education and the 10th District Congress of Christian Education.
Dr. Davis also received numerous military and academic honors, awards, and various appointments including the opportunity to serve as Regional Vice-Chair for the 1999 Black Church Economic Summit Advisory Council, Federal Reserve Bank of Boston, and as a faculty-staff member, for the Congress of Christian Education, National Baptist Convention, USA.
Of all the characteristic traits demonstrated by Dr. Davis, none is more outstanding than his ability to explain the truths in Scripture and bring forth the reality of God’s Word and how it should be applied to one’s daily life.