Dr. R. L. Davis  


Ministry & Educational Credentials

Holds an earned Doctorate Degree of Theology and Biblical Studies

Senior Chancellor on the board of the University of Christian Studies and Seminary of Eagle River, Alaska

Board member of the University Board of Examiners of the Agency for Excellence in Christian Counseling (AECC)

Certified Doctoral Therapist

Certified Theology Instructor

36 years of ministry experience

About Us
Our Founder and Pastor, Dr. R. L. Davis, was born in Caldwell, Idaho on
March 24, 1953. He grew up on a small farm with his parents Homer and Dolores Davis and his sister Sandi in Powell, Missouri.  He married Treby Murray on October 1, 1971 and they have since resided in Southwest Missouri until this day. They have three children and three grandchildren. Dr. Davis served in the armed forces for three years and was honorably discharged from the Military Police in 1976. When not busy with the daily challenges of full-time ministry and missions, he enjoys his daily walks, spending time with his family, and building his DocRoc custom guitars from scratch as a hobby.

Dr. Davis became a born again Christian in 1977. He answered God’s call to preach later in 1978 and immediately began his theological studies while serving in the fivefold ministry. He completed his undergraduate studies at Crowder College, Ozark Bible Institute, and the International Gospel Assemblies Institute. In 1999, he completed an earned Ph.D. in Theology and Biblical Studies from the University of Christian Studies and Seminary of Eagle River, Alaska.

Dr. Davis is an ordained minister of the Independent Assemblies of God International and the Until That Day Ministries International. He is a certified teacher through the Accrediting Commission International.  His ministry primarily operated as Randy Davis Ministries until the formal incorporation of Zion Word Church.

Dr. Davis founded Zion Word Church in 1990 and is the Senior Pastor. He established Zion Word Ministries International headquartered at the church in Anderson, Missouri USA.  In a small town of only 2,000 people, the congregation is likewise small in quantity; but nonetheless, Dr. Davis’ responsibilities within the church are extensive. In addition to the day to day pastoral duties, he ministers at least twice a week from the pulpit. He is also the lead guitar player for the praise and worship service. Dr. Davis is also a publish
ed author.   His personal commentary called “New Testament Commentary” is available in paperback and also as a downloadable digital eBook in most online stores such as: Amazon, Barnes and Noble, and Books a Million.  The recently published eBook “The Finished Work of Christ” is now online as well. Other unpublished writings in booklet form  include: “The Believer’s Jump Start” (now translated into 5 languages) and “The Holy Ghost for Believer’s Only.”

In other settings outside of Zion Word, Dr. Davis is serving on the University of Christian Studies and Seminary (UCSS) board of directors as Senior Chancellor.  UCSS is located in Eagle River, Alaska of which Zion Word Church is a college branch available for those doing independent Biblical studies.  He is a certified Doctoral Therapist, and serves on the UCSS Board of Examiners for “The Agency for Excellence in Christian Counseling (AECC)”. 

As an apostle to Zambia, Kenya, Rwanda, and Uganda,  he has made several trips to that region with our USA missionaries and elders to teach and ordain ministers. The responsibility is great, and only God can call and equip these vessels of clay for the tasks before us!