Who is . . . Apostle Ira Davison, Sr.?
Born in Cataula, Georgia, eldest of 11 siblings, married the late Elder Alzenia Davison in 1967, and were blessed with four beautiful children: Timothy, Ira, Jr., Consuelo & Dario. A Theologian Scholar receiving an Honorary Doctorate of Theology; Masters in Religious Education (Th.D.); Bachelor of Theology; Bachelor of Religious Education; a renowned International Evangelism, Radio Evangelist, serviced the Prison & Hospital Ministry, Counseling and Community Services.
Apostle Ira Davison realized that there was a call upon his life at a young age. It was later he received Christ as his personal Saviour in 1964 and received the baptism of the Holy Ghost after returning from a powerful deliverance service held by the late Apostle Arturo Skinner.
Apostle Ira Davison was groomed for ministry by the late Dr. Edward H. Boyce of the Manhattan Holy Tabernacle in New York City during his 16 year membership. Apostle Davison became a close acquaintance with the late Dr. C.R. Johnson while attending Manhattan Bible Institute. Through this union, Apostle Davison was introduced to international evangelism on a large scale. He ministered throughout Nairobi, Kenya to more than 100,000 people. As a result of this supernatural crusade, Apostle Davison’s deliverance ministry soared to a whole new level.
Several years later, Apostle Davison became a member of the Tabernacle of Prayer for All People ministry, under the tutelage of the late Apostle Johnnie Washington. In 1980, Apostle Davison and his wife, the late Elder Alzenia Davison, were charged to establish the Greater New Orleans Gospel Temple, Inc. located in New Orleans, Louisiana. Apostle Davison used the radio air-waves to reach countless numbers of souls while in Louisiana. In 1991, he expanded his deliverance ministry under the banner of “New York Deliverance Gospel Temple, Inc.” and entered into his own edifice on October 2, 1993 in Queens Village, New York. He is a witness of the mighty power of God that has yielded supernatural miracles during his 44 years in the ministry.
Lady Faith Davison, is a graduate of City College of New York, with a B.A. in Psychology. She was a member of the Manhattan Holy Tabernacle for over 16 years and is a graduate of Manhattan Bible Institute. Faith Swire worked in the ministry with the “Saints Outreach Squad (S.O.S.)” – to disciple new believers and by ministering to those with physical challenges. She is a seasoned woman of God who has served in many capacities within the ministry.