Kirk Davis is born and raised in San Francisco. He has spend the last 25 years doing nonprofit work in the Bayview Hunters/Point neighborhood. He gave his life to Christ in 1981 and preached his first message at Neighborhood Baptist Church (Fillmore District). In 1998 he became the Youth Pastor at Providence Baptist Church and joined Young Life staff. He has been an assistant chaplain at juvenile hall in San Francisco and served as founder of Street Survivors, a ministry that helps kids dealing with post-traumatic stress. With the help of his wife they have run after-school tutorial program and Summer Day Camp that grew to over 100 kids. He became area Director of Young Life for the Southeast area of San Francisco in 2001 where he created a program called YLDP (Youth Leadership Development Program) teaching Life-skills (2002). In 2008 they Started a non-profit organization called Rapha House Foundation, Inc. In 2012 Planted a Multi-Ethnic, Multi-Cultural Church called New Generation Covenant Church (ECC) in the Bayview/Hunters Point. Currently is planting a new worshipping community in Bayview/Hunters Point called Kairos Fellowship where activists, artists, and misfits can engage life, scripture, participate in community and provide spiritual support for each other.
Kirk was an ordained in 1989 by Northern Baptist Association. He received his B.A at Faith Bible College, completed the Fuller Seminary Urban Youth Workers Leadership program as well as Urban Youth Worker Institute. He’s been the recipient of the KQED Essence of Excellence Award in 2005 and the recipient of the Black Educators of the year award in 2003 and other congressional and community awards. Through his work in the community, Kirk has been able to build an extensive network in areas ranging from community schools, to juvenile hall and other non-profit organizations. His expertise ranges from workforce, youth and leadership development to faith organizing. He is a sought after speaker for community development, asset mapping and helping churches create new tribes.
He has been married to his wife Denise for 33 years they have 3 kids together. In his free time Kirk enjoys listening to old school R&B and classic cars.
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