Dr. Michael L. Davis

Dr. Michael L. Davis

Adjunct Professor of Pastor Education

Email: davisml@tntemple.edu


  • A.A.--Copiah Lincoln Community College--1979
  • B.A.--William Carey University (Biblical Studies/Church Music)--1981
  • M.A.R.--Memphis Theological Seminary (Christian Education)--1987
  • D.Ed.Min.--New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary (Specialization: Church Health and Church Growth)--2011
  • Ed.D. --The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary-- 2014

Teaching Specializations

  • Leadership
  • Christian Education
  • Ministry

Ministry & Professional Experience

  • Minister of Youth, Ridgecrest Baptist Church, Hattiesburg, MS—1979-1981
  • Minister of Music and Youth, Goodwater Baptist Church, Magee, MS—1981-1983
  • Minister of Music and Youth, Trinity Baptist Church, Fulton, MS—1983-1985
  • Minister of Music and Youth, FBC, Charleston, MS—1985-1989
  • Associate Pastor/Education/Administration, FBC of Dawes, Mobile, AL—1989-1998
  • Associate Pastor/Education/Administration, Grace Memorial Baptist Church, Slidell, LA—1998-2004
  • Minister of Education/Senior Adults, Southside Baptist Church, Dothan, AL—2004-2006
  • Minister of Education/Administration, Mount Zion Baptist Church, Huntsville, AL—2006-2012

Membership in Academic Organizations

  • North American Professors of Christian Education (NAPCE)
  • International Leadership Association (ILA)
  • Emotional Intelligence Training and Research Institute (EITRI)
  • Great Commission Research Network (GCRN)
  • Alban Institute

Denominational & Community Service

  • Unity Tuscaloosa—Racial Unity Organization
  • Equipping Ministry Team—Alabama State Board of Missions Sunday School Department
  • Alabama Baptist Religious Education Association (ABREA)
  • Baptist Association of Church Educators (BACE)
  • Large Innovative Networking Churches (LINK)

Publications & Presentations

  • Out of Order: Developing Policies, Procedures, and Other Documents for the Administration of the Local Church--Certification Project for the National Association of Church Business Administration 2002
  • Equipping Selected Adult Sunday School Workers at Mount Zion Baptist Church, Huntsville, Alabama to Use Emotional Intelligence Competencies in Ministry--DEdMin Project Report 2011
  • “Make Room for Family,” “ What’s the Big Deal with EQ?” “You Appreciate Me…Really?”--Articles published in ConnecZion Magazine (Mount Zion Baptist Church magazine) 2011
  • Ebook chapter—to be published on Amazaon.com, Timothy Paul Jones, general editor--“Neo-scholasticism as Via Media and It’s Effect on Nineteenth-century Religious Education.” 2013
  • Book Reviews—Journal of Discipleship and Family Ministry (Summer 2013) A Vision for the Aging Church: Renewing Ministry for and by Seniors, by James M. Houston and Michael Parker.
  • Perspectives on Your Child’s Education: Four Views, by Mark Eckel, G. Tyler Fischer, Troy Temple, and Michael S. Wilder, Timothy Paul Jones, editor. 2013