Pastor Mike and Karen Davis
Pastor Mike was born in Princeton, New Jersey to Jay and Pegge Davis. Mike's father was a graduate of UNC Chapel Hill and Columbia University in New York City. He was a life time educator and taught at Emory University, Duke University, and was Dean at UNC-G, when it was Woman's College and was involved in the development of educational testing protocols like the Myers Briggs Indicator which has become so popular. Mike has a brother Chris, now a resident of Mebane and a sister Jill, who is a resident of Chapel Hill. Pastor Mike attended junior and senior high school in Chapel Hill and enrolled at Saint Andrews, to pursue a liberal arts education. It was during his years at Saint Andrews that Pastor Mike met Christ and received his calling to Christian service. In pursuit of this new direction, Pastor Mike enrolled at Southeastern Theological Seminary in Wake Forest. While studying there and serving a student appointment near Rocky Mount, Pastor Mike met Karen, a native of New York City. When he completed Seminary they were married and have been blessed to share many years together serving the Lord.
Mike and Karen have two children; a daughter Michelle and a son John. Michelle is a pharmacist at Walmart in Wilson, and she and her husband Greg have three children, Ryan, Matthew and Macy. Greg is the computer specialist at Nash General Hospital in Rocky Mount. Pastor Mike and Karen's son John and his wife Mandy live in Matthews, where John is a representative for Nautica apparel and Mandy is a Physical Education teacher. Mike's father has gone on to his reward, but his mother Pegge still lives in Chapel Hill.
Pastor Mike is an avid photographer, enjoys reading and history, and shooting skeet or sporting clays. He is deeply appreciative to our men and women in uniform, having served a church in Fayetteville for 8 years. Additionally, Pastor Mike likes anything related to aviation and is understandably proud of his son-in-law, a former F-111 fighter pilot in Desert Storm.
Karen grew up in the Roman Catholic Church in New York City. She has wonderful memories of walking through knee deep snow with her father to attend services. Karen's parents, Stan and Florence Czerniakowski were inspirations in their church and when they moved South, even offered their home to their parish for a parsonage. Both parents are in heaven, but their former home is still in use by their parish in Rocky Mount. Karen enjoys needle arts, tropical gardening, and she has a salt water aquarium. Pastor Mike was raised in a church going family in both the Methodist and Presbyterian denominations. The most deeply religious person in his family was his Grandfather, who openly prayed that the Lord would lead Pastor Mike into a life of Christian service. Obviously those prayers were answered and Pastor Mike is "eternally grateful". Pastor Mike says that his first priority at Page is to get to know every family, member, and visitor to our congregation and to tell everyone of the unconditional and infinite love of God for all His children.