Bishop Stephen A. Davis, the visionary and leader of New Birth Birmingham (formerly known as The Refiner’s House), first served as Pastor in 1997 to a remnant of 23 members at Pinson Valley Worship Center. Although this congregation had previously been through much difficulty, with the guidance of the Holy Spirit, Bishop Davis continued to move the people forward with a strong emphasis on prayer, praise and worship, and the Word of God. As a result, many people have been healed, delivered and set free; spiritually, mentally, physically, and financially.
Due to an overwhelming growth in membership, Bishop Davis directed several church purchases. These efforts led to the purchase of the present facility located in the Center Point or Birmingham area. Because of the favor on his life, the church goes beyond the four walls of the church and continues to impact the community through assisting the Mayors of Center Point and Birmingham along with building partnerships with local schools, including universities.
A native of Birmingham, Alabama, Bishop Stephen A. Davis graduated from Pinson Valley High School. He also completed Seminary and Church Growth Courses through the International Pentecostal Holiness Association located in Montgomery, Alabama. He obtained his Masters and PhD in Theology through the accredited and international New Birth Bible Institute. Continuing, he is an international speaker and accomplished author.
Bishop Davis is under the Spiritual covering of Apostle Eddie L. Long, New Birth Missionary Baptist Church in Lithonia, Georgia. Apostle Long commissioned Bishop Davis on February 8, 2009 pronouncing him an ambassador of The Father’s House which is a pastoral alliance that serves as a fellowship and outreach to senior pastors globally. On November 13, 2015, Apostle Long consecrated and ordained Pastor Davis as the fifth Bishop in the Global Apostolic Council which helps govern the Lord’s Church. Bishop Davis was officially announced and conferred as Apostle Eddie L. Long’s successor of New Birth Missionary Baptist Church on January 29, 2017.
At home Bishop Davis is a doting husband to his beautiful wife, First Lady Darlene, for over 27 years. He is also a loving father to his three lovely daughters and two grandchildren. The couple has also served as foster and surrogate parents for many other children in the church and community.
Bishop Davis continues to advance the Kingdom of God with a vision of “Love Like Him, Live Like Him, and Lead Like Him”. Bishop Davis has a passion for mentoring sons, other Pastors, and youth. Through his ministry, many lives have been transformed and are advancing the Kingdom of God.