Our Pastor

Rev. Dr. Henry P. Davis III, Pastor

Since 1982, Rev. Dr. Henry Pinckney Davis III has been preaching the Gospel of Jesus Christ, having been licensed and ordained at the St. Paul Baptist Church of Atlantic Highlands, New Jersey, under the pastoral leadership of his father, Dr. Henry P. Davis, Jr.  His preaching is relevant, challenging, and inspirational. In 2000, Rev. Davis was called to pastor the First Baptist Church of Highland Park in Landover, Maryland. Rev. Davis formerly pastored the Second Canaan Baptist Church in Harlem, New York (1993-2000), and the Community Baptist Church in Lakehurst, New Jersey (1988-1993).

Rev. Davis leads a "Bible Believing, Christ Centered & Spirit Led Congregation" with an active membership of over 3,000 Disciples who are engaged in Kingdom Building through more than 80 ministries.  The church has five worship assemblies each week with three weekend worship services - Saturdays at 6:30 p.m.; Sundays at 7:30 a.m. and 11:15 a.m., and two on Wednesdays, which we refer to as Wonderful Wednesdays With Jesus, at 12:00 noon is The Power Hour and at 6:45 p.m., which is a time of corporate Prayer, Praise, Worship, and The Word.  First Baptist Highland Park is a progressive and visionary church that offers a Christian school (Highland Park Christian Academy - Pre-K - 8th Grade) and numerous Bible study groups.  The church also has a senior citizens center and offers ministries to reach out to the youth, young adults, couples, singles, prisoners, sick, bereaved and widowed. The church is currently building a 20 million dollar plus worship center with an anticipated completion of 2016. 

Rev. Davis, a native of Wichita Falls, Texas, studied at Oral Roberts University, (Tulsa, Oklahoma) later graduated from Norfolk State University, (Norfolk, Virginia) with a B.A. in English; Fairleigh Dickinson University (New Jersey) with a Master of Public Administration; New Brunswick Theological Seminary (New Jersey) with a Master of Divinity (M.DIV.); and United Theological Seminary (Dayton, Ohio) with a Doctor of Ministry (D.Min.). Rev. Davis has been the recipient of numerous awards and citations, including being inducted into the Martin Luther King Jr. Board of Preachers at Morehouse College of Atlanta, Georgia in 2007.

He can be heard every Sunday at 1:00 a.m., 7:30 a.m. and 8:00 p.m. EST from Virginia to Baltimore on WAVA 105.1 FM (www.WAVA.com), and at 6:30 a.m. EST on WPGC 95.5 FM (www.wpgc.com), every Saturday at 7:30 a.m. EST on Praise 104.1 FM (www.praisedc.com), and live streaming of worship services are available through www.fbhp.org and www.streamingfaith.com. On-demand worship services can also be accessed from www.LightSource.com and Streaming Faith On-Demand .


Rev. Davis and his wife Weptanomah have one daughter and one son.  


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