Bishop

Eric Warren Davis

Bishop Davis leads thousands in the church, the community, and across the State, as well as nationally and internationally. He gives all glory and praise to God Almighty.

Bishop Eric Warren Davis is the Presiding Prelate of Word of God Church & Ministries International headquartered in Columbia, South Carolina. A resident of Columbia, South Carolina, he graduated from South Carolina State University with a degree in Electrical Engineering Technology. His professional career began at Westinghouse Headquarters in Orlando, FL. However, in 1995, Davis left corporate America to form a consulting firm in his hometown, eventually accepting the call to ministry – his primary passion. Over the next five years, Davis blossomed as a leader in both ministry and business, ultimately transitioning into full-time ministry.

Bishop Eric Davis' Family

Eric Warren Davis resides in Columbia, South Carolina with his wife, Vanessa, and three sons: Ezra, Elias, and Emmanuel.

Bishop

Eric Warren Davis

Bishop Davis leads thousands in the church, the community, and across the State, as well as nationally and internationally. He gives all glory and praise to God Almighty.

Bishop Eric Warren Davis is the Presiding Prelate of Word of God Church & Ministries International headquartered in Columbia, South Carolina. A resident of Columbia, South Carolina, he graduated from South Carolina State University with a degree in Electrical Engineering Technology. His professional career began at Westinghouse Headquarters in Orlando, FL. However, in 1995, Davis left corporate America to form a consulting firm in his hometown, eventually accepting the call to ministry – his primary passion. Over the next five years, Davis blossomed as a leader in both ministry and business, ultimately transitioning into full-time ministry.
Expanding his ministry in 2013, Davis led the 5000-member congregation into its new headquarters, and later that same year, Word of God Baltimore, Ghana, Sierra Leone and Mexico were all officially launched and have come under his leadership as Word of God Church & Ministries International. In 2003, Davis received a vision from God to establish Word of God Church, and four (4) years later, a second church, WOG Español, a Spanish speaking congregation was launched.

In 2014, Davis was elected bishop during the First Annual Holy Convocation, and during that time he established God Cares Charities and God Cares Thrift Stores to expand ministry in Urban Communities. Bishop Eric Davis is the author of Called or Carried, a developmental book for workers and leaders in Christ.

Bishop Eric Davis' Family

Eric Warren Davis resides in Columbia, South Carolina with his wife, Vanessa, and three sons: Ezra, Elias, and Emmanuel.

Activist

E. Warren Davis

Eric Davis was recently the recipient of the Jefferson Community Achievement Award from WACH Fox News recognizing that  “His work is endless”. All however with one theme – peace and bringing the Midlands to a path for a better future and putting our communities into a better light.

Eric W. Davis is a proven leader in the church, the community, and across the State, as well as nationally and internationally.

Bishop Davis is no stranger to activism. He answered Columbia, SC–Richland County Sheriff Lott’s call by inviting former Crips, Bloods, Piru, Gangster Disciples (G.D.), and Folk Nation members to the dialogue. He discovered that these Street Ambassadors were also eager to “change the streets” in their respective neighborhoods. They  joined forces with Bishop Davis and created the coalition – G.A.N.G.S. In Peace, whose acronym means Getting A New Generation Started (in peace). Since the inception of this community advocacy group, there have been no incidents of youth violence directly related to gang activity, and the organization wants to extend this record of NO deaths in some of the poorest neighborhoods in the City and County.

To date, Bishop Davis and his WOG congregation have solely supported the group – G.A.N.G.S. In Peace – and its initiatives. Holding multiple planning meetings and recently hosting a Family Fun Day event, at their Broad River campus, for the entire community. The time has come for the City and the County to step up and provide “much-needed financial support” to sustain the work of these Street Ambassadors.

At last week’s Richland County Council meeting, Davis and the Street Ambassadors were asked to present a proposal totaling $200,000. The proposal includes overnight Conflict Resolution Camps; sports programming, including Midnight Basketball pick-up leagues, boxing clinics, fall and spring football and basketball teams; and a host of academic services, including a back-to-school kick-off jamboree, a Safety Series initiative for elementary students (including parent guides for at-home reinforcement). The G.A.N.G.S. In Peace ambassadors proposing to visit all schools in the City and County at large assemblies to discourage youth violence while uplifting communities.

Since the inception of this community advocacy group, there have been no incidents of youth violence directly related to gang activity, and the organization wants to extend this record of NO deaths in some of the poorest neighborhoods in the City and County.

