Mother Arelis Beevers Davis
Arelis Beevers Davis serves as Episcopal District Supervisor, Women’s Missionary Society and Young Peoples’ Division of the 2nd Episcopal District of the African Methodist Episcopal Church (Maryland, Virginia, North Carolina, Western North Carolina, and Washington, D.C.).
Mother Davis was born in Samana, Dominican Republic, to the late Mr. Federico Beevers and the late Mrs. Luz Francisca Beevers. She moved to the United States at an early age, and was educated in the Belmar Public School System (New Jersey). She received a Bachelor of Arts degree from Morris Brown College in Atlanta, Georgia, and a Master of Education degree (Spanish Education concentration), from the University of Alabama in Birmingham. While fulfilling requirements for her Master’s degree, she studied at the University of Guadalajara in Mexico.
Before becoming the 2nd Episcopal District Supervisor, she was the 9th and the 19th Episcopal District Supervisor (Republic of South Africa). Mother Davis initiated the “Hope and Healing” ministry for health and wellness support which involved, but was not limited to, breast cancer awareness and HIV/AIDS. Dutifully, she served as First Lady of Big Bethel AME Church in Atlanta, Georgia.
Mother Davis’ travels have included Hong Kong, Bermuda, Bahamas, England, Singapore, Malaysia, Germany, Brazil, Canada, and East, West and South Africa .
Mother Davis recently retired as an exemplary Spanish teacher from Frederick Douglas High School in Atlanta, Georgia. Among her numerous awards and honors are Who’s Who Among Black Americans and the National Hispanic Society. Her community memberships include the Professional Association of Georgia Educators (PAGE), National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP), and Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated.
Married to Bishop James L. Davis for over forty years, her dedication to God and Kingdom building exemplify the essence of true partnership in ministry and marriage. Mother Davis considers one of her greatest gifts being a mother to her two daughters, Damarys Monique Burnett and Nicole Tatiana Pass, and her son-in-law, Christopher Burnett. The greatest joys of her life are her grandchildren Patrick James, Ashton James Pass, Baron Christopher Valentino Burnett, Noel Olivia Burnett and Violet Joy Cristina.