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Pastor's Biographical Sketch

Rev. Dr. Mervin Davis Jr.
Senior Pastor

Pastor Mervin Davis, Jr. is a man after God’s own heart. With the character of being a humble man, Pastor Davis began preparing himself for the call on his life. He is a graduate of Trinity Biblical University, where he received a Bachelor and Masters of Biblical Studies. Pastor Davis began matriculating at Sacramento Theological Seminary, where he received his Doctoral of Theology. Pastor Davis attended Solano Community College and Sacramento State University where he major in Criminal Justice and retired in 2005 from Solano County Probation Department. Pastor Davis received Jesus Christ as his Lord and Savior on May 18, 1987 and as in time past, he immediately began to share the truth of God’s Word with all who would give ear to hear. He came into fellowship with the Fairfield Suisun Christian Center where he served as a Minister, a Board Member and preached his first sermon December 18, 1991. God in His infinite wisdom strategically prepared Pastor Davis for such a time as this, promoted him to serve as Senior Pastor at Amazing Grace Fellowship Church. In 1998, Pastor Davis was led by the Spirit of God to True Love Baptist Church where he served as an Associate Minister. He received his license to preach in 2004 and was ordained in 2007. On December 10, 2008, Pastor Mervin Davis, Jr. was called by God and elected by man to become the Senior Pastor of True Love Baptist Church, where he now serves. Pastor Davis is married to First Lady Rosie Davis and they reside in Fairfield, California with his son Trey Davis.

First Lady's Biographical Sketch

Rosie Davis
First Lady

Sister Rosie Davis is the 13th child of the late Ernest and C. B. Hall. She was born and raised in Terrell, Texas. Sister Davis was educated in the Texas Public School System. First Lady has earned her Degree of Associate in Christian Counseling in 2011 with honors Magna Cum Laude from Trinity Biblical University. She will continue her studies to obtain a Bachelor’s Degree in Christian Counseling. Prior to pursuing her formal education, Sister Davis learned the art of counseling and encouraging others by surviving the school of hard knocks, as a single mother raising three daughters; she is also, the proud loving grandmother of five grandchildren and one great grandson. Before retiring as a Tax Analyst from the Internal Revenue Service (IRS), Sister Davis also worked for the United States Agricultural Department and the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. A student of the Word of God, Sister Davis’ first ministry is being wife and helpmate to her husband, Pastor (Dr.) Mervin Davis Jr., of True Love Baptist Church in Fairfield, California where she serves as Director of Christian Counseling. Sister Davis also gives oversight to W.O.W (Women of Wisdom), an extended women’s ministry which she helped to revive alongside her Pastor and other members of the church. Busy in the kingdom, Sister Davis is also active with the Praise Team, in the choir and previously served with the Prison Ministries. Sister Davis is also a member of The Ministers’ Wives and Ministers' Widows Association where she serves as the instructor for her local group. Sister Rosie Davis is looking forward to a bright future and doing more as a Public Speaker and Christian Counselor to motivate, encourage and equip God's people for works of service so that the Body of Christ may be built up from the inside out!

True Love Now and Then

On December 10, 2008, True Love Baptist Church entered into a new phase of Christian growth and development under the inspired leadership of Rev. Mervin Davis Jr., Senior Pastor. Since his call, he has taken the helm and never looked back. His vision for the church is to achieve a loving balance between the traditional and the contemporary where people of all ages and stages of life can feel accepted, loved and free to worship the Savior. In order to do this, he has solicited advice and counsel from church leaders and congregants regarding how the church should proceed to actualize the “new vision”.

Since his appointment, he and the congregation have been actively involved in examining the church’s internal operations to assure that True Love will continue to be a place where God’s purpose can be fulfilled. One of his major initiatives has been the incorporation of a Youth Advisory Council to gain an in- depth perspective into the spiritual needs of our young people.

Since 2008, the church has seen a considerable increase in new and experienced Christians coming to the Lord. In this regard, True Love’s goal is to continue to plant these seeds in order that God may add the increase.

True Love is relatively young as a church institution having been established in late 1993 by a small group of dedicated and persistent Christians under the leadership of the late Rev. James A. Ray. The first meetings were held in homes much like the first century churches began. The founding pastor took no compensation for several years in order to allow the fledgling church to prosper. The church quickly moved to a rented building and soon were able to purchase a small house on Fairfield Ave. for the purpose of carrying on church business. Soon thereafter, the young church moved to its’ present location at 1956 Pennsylvania. Ave. in Fairfield, California.

Rev. Davis’s goal is to maintain the fine traditions that have already been established and to take the church to the next level.

