The Life and Time of Bishop Willie Lee Davis
The spirit of the Lord is upon me, because he hath anointed me to preach the gospel to the poor, he hath sent me to heal the brokenhearted, to preach deliverance to the captives and recovering of sight to the blind, to set at liberty them that are bruised. To preach the acceptable year of the Lord. Luke 4:18-19
A Time To Be Born
Bishop Willie Lee Davis was born on September 21, 1941 to the late Rufus Davis, Sr. and the late Leona Brock-Davis.
Bishop Willie Lee Davis entered into his Eternal Rest with his Lord and Savior on Tuesday, March 20, 2018 at Carolinas Hospital System, Florence, SC
A Time To Learn
Bishop was educated in the South Carolina Public School System.
A Time To Love
Bishop married the love of his life and #1 supporter Vondell Elizabeth Genwright on October 28, 1962. To this union came seven children: Anthony (Wilehemina) Davis of Marion, SC, Bernadette (Andrew) Laster of Wappingers Fall, NY, Attalla (Amanda) Davis of Mullins, SC, William (Shanetta) Davis of Florence, SC, David (Tyesha) Davis of Mullins, SC, Gregory L. Davis of the home, and several special children, Dolores Williams of Baltimore, MD, Orell Bruce of Bronx, NY, Charles Jones of Union Township, New Jersey, Yolanda Davis of Mullins, SC and God-daughter LaTonya Vaughn of Dover, DE; two brothers: Rufus Jr. (Verdell) Davis of Bronx, NY and Johnnny (Angela) Davis of Columbus, GA; two sisters: Virginia (Eddie) Jones of Virginia and Arnetha Simmons of Georgia; 22 grandchildren, 13 great grandchildren, 1 great-great grandchild, and a host of friends, nieces, nephews and cousins.
A Time To Serve
Bishop was a faithful member of the Garden of Prayer Cathedral, where he was called into ministry. Bishop founded The Explosion Outreach Church in November 1972 in the Bronx, New York. Bishop was an anointed and powerful man of God. Under his ministry many souls were saved and delivered. Signs and miracles were evident throughout his ministry. Bishop was a man after God's heart. He founded the United World Outreach Ministry in the Bronx, NY and was very powerful as the Presiding Prelate over the ministry. Bishop laid hands on and ordained 35 plus ministries with churches in South Carolina, North Carolina, Virginia, Georgia, and New York. He produced Live Teleision and Radio Broadcast shows (12 years) in New York and (9 years) in South Carolina. Every Easter he conducted a Crucifixion Parade in Dillon, Marion and Latta, SC Bishop Davis was the first to conduct an interracial Crucifixion Parade in Dillon, SC. Bishop founded the United World Outreach Priase Choir in the Bronx, New York where they received the name "House Wreckers" and was also an anointed singer. Bishop's most recent endeavor was the production of a DVD entitled "Who Killed The Rooster."
A Time To Mourn
Bishop was preceded in death by his mother and father Rufus Davis, Sr & Leona Brock Davis; his sister Dorothy Reid, his son Elder Gregory L Davis, and granddaughter Elizabeth Mary Davis.