Ward Davis is a local Pastor and a native of Virginia. He earned a double major in History and Religion from Hampden-Sydney College, a Masters in Divinity from Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary, an Executive Certificate in Nonprofit Management from Georgetown University, and a Certificate in Project Management from Villanova.
He has served pastorates in Charlottesville, Virginia; Clemson, South Carolina; and Ithaca, New York.
As well as serving in the Church, Ward has extensive experience in the non-profit field as both a practitioner, researcher and management analyst(for Fairfax County, VA).
He has served as a research assistant at Clemson University’s Institute on Family and Neighborhood Life and at the Institute on Religion and Democracy Washington, DC. He also has served as the Assistant Director of the Hudson Institute’s Faith-in-Communities initiative. While at the Hudson Institute, he helped establish the Faith and Service Technical Education Network (FASTEN), a $6 million-dollar Pew-funded initiative in collaboration with Harvard, Baylor and the National Crime Prevention Council. He also participated in a $2 million-dollar Kellogg-funded study of earned-income ventures among faith-based nonprofits and conducted research on the Hispanic church nationwide.