Activist

Eric Davis was recently the recipient of the Jefferson Community Achievement Award from WACH Fox News recognizing that  “His work is endless”.  All however with one theme – peace and bringing the Midlands to a path for a better future and putting our communities into a better light.
Eric W. Davis is a proven leader in the church, the community, and across the State, as well as nationally and internationally. Bishop Davis is no stranger to activism. He answered Columbia, SC–Richland County Sheriff Lott’s call by inviting former Crips, Bloods, Piru, Gangster Disciples (G.D.), and Folk Nation members to the dialogue. He discovered that these Street Ambassadors were also eager to “change the streets” in their respective neighborhoods. They joined forces with Bishop Davis and created the coalition – G.A.N.G.S. In Peace, whose acronym means Getting A New Generation Started (in peace). Since the inception of this community advocacy group, there have been no incidents of youth violence directly related to gang activity, and the organization wants to extend this record of NO deaths in some of the poorest neighborhoods in the City and County. To date, Bishop Davis and his WOG congregation have solely supported the group – G.A.N.G.S. In Peace – and its initiatives. Holding multiple planning meetings and recently hosting a Family Fun Day event, at their Broad River campus, for the entire community. The time has come for the City and the County to step up and provide “much-needed financial support” to sustain the work of these Street Ambassadors At last week’s Richland County Council meeting, Davis and the Street Ambassadors were asked to present a proposal totaling $200,000. The proposal includes overnight Conflict Resolution Camps; sports programming, including Midnight Basketball pick-up leagues, boxing clinics, fall and spring football and basketball teams; and a host of academic services, including a back-to-school kick-off jamboree, a Safety Series initiative for elementary students (including parent guides for at-home reinforcement). The G.A.N.G.S. In Peace ambassadors proposing to visit all schools in the City and County at large assemblies to discourage youth violence while uplifting communities. Since the inception of this community advocacy group, there have been no incidents of youth violence directly related to gang activity, and the organization wants to extend this record of NO deaths in some of the poorest neighborhoods in the City and County.

His Impact

Expanding his ministry in 2013, Davis led the 5000-member congregation into its new headquarters, and later that same year, Word of God Baltimore, Ghana, Sierra Leone and Mexico were all officially launched and have come under his leadership as Word of God Church & Ministries International.

In 2003, Davis received a vision from God to establish Word of God Church, and four (4) years later, a second church, WOG Español, a Spanish speaking congregation was launched.

In 2014, Davis was elected bishop during the First Annual Holy Convocation, and during that time he established God Cares Charities and God Cares Thrift Stores to expand ministry in Urban Communities. Bishop Eric Davis is the author of Called or Carried, a developmental book for workers and leaders in Christ.

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Awards / Accomplishments

In February 2020, marking the 30th anniversary of his student leadership advocacy at S.C. State, which led to the only Nuclear Engineering Program at an H.B.C.U. in the nation, Davis was recognized with a Senate Resolution.

In December, he launched the National S.A.V.E. (Students Advocating Vital Engagements) organization and drafted the J.A.Y.SON (Just As Your SON) Resolution, addressing police and community reform, ratified by the National Black Caucus of State Legislators.

Davis was also nominated for the Activist of the Year; during the 2020 N.A.A.C.P. National Image Awards.

Awards / Accomplishments

In February 2020, marking the 30th anniversary of his student leadership advocacy at S.C. State, led to the only Nuclear Engineering Program at an H.B.C.U. in the nation, Davis was recognized with a Senate Resolution.

 In December, he launched the National S.A.V.E. (Students Advocating Vital Engagements) organization and drafted the J.A.Y.SON (Just As Your SON) Resolution, addressing police and community reform, ratified by the National Black Caucus of State Legislators. 

Davis was also nominated for the Activist of the Year; during the 2020 N.A.A.C.P. National Image Awards.

He also received the 2022 Jefferson Award from WACH FOX TV.

 

Latest Projects

Keeping kids off the street is hard if there are not many activities in their community.
That need for recreation motivated Word of God’s Bishop Eric Davis to undertake a massive project, Recreation Athletics.

Recreation Athletics has multiple facilities across Columbia, SC.
The ReCreation Arena at the WOG Dutch Square Campus sits on I-20 and is less than a minute from I-26.
The ReCreation Sports Plex – the former Sonnie’s facility – is less than a minute from both I-77 and I-20.
The ReCreation Outlets on the WOG Garners Ferry Campus is less than a minute from I-77.

The LARGEST Animation Studios in S.C.

The new Compass Media Studios is a 45,000 sq foot studios, located at 7355 Garners Ferry Road, Columbia, SC 29209, is poised to ignite a creative spark in the Columbia East community.

This will be the largest movie studios in South Carolina which boasts an extensive layout and features all the functionalities for the making of world-class films, TV shows, podcasts and more. The new Compass Media Studios is replete with editing and animation suites, utilizing the highest technology available to movie content producers; a café, multipurpose room, music studio room, animation room, editing and directors preview suites, large sound stages with sound and vocal editing capabilities; and boasts a green screen, white, and black stages for chroma key editor manipulations. Compass Media Studios is expected to significantly boost the South Carolina economy with its myriad of employment opportunities. It will also serve as the catalyst for more feature films, like ‘The Lady Makers’.

This will be the first Compass Media Studios film submitted to the Oscars for Academy Award consideration.