Reverend Dr. M. Andrew Davis is the Senior Pastor of Zion Baptist Church in Columbia, South Carolina, a multigenerational church that endeavors to make effective disciples in the Kingdom of God by reaching people where they are and bringing them to Christ so that their lives are built up and transformed by God’s Word.

A native of Lilesville, North Carolina, Rev. Davis holds a Bachelor of Science in Liberal Studies, with a concentration in African American Studies from North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University in Greensboro, North Carolina; a Master of Divinity from Hood Theological Seminary in Salisbury, North Carolina; and a Doctor of Ministry from Drew University in Madison, New Jersey.

Rev. Davis is a highly sought after preacher of the Gospel. Both seasoned and young have benefited from his authentic and relevant message. Rev. Davis’ dexterity with various audiences stems from his broad spectrum of experiences. In addition to his seventeen years of ministerial experience, Rev. Davis is also a published author, offering books to assist the ecclesiastical community including, Church Without Limits: Connecting to the Millennial Generation, and Unveiling and Retelling Our History: Baptist Educational and Missionary Convention of South Carolina. Rev. Davis is an eminent voice at events throughout the country, including his presentations at local Baptist associations, the South Carolina Congress of Christian Education, and the Progressive National Convention. He was appointed Historian of the South Carolina Educational and Missionary Convention and serves as an Executive Board Member of the Gethsemane Missionary Baptist Association. In 2019, he was selected to serve in the Lott Carey “Thriving and Striving in Pilgrimage for Pastors under 40.” In 2021, City Councilman Edward H. McDowell, Jr., presented Rev. Davis with the Keys to the City.

Rev. Davis is blessed with influence that reaches beyond the local church. He is an adjunct professor at Columbia International University and has taught practical theology courses at Apex School of Theology in Durham, North Carolina. He serves as a mentor and advisor to several community organizations.

Under the leadership of Rev. Davis, Zion has been blessed to retire all debt on its administrative building and business properties and be listed in the National Register of Historic Places. Also, during his leadership, Rev. Davis partnered with key officials in the historic black business district of Columbia, South Carolina to document the history of African Americans and in August 2023, Zion was placed on display in the Columbia Museum of Art. In March 2024, Rev. Davis’s leadership was instrumental in having the intersection of Gadsden Street and Washington Street renamed to Zion Baptist Church Square. This monumental change impacts the historic Black Business District and also reflects the church’s  historical significance during the Civil Rights Movement. As Rev. Davis maneuvers on his journey with tenacity and servitude, despite his human flaws, he continues to “press toward the mark for the prize of the high calling of God in Christ Jesus,” (Philippians 3:14, KJV) and steadfastly remains a man after God’s heart.