Steve A. Davis was born April 14, 1956 in Kirbyville, Texas. He is the third of six children of Derward and Bertha Davis. He attended public schools in Port Neches, Texas. He is an Eagle Scout and received the God and Country Award. He attended United Pentecostal Churches in Bon Weir, Port Neches, and Groves, Texas. Brother Davis received the baptism of the Holy Ghost and was baptized in the name of Jesus Christ at a Texas church camp in June 1968.
In June 1975, Brother Davis married the former Beth Burnett, who like himself, is a fourth generation Pentecostal. They are the parents of four children, sons Chad, Landon, and Carson, and daughter Brittany. Their nine grandchildren are the sixth generation in the family to have the privilege of carrying the torch of Pentecostal truth.
After earning his ThB from Texas Bible College in 1978, he attended the University of St. Thomas, Houston, Texas until 1981. After the completion of his thesis, he received his Masters of Religious Education in July 1986. In July 1986, he also received his diploma for Parts and Service Automotive Management from General Motors University, Flint, Michigan, Arlington, Texas Branch. He later attended Westark Community College and other Arkansas Colleges to qualify for state certification as a Social Studies teacher at the Secondary level. Brother Davis also served as an instructor for Texas Bible Colleges Excel Program for over five years.
While attending Texas Bible College in Houston, Texas, he was assistant pastor to Rev. John Mason, Jacinto City, Texas. He has been pastor of the United Pentecostal Church in Van Buren, Arkansas, since October 1981. Under his leadership, the church has been through several expansion programs. More important than the building structures are the lives he has touched and reconstructed through God's grace.
While serving in the ministry, Brother Davis has held management positions with K-Mart, Wal-Mart Corps, and several local new car dealerships. Eventually, he made a career change and fulfilled his goal of teaching high school and impacting the lives of children. After a successful teaching career, Bro. Davis transitioned to school administration and is presently the principal of the Career Center for the Van Buren School District.