Rev. Elmer Neal Davis, Jr. is the son of the late Elmer Neal Davis, Sr. and Julia Diane Davis. Born in Salisbury, Maryland and received his education in Wicomico Public School System where he graduated from James M. Bennett Senior High School. Despite all odds and negative innuendoes he went on to pursue higher education at Wor-Wic Community College where he received his Associates of Arts degree in Criminal Justice. From there he attended the Eastern Shore Criminal Justice Police Academy in Salisbury, Maryland. His training enabled him to serve his community for 22 years as a Police Officer thus being promoted through the ranks to the position of Lieutenant at the Salisbury City Police Department. During his tenure Elmer N. Davis, Jr. received various awards and achievements, such as, Meritorious Service and Exceptional Service Awards and Police Officer of the Year 1991,1992 and 2003.
As a child Elmer Davis was reared with Christian morals and values, which has helped him to continue his spiritual walk. Prior to adhering to God's call, Rev. Davis served as a Lay Speaker, President of the United Methodist Men, Trustee and Usher Boards at Mt. Nebo United Methodist Church in Columbia, Delaware. October 1992, God took his hand and led him on his Christian Journey. He received his initial training and pastoral development under the leadership of Rev. Gertrude Brown. After successful completion, Rev. Davis was appointed in 1998 as Senior Pastor of St. Marks United Methodist Church. With such love, dedication and faith in the man who leads him, Rev. Davis returned back to the classroom. With much discipline he graduated with honors receiving a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Human Resources Management from Wilmington College. Notwithstanding, he continued to pursue academic excellence. Rev. Davis received his M.Div., Masters of Divinity at Howard University School of Divinity. June 2011 at the United Methodist Annual Conference Rev. Davis was ordained Elder in full connection. July 1, 2011, Rev. Davis was appointed to St. James United Methodist in Westover, Maryland and Trinity United Methodist Church in Mt. Vernon, Maryland. July 1, 2014, Pastor Davis was assigned as the Senior Pastor of Whatcoat United Methodist Church, Dover, Delaware. Rev. Davis has provided an engaging, welcoming community where non-Christians, non-churched, and under-churched communities are loved, welcomed, and made to feel safe and accepted in our church family.
He is a devoted husband of 23 years to First Lady Tyronna A. Davis and from their union, 2 children were born, Cameron E'mar Davis (27) and Eshyra Neale Davis (18). Rev. Davis and Tyronna are the proud grandparents of Kamaryn J. Davis (7).