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Michael Davis was led by his mother into a life of service

Pastor Millie Richardson was a great example for her son

Gigi Tinsley | 7/10/2014, 9 a.m.
Michael C. Davis

Pastor Michael C. Davis is a native of Miami-Dade County. He received his formal education from the Miami-Dade County Public School System and graduated fromMiami Central Senior High.

After graduating from Miami Central and later, General Motors Technical School in North Miami Beach, Davis worked for Braman Cadillac, Miami Lincoln Mercury, and Hertz Rental in Ft. Lauderdale.

Raised by his mother, the late Pastor Millie Richardson, she taught him the principles of being honest, dependable, and “that without Jesus Christ in your life, you are just existing. You are not really living life to its fullest.”

Richardson was not just Davis’ mother, she was also his spiritual leader and pastor. She was the founder of the former Morning Glory Pentecostal Church at 1235 NW 103rd St. Davis was a member of Little Rock Missionary Baptist Church, under the spiritual leadership of Pastor Dallas Daniels. Little Rock’s name was changed to Community 93rd Street Baptist Church and is presently under the leadership of Reverend Carl Johnson.

From 1997-98, Davis served as the interim pastor at Morning Glory. In January 1999, his mother died and Davis was elected to the pastoral position. That same year, the name of the church was changed to Prince of Peace Missionary Baptist Church.

“Our church is a place where a person can come and feel as if they are apart of the family and not an outsider.

The focus is not so much on what a person is wearing but more so on teaching them what thus says the Lord,” according to Sis. Rosie Sands, an active member.

Davis is involved in the community and several religious organizations, including: The Circle of Brotherhood, CAP (Call A Preacher, Reach Out to Youth and Young adults.

“Prince of Peace is not just a building,” Davis says. “It is as its name implies. A place where one can come and learn about The Prince of Peace, who is Jesus Christ. He is able to give that peace that passes understanding. It is the peace that the world can’t give and the world can’t take away.”

Both Sands and Davis invite the public to come and share any of their services with them, including Sunday morning worship at 11 a.m. For more information call 786-426-9274.

Davis is married and has eight children and four grandchildren.