The Rev’d Jacob A. Davis
I am a writer, artist, and minister in the Christian tradition. I’ve been on a long journey for over twenty years, searching out “the ancient paths… where the good way is” (Jeremiah 6:16).
Originally from the small mountain town of Ellijay, Georgia, I have made my home in Louisville, Kentucky for over a decade. I hold a Bachelor of Arts in English from Reinhardt University (2006) and a Master of Arts in Theology and Arts from The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary (2010). I have served a couple of Baptist churches in various capacities over the years, including as a youth pastor and pastoral intern. I am now an active founding member of Grace Anglican Church in Louisville, where I serve as Assisting Clergy for Pastoral Care, having been ordained as a priest in the Anglican Diocese of Christ Our Hope, part of the Anglican Church in North America. I am currently completing the two-year Selah Certificate in Spiritual Direction program through Leadership Transformations and am launching Ancient Paths Spiritual Direction.
I have had a lifelong passion for engaging the arts and for pursuing great craftsmanship in whatever medium I am presented with, from charcoal and oil paints to words on paper. As a writer, I have contributed to marketing materials for my workplaces, as well as contributing devotional writings to websites such as that of The Christian Psychology Institute. My artwork has been displayed in exhibits at both the Georgia State Capitol and the Woodruff Arts Center in Atlanta, Georgia.
I currently serve as Editor at Anglican Compass and as Assisting Clergy for Pastoral Care at Grace Anglican Church. In my spare time, I can be found perusing Louisville’s eclectic creative and cultural scene and exploring the intersection of the arts, theology, and liturgy. I enjoy writing, charcoal drawing, and discovering great literature, art, film, theater, and music.
(Photo by Thomas Branch)