May God’s blessings continue to shower down on True Love, “A Church On The Move For Jesus”.

What We Believe

First and foremost, we believe in the Baptist Articles of Faith.

A Bible Baptist is one who believes in a supernatural Bible, which tells of a supernatural Christ, Who had a supernatural birth, Who spoke supernatural words, Who performed supernatural miracles, Who lived a supernatural life, Who died a supernatural death, Who rose in supernatural power, Who ascended in supernatural splendor, Who intercedes as a supernatural priest and Who will one day return in supernatural glory to establish a supernatural kingdom on the earth.

Article One: Of The Scriptures
We believe that the Holy Bible was written by men supernaturally inspired; that it has truth without any admixture of error for its matter; and therefore is, and shall remain to the end of the age, the only complete and eternal revelation of the will of God to man; the true center of Christian union and the supreme standard by which all human conduct, creeds, and opinions should be tried.

Article Two: Of The True God
We believe that there is one, and only one, living and true God, an infinite, intelligent Spirit, the maker and supreme ruler of heaven and earth; inexpressibly glorious in holiness and worthy of all possible honor, confidence and love; that in the unity of the Godhead there are three persons, the Father, the Son and the Holy Ghost, equal in every divine perfection, and executing distinct but harmonious offices in the great work of redemption.

Article Three: Of The Holy Spirit
We believe that the Holy Spirit is a divine person; equal with God the Father and God the Son and of the same nature; that He was active in the creation; that in His relation to the unbelieving world He restrains the evil one until God’s purpose is fulfilled; that He convicts of sin, of judgment and of righteousness; that He bears witness to the Truth of the Gospel in preaching and testimony; that He is the agent in the New Birth; that He seals, endues, guides, teaches, witnesses, sanctifies and helps the believer.

Article Four: Of The Devil, Or Satan
We believe that Satan was once holy, and enjoyed heavenly honors; but through pride and ambition to be as the Almighty, fell and drew after him a host of angels; that he is now the malignant prince of the power of the air, and the unholy god of this world. We hold him to be man’s great tempter, the enemy of God and His Christ, the accuser of the saints, the author of all false religions, the chief power back of the present apostasy; the lord of the antichrist, and the author of all the powers of darkness - destined however to nal defeat at the hands of God’s own Son, and to the judgment of an eternal justice in hell, a place prepared for him and his angels.

Article Five: Of Creation
We believe in the Genesis account of creation, and that it is to be accepted literally, and not allegorically or figuratively; that man was created directly in God’s own image and after His own likeness; that man’s creation was not a matter of evolution or evolutionary change of species, or development through interminable periods of time from lower to higher forms; that all animal and vegetable life was made directly and God’s established law was that they should bring forth only “after their kind.”

Article Six: Of The Fall Of Man
We believe that man was created in innocence under the law of his Maker, but by voluntary transgression fell from his sinless and happy state, in consequence of which all mankind are now sinners, not by constraint, but of choice; and therefore under just condemnation without defense or excuse.

Article Seven: Of The Virgin Birth
We believe that Jesus Christ was begotten of the Holy Ghost in a miraculous manner; born of Mary, a virgin, as no other man was ever born or can ever be born of a woman, and that He is both the Son of God, and God, the Son.

Article Eight: Of The Atonement For Sin
We believe that the salvation of sinners is wholly of grace; through the mediatorial offices of the Son of God, Who by appointment of the Father, freely took upon Him our nature, yet without sin, honored the divine law by His personal obedience, and by His death made a full and vicarious atonement for our sins; that His atonement consisted not in setting us an example by His death as a martyr, but was the voluntary substitution of Himself in the sinner’s place, the Just dying for the unjust, Christ, the Lord, bearing our sins in His own body on the tree; that, having risen from the dead, He is now enthroned in heaven and uniting in His wonderful person the tenderest sympathies with divine perfection, He is in every way qualified to be a suitable, a compassionate and an all sufficient Savior.

Article Nine: Of Grace In The New Creation
We believe that in order to be saved, sinners must be born again; that the new birth is a new creation in Christ Jesus; that it is instantaneous and not a process; that in the new birth the one dead in trespasses and in sins is made a partaker of the divine nature and receives eternal life, the free gift of God; that the new creation is brought about in a manner above our comprehension, not by culture, not by character, nor by the will of man, but wholly and solely by the power of the Holy Spirit in connection with divine truth, so as to secure our voluntary obedience to the gospel; that its proper evidence appears in the holy fruits of repentance and faith and newness of life.

