Rev. Dr. Don Davis, an ordained minister, and native of Wichita, Kansas, is the Founder and Director of World Impact’s Urban Ministry Institute. He attended Wheaton College and Wheaton Graduate School, and graduated summa cum laude in both his B.A. (1988) and M.A. (1989) degrees, in Biblical Studies and Systematic Theology respectively. He earned his Ph.D. in Religion from the University of Iowa School of Religion (2000). Having served churches as both an associate and senior pastor, Don has served as Director of World Impact Wichita, as well as its Vice President of Education, and has been on staff with World Impact since 1975.
In addition to his current duties as the Institute’s Director and as professor in its Hope School of Ministry, Dr. Davis also serves as World Impact’s national Vice President of Leadership Development, and oversees the training of urban missionaries, church planters, and city pastors, and facilitates training opportunities for urban Christian workers in evangelism, church growth, and pioneer missions. He also leads the Institute’s extensive distance learning programs and has served as professor and faculty at a number of fine academic institutions, having taught courses in religion, theology, philosophy, and biblical studies at Wheaton College, St. Ambrose University, the Houston Graduate School of Theology, and the University of Iowa School of Religion.