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Dr. James O. Davis is founder of Cutting Edge International and the CoFounder of the Global Church Network. The Global Church Network is a growing coalition of more than 2,000 Christian ministries and denominations synergizing their efforts together to build the premier community of pastors worldwide to help plant five million new churches for a billion soul harvest. Cutting Edge International and the Global Church Network, consist of more than 500,000 churches.

Many Christian leaders recognize Dr. Davis as one of the leading networkers in the Christian world. In 2010, Dr. Davis was named in “Top Ten Christian Influencers In The World” & as “Leader Of The Year.”

His leadership includes:

  • A biannual Synergize! Pastors Conference, regional Synergize! Leadership Summits, plus the deployment of the Global Church Leadership Summits in all major world regions. During international summits in 2007-2011, leaders committed to plant more than 5.5 million new churches.
  • An annual North American Conference On Biblical Preaching.
  • More than 50,000 pastors have attended these conferences and summits.
  • Before launching the Global Churchl Network, Dr. Davis served twelve years as the National Evangelists Representative for the National Assemblies of God world headquarters where he provided leadership for some 1,500 evangelists and equipped thousands of students for full-time evangelism.
  • Ministering more than 45 weeks per year to an average yearly audience of more than 125,000 people. In the last nearly 30 years, Dr. Davis has ministered face-to-face to more than 7,000,000 people in more than 121 nations.
  • Annual travel exceeding 250,000 miles with a combined total of nearly 8,000,000 miles.


Dr. Davis earned his Doctorate in Ministry at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School. He was awarded his Bachelor’s degree in Bible by Central Bible College and earned two master’s degrees at the Assemblies of God Theological Seminary. As an author and editor, he has provided: The Pastor’s Best Friend: The New Testament Evangelist; Living Like Jesus; Signposts On The Road To Armageddon, What To Do When The Lights Go Out, It’s A Miraculous Life, Twelve Big Ideas, The Preacher’s Summit: Reaching Your Maximum Potential; Gutenberg to Google: The Twenty Indispensable Laws Of Communication , How To Make Your Net Work: Tying Relational Knots For Global Impact and co-authored with Dr. Bill Bright, Beyond All Limits: The Synergistic Church For A Planet In Crisis; as well as articles for Charisma, Ministry Today, New York Times Magazine and numerous other publications.

Dr. Davis resides in the greater Orlando area, with his wife Sheri and daughters, Olivia and Priscilla. They also have two children, Jennifer and James, who reside in heaven.


Recent News

The Billion Soul Story: Finding Your Role In God’s Goal

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The Seven Steps To Networking With Friends For Success

There are basically two kinds of people in life. There are those who make deposits and those who make withdrawals. We need the kind of friends in our life who make deposits. I realize that there are exceptions to this statement. There are instances where our friends...

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700 Million Souls Saved And Counting!

The Global Church continues to make enormous strides toward the planting of five million new churches for a Billion Soul harvest by the year 2020. The Billion Soul Initiative began in September, 2015, Dallas, Texas. At this global launch were 500 key leaders from 80...

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Dr. Doug Beacham

I have been with Dr. James O. Davis both overseas and in the United States. We have chosen to network and partner together for the dual purpose of equipping pastors and for the finishing of the Great Commission. We have also experienced his preaching ministry first-hand throughout the International Pentecostal Holiness Church.

James Hudson Taylor IV

No one understands the Global Body of Christ better than James Davis. My life and ministry have been enriched over the years. I believe every pastor ought to seriously consider having Dr. Davis to minister in their church!

Peter Mortlock

As we network key pastors together worldwide, we will witness greater goals being achieved than in the previous generation. In recent years, I have grown to deeply appreciate the leadership capacity of James Davis and his global team.

Prince Guneratnam

Dr. James Davis and I have been friends for more than twenty years. It am thrilled to serve with him to help double the size of the church worldwide.

Leon Fontaine

It a thrill to serve with James Davis on this global team, believing the Lord to plant churches where there have never been any churches before and to see souls saved where no souls have been saved before.

Jim Garlow

I am amazed at the global growth of the Second Billion Network and count it an honor to serve as the CoChair of Culture Engagement. From the first time I heard James Davis cast the Billion Soul vision, it has been my joy to partner with him and his team.

David Sobrepena

I have been a part of this global network since it was first announced by James Davis to more than 5,000 leaders. I am thrilled to know now that pastors in more than 140 nations are partnering together.

J. Don George

We have hosted James Davis’ ministry over the years at Calvary Church.  I have been honored to serve on the Cutting Edge International Executive Board for more than fifteen years.  You will be enriched and expanded through this ministry.

Ademola Ishola

The Lord has equipped Dr. James Davis with the ability to network the Body of Christ. In the years ahead we will witness more churches being planted through out the world.