Article Ten: Of The Freeness Of Salvation
We believe in God’s electing grace; that the blessings of salvation are made free to all by the gospel; that it is the immediate duty of all to accept them by a cordial, penitent and obedient faith; and nothing prevents the salvation of the greatest sinner on earth but his own inherent depravity and voluntary rejection of the gospel; which rejection involves him in an aggravated condemnation.

Article Eleven: Of Justification
We believe that the great gospel blessing which Christ secures to such as believe in Him is Justification; that Justification includes the pardon of sin, and the gift of eternal life on principles of righteousness; that it is bestowed not in consideration of any works of righteousness which we have done; but solely through faith in the Redeemer’s blood, His righteousness is imputed unto us.

Article Twelve: Of Repentance And Faith
We believe that Repentance and Faith are solemn obligations, and also inseparable graces, wrought in our souls by the quickening Spirit of God; thereby, being deeply convicted of our guilt, danger and helplessness, and of the way of salvation by Christ, we turn to God with unfeigned contrition, confession and supplication for mercy; at the same time heartily receiving the Lord Jesus Christ and openly confessing Him as our only and all-sufficient Savior.

Article Thirteen: Of The Church
We believe that a Baptist Church is a congregation of baptized believers associated by a covenant of faith and fellowship of the gospel, said church being understood to be the citadel and propagator of the Divine and Eternal Grace; observing the ordinances of Christ; governed by His laws; exercising the gifts, rights, and privileges invested in them by His Word; that its officers of ordination are pastors or elders whose qualifications, claims, and duties are clearly defined in the scriptures; we believe the true mission of the church is found in the Great Commission: First, to make individual disciples; Second, to build up the church; Third, to teach and instruct as He has commanded. We do not believe in the reversal of this order; we hold that the local church has the absolute right of self government, free from the interference of any hierarchy of individuals or organizations; and that the one and only superintendent is Christ through the Holy Spirit; that it is scriptural for true churches to cooperate with each other in contending for the faith and for the furtherance of the Gospel; that every church is the sole and only judge of the measure and method of its cooperation; on all matters of membership, of policy, of government, of discipline, of benevolence, the will of the local church is final.

Article Fourteen: Of Baptism And The Lord’s Supper
We believe that Christian baptism is the immersion in water of a believer, in the name of the Father, of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost, with the authority of the local church, to show forth in a solemn and beautiful emblem our faith in the crucified, buried and risen Savior, with its effect in our death to sin and resurrection to a new life; that it is prerequisite to the privileges of a church relation and to the Lord’s supper, in which the members of the church, by the sacred use of bread and the fruit of the vine are to commemorate together the dying love of Christ; preceded always by solemn self-examination.

Article Fifteen: Of The Perseverance Of The Saints
We believe that such only are real believers as endure unto the end; that their persevering attachment to Christ is the grand mark which distinguishes them from superficial professors; that a special Providence watches over their welfare; and that they are kept by the power of God through faith unto eternal salvation.

Article Sixteen: Of The Righteous And The Wicked
We believe that there is a radical and essential difference between the righteous and the wicked; that such only as through faith are justified in the name of the Lord Jesus, and sanctified by the Spirit of our God, are truly righteous in His esteem; while all such as continue in impenitence and unbelief are in His sight wicked, and under the curse, and this distinction holds among men both in and after death, in the everlasting felicity of the saved and the everlasting conscious suffering of the lost.

Article Seventeen: Of Civil Government
We believe that civil government is of divine appointment, for the interests and good order of human society; that magistrates are to be prayed for, conscientiously honored and obeyed; except only in things opposed to the will of our Lord Jesus Christ; who is the only Lord of the conscience, and the coming Prince of the kings of the earth.

Article Eighteen: Of The Resurrection And Return Of Christ And Related Events
We believe in and accept the sacred Scriptures upon these subjects at their face and full value. Of the Resurrection, we believe that Christ rose bodily “The third day according to the Scriptures”; that He ascended “to the right hand of the throne of God”; that He alone is our “merciful and faithful high priest in things pertaining to God”; “that this same Jesus which is taken up from you into heaven shall so come in like manner as ye have seen Him go into heaven,” bodily, personally, and visibly; that the “dead in Christ shall rise first”; that the living saints “shall all be changed in a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trump”; “that the Lord God shall give unto Him the throne of His father David”; and that “Christ shall reign a thousand years in righteousness until He hath put all enemies under His feet.”

Article Nineteen: Of Missions
The command to give the gospel to the world is clear and unmistakable and this Commission was given to the churches.

Article Twenty: Of The Grace Of Giving
Scriptural giving is one of the fundamentals of the Faith.
2 Corinthians 8:7, “Therefore, as ye abound in everything, in faith, and utterance, and knowledge, and in all diligence, and in your love to us, see that ye abound in this grace also.”