Pastor Allen Davis
On a sunny day in June, a lady stopped at the community ball field to invite the neighborhood kids to Vacation Bible School. Among those accepting the invitation was a nine year old boy and his two brothers. During VBS Sunday, the gospel impacted that boy and he came forward to repent and receive Christ as Savior and Lord.
In 1973, at the age of 17, Allen answered the call to ministry and made preparations to attend Gardner-Webb University. During college, he served as youth director and interim pastor of churches in Shelby.
The First Baptist Church of Locust, NC, ordained Pastor Davis into the gospel ministry on August 31, 1975. During his senior year at GWU, the newly formed congregation of Landmark Baptist Church called Allen to pastor.
After more than 4 decades, Pastor Davis has led Landmark to become a dynamic witness in Shelby, NC, and to many nations globally. In 1996, Landmark Baptist Missions, Inc. was founded to help families called to missions from the congregation to reach the mission field. Presently, nine church planting missionaries serve under the LBM, Inc. banner.
Pastor Davis has a heart for the Gospel and serves on several missions and ministry boards to further the gospel worldwide. His commitment to lift up Christ, preach the Word, win souls, and make disciples define his life's passion.
Pastor Davis and wife Elaine have two children and 3 grandchildren.