John Baschieri

For more than twenty years, we have been fortunate to have Dr. Davis to minister our congregation. As long as I am pastor of New Life Assembly we will continue to have him every year and trust you will do the same. It has been my honor to serve as Vice President of Cutting Edge International for more than fifteen years.

James Merritt

James Davis is a friend, fellow laborer and faithful partner. We are grateful to serve with him in seeing more than one billion people coming to Christ in the years ahead.

Reinhard Bonnke

James Davis is one of the greatest Christian networkers today. His ministry, message and methods are moving the global Church forward for Great Commission fulfillment.

Dwayne Pickett

When I think of a global connector, I think of Dr. James Davis and his incredible ministry. No one has helped to better understand the Global Church more clearly than Dr. Davis in my life. We continue to have his ministry at New Jerusalem Church and encourage you to do so as well.

Wes Stafford

I am thankful to have had the privilege of ministering at the Synergize! Pastors Conference. I believe it is possible to double the size of the church.

Alex Mitala

We are committed to the Second Billion Network and to seeing untold millions come to Christ in our lifetime. I deeply appreciate James Davis’ servant leadership and his vision for the Body of Christ.

Kenneth Ulmer

James Davis’ ministry brings the Body of Christ together to focus on the main elements of evangelism, discipleship and leadership.

George Wood

It is joy to serve with you in the Body of Christ. You continue to be a phenomenal blessing in the Assemblies of God and beyond.

Steve Riggle

We have had Dr. Davis to minister at Grace Church on several occasions and will continue to do so in the future. I recommend that you engage his ministry soon.

Jack Hayford

From the very first-time we met, I knew our relationship and partnership would have great impact in the Kingdom of God. I have been honored to partner with you for many years.

Eddy Leo

We were fortunate to host the Second Billion Summit in Jakarta, Indonesia. Our pastors and leaders were challenged and committed to double the size of the Church in our nation. We are appreciative of Dr. James Davis visionary leadership and commit to help finish the Great Commission in our lifetime.

Jo Anne Lyon

The Wesleyans are honored to partner with Dr. James Davis and the Billion Soul Network. His ministry is refreshing to us, as we strive to fulfill the Great Commission together.

Ed Young

One of the greatest untold stories in North America is the evangelism effort worldwide. The winning of one billion souls will help mobilize us to fulfill the Great Commission as fast as possible.

Mark Bailey

We are grateful for James Davis visionary leadership. He not only understands networking but has paid the price both professionally and educationally to prepare himself effectively in the Church.

David Mohan

I am honored to serve on the Second Billion Global Team and believe more than one billion souls will come to Christ in this generation.

Paul Cole

It is thrill to serve on the Second Billion team. We are witnessing before our eyes the church being networked together to achieve a higher dimension of multiplication.

Elmer Towns

Dr. James Davis and I have been personal friends for many years. We have had minister at Liberty University on several different occasions. I look forward to seeing what the Lord will be accomplish through the Second Billion Network in the years ahead.

Leonard Sweet

You’re the REAL gift to the church. I’m proud to be working with you in the vineyard, and stand in rapt amazement at your stamina, energy, and optimism for the church.

Stan Toler

I thank the Lord for your partnership and friendship! It is always a joy to share conferences with you. Your ministry continues to inspire Church of the Nazarene leaders worldwide.

John Ed Mathison

I am thrilled to serve on James Davis’ global networking team. His ministry brings encouragement and excellence to the Body of Christ.

Walter Kaiser

I have known Dr. James Davis since the early 1990s, when he was a doctoral student at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School. He has a capacity to understand the Church and to network key components.

Dr. Fred Luter

It is a joy to partner and minister with Dr. James O. Davis and the Billion Soul Network team.  You will find, just as I have, when you choose to include Dr. Davis in your ministry plans, your life and ministry will be expanded more than you ever imagined.

Rev. Dan Miller

Over the years, I have worked with Dr. James Davis overseas and have had him minister in our local church and district. Without exception, I have found his ministry and message to be on the cutting edge of where our local church is at the time and where our world is headed in the future. You will enjoy his ministry as much as we do!

Don Meyer

When I think of Dr. James O. Davis, I think of a man of God with unusual gifts as a preacher of God’s Word. His entire life demonstrates his commitment to excellence in preaching. We have him minister at Valley Forge Christian College every year!

George Sawyer

I have served on the Cutting Edge International Board of Directors for nearly twenty years. Our church has been energized and equipped through Dr. Davis’ nearly every year since the late 1980’s. Your church will be empowered as well!

Alton Garrison

For more than 25 years, Dr. James Davis and I have been close friends and shared many preaching platforms together. He is truly one of the best preachers and strongest networkers in the Church today.

Louie Bustle

I am thrilled to synergize with