Joseph Harold Davis was born May 15, 1928 in Atmore, Alabama. He was saved and baptized by Emanuel Missionary Baptist Church, Pensacola, Florida in 1944 at the age of 16. In 1946 he graduated from Pensacola High School. He was also licensed to preach that same year. On January 20, 1948 he married Frances Louise Russell of Golden, Texas and she stayed faithfully by his side for over 62 years. He was ordained to the Gospel Ministry by Bethel Baptist Church of Jacksonville, Texas on October 1, 1950. He attended Texas Baptist Institute and Seminary in Henderson, Texas and graduated with a Master of Theology degree in 1962. He was later awarded his Doctor of Theology degree by Texas Baptist Institute and Seminary. Brother Davis pastored six churches during his more than 60 years of preaching the Gospel: Salem M. B. C. in Rusk, Texas from October 1950 to September 1953; Trinidad M. B. C. in Trinidad, Texas from September 1953 to July of 1957; Bethel Baptist Church in Jacksonville, Texas from July 1957 to May of 1960; Mt. Bethel M. B. C.- in Gary, Texas from May of 1960 to December 1962; Unity M. B. C. in Longview, Texas from December 1962 to February 1968; Pleasant Hill Missionary Baptist Church in Overton, Texas from February 1968 to March 4, 2001 (33 years). Brother Davis served on the Faculty of Texas Baptist Institute and Seminary in Henderson, Texas from 1961 to 1993 when he retired after teaching Seminary students for 32 years. He served as clerk of the Missionary Baptist Association of Texas from 1962 until 1991 (29 years). He served as the moderator of the M. B. A. of Texas messenger meeting from 1999 to 2000. He served as the moderator for the messenger meeting of the Mt. Zion Missionary Baptist Association from 1974 to 1975. Brother Davis died January 27, 2010 at the age of 81 years, 8 months, and 15 days. His funeral service was held on January 30, 2010 at Pleasant Hill Missionary Baptist Church of Overton, Texas. His body awaits the coming ressurection at Roselawn Memorial Gardens in Mineola, Texas.