Bishop Phillip Davis, Pastor of Nations Ford Community Church In NC, Dead of from Accidental Gunshot Wound

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Bishop Phillip Davis of Nations Ford Community Church In NC, Dead of from Accidental Gunshot Wound

Founder and senior pastor of Nations Ford Community Church; Worked alongside his pastor wife of more than 40 years.

The Rev. Phillip Davis, founder and senior pastor of Nations Ford Community Church in Charlotte, was found dead inside his Union County home, apparently the victim of an accidental gunshot wound, law enforcement sources told WBTV Saturday night.

At Nation’s Ford, a Southern Baptist congregation that is predominantly African-American, Davis worked alongside his wife of more than 40 years, Cynthia Davis, a pastor who serves as community services officer. The couple have three children and three grandchildren.

In recent weeks, Davis headed up several community conversations connected to the trial of Randall “Wes” Kerrick.

According to the church’s website, Davis celebrated his 36th year of ministry this past week.

In 2012, Davis had preached in favor of passage of the constitutional amendment banning gay marriage, which North Carolina voters approved by a landslide. And he had expressed disappointment in 2013 after two Supreme Court decisions struck decisive blows for same-sex rights. “I will continue praying for our nation,” he said after those decisions.

Davis received his bachelor of science in business from Xavier University in Cincinnati, and master’s of ministry and his doctor of divinity degrees from the Carolina School of Theology. He was the author of two books, “The Vision Casting Congregation” and “The Father Force.”

SOURCE: The Charlotte Observer