In Texas, we respect and love our pastors, and believe them to be some of the best people in the world. So it’s with a heavy heart that I bring you this report.
Nehemiah Davis, the longtime pastor of Mount Pisgah Missionary Baptist Church, national activist, and leader of several local and national organizations, died Wednesday. He was 91.
Mr. Davis was born in Centerville, between Dallas and Houston, in 1925, one of the 14 children of Haywood and Mary Davis. He received his bachelor’s degree at Mary Allen College in Crockett and his two master’s degrees, in divinity and religious education, at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary.
He received his honorary doctor of divinity degree from Guadalupe Baptist Theological Seminary in 1992, according to relatives.
“God gave him a long life and he served God well,” she said. “He worked with people and not against people. He would want to be remembered as a humble servant of Jesus Christ.”
She said that from 1980 through 1982, her husband was a trustee for the Fort Worth school district. Mr. Davis spent 20 years as president of the Fort Worth-Tarrant County branch of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, a post he recently relinquished, his widow told The Star-Telegram.
Will you pray for him?