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The Second Episcopal District
The African Methodist Episcopal Church

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Bishop James Levert

Bishop James Levert Davis is the Presiding Prelate of the Second Episcopal District of the African Methodist Episcopal Church.


He is a fifth generation African Methodist Episcopal minister, and the son of the late Mother Dorothy Lynch, the late Reverend Sam Davis and Mother Alma Davis.  Bishop Davis attended both the public and private schools of Alabama. He received the call to ministry at age 12.  Upon high school graduation, he enrolled a Morris Brown College in Atlanta, Georgia, earning the Bachelor of Science degree; and subsequently, the Master of Divinity degree from the Turner Theological Seminary and the Doctorate of Ministry degree from the Interdenominational Theological Center in Atlanta, Georgia.

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Bishop James L. Davis has preached and taught the good news of Jesus the Christ for over 45 years. After seeking the divine guidance of He who called him to higher service in Kingdom building, campaigned for twenty-two months on his mantra – “I Showed Up for Work and God Blew My Mind”.   On July 3, 2004, in Indianapolis, Indiana he showed up for an opportunity to serve and was elected and consecrated the 123rd Bishop in the African Methodist Episcopal Church during its 47th Quadrennial General Conference.  


0n July 13, 2016, Bishop Davis was appointed to his current position as Presiding Prelate of the Second Episcopal District at the 50th Quadrennial Session General Conference and 200th Anniversary   of the African Methodist Episcopal Church in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.   The Second Episcopal District is comprised of the states of Maryland, Virginia, North Carolina and Western, North Carolina and Washington, (District of Columbia) D.C.


Bishop Davis is married to his partner in the ministry, Arelis Beevers Davis. They are the very proud parents of Dr. Nicole Davis Pass and Damarys Monique Burnett, her husband, Christopher, three grandsons, Patrick James and Ashton James Pass and Baron Christopher Valentino Burnett and one granddaughter-Noel Olivia Burnett.


Meet Our
Servant Leaders

Rt. Rev. James L. Davis
Mrs. Arelis B. Davis

Under the leadership of our Bishop and Episcopal Supervisor the Second Episcopal District is 

The Real Church

Rising to the Challenge

This Mission is Possible

Episcopal Supervisor Arelis Beevers

Arelis Beevers Davis serves as Episcopal District Supervisor, Women’s Missionary Society and Young Peoples’ Division of the 2nd Episcopal District of the African Methodist Episcopal Church (Maryland, Virginia, North Carolina, Western North Carolina, and Washington, D.C.). 


Mother Davis was born in Samana, Dominican Republic, to the late Mr. Federico Beevers and the late Mrs. Luz Francisca Beevers. She moved to the United States  at an early age, and was educated in the Belmar Public School System (New Jersey). She received a Bachelor of Arts degree from Morris Brown College in Atlanta, Georgia, and a Master of Education degree (Spanish Education concentration), from the University of Alabama in Birmingham. While fulfilling requirements for her Master’s degree, she studied at the University of Guadalajara in Mexico.  

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Married to Bishop James L. Davis for over forty years, her dedication to God and Kingdom building exemplifies the essence of true partnership in ministry and marriage.  Mother Davis considers one of her greatest gifts being a mother to her two daughters, Damarys Monique Burnett and Nicole Tatiana Pass, and her son-in-law, Christopher Burnett. The greatest joys of her life are her four grandchildren Patrick James, Ashton James Pass, Baron Christopher Valentino Burnett, and Noel Olivia Burnett.

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