Phyllis Davis was born in Detroit, Michigan to the late G.P. and Olivia

Holt. She has been married to Willie Davis for 52 years and they are the

parents of three adult children, Brian, Kendall, and Monica and

grandparents to Erica, Keyshawan, Faith, Chloe and Sophia.

Phyllis and Willie reside in Dallas, Texas and serve at the Marsalis

Avenue congregation. Phyllis has been active in ministries for women

and taught the Ladies Bible class for many years, in addition to serving

as a member of the Early Childhood Learning Initiative and assisting

Willie in the College Ministry. As a member of the Women of All

Seasons Bible class, she co-authored a book, and discussion guide,

Letters While You Wait: A Little Book of Encouragement.

Phyllis graduated from Michigan Christian College, and holds the

Master of Arts degree from Pepperdine University. She continued her

education at Texas Women’s College in Denton, Texas. Phyllis worked

as a Social Caseworker for public and private agencies in Indiana,

California and Texas, and as an Adoption and Foster Home Recruiter for

the Dallas Minority Adoption Council. She has taught at Trinity Valley

College in Terrell, and for the past 47 years she has taught History and

Sociology at Southwestern Christian College in Terrell.

She enjoys reading and traveling with grandchildren.