Frank Davis at his installation service in September, 2017. Photo by Brittney Reilly

Superintendent Frank Davis to Return to Pastoral Ministry

May 1, 2018 | | GNJ News

WILMINGTON, DE – Rev. Frank Davis, Superintendent of the Capital District will be the new pastor of the historic Ezion-Mount Carmel United Methodist Church in downtown Wilmington, DE starting July 1, 2018.

Davis came to the decision while caring for his mother in Jamaica who is on hospice care. Bishop John Schol went to visit Davis’ mom and while there, he shared that during prayer and reflection he realized he was a pastor at heart.

“While he enjoyed being a Superintendent, he loves working with laity each and every day,” said Schol. “I, the Capital District and all of GNJ will miss his leadership. He has been a gift to each place he has served, always leaving behind new disciples, a vital congregation and a more just and merciful ministry.”

Davis also realized he wanted to be closer to family and therefore wanted to explore and appointment in a conference south of New Jersey.

“I am delighted that things worked out and I am delighted for Ezion-Mount Carmel UMC,” said Schol. “They are receiving a transformational leader and a gifted pastor.”

Schol thanked Davis for his ministry and leadership in GNJ and asked for prayers for the cabinet, Capital District and himself as they transition and discern the next right leader for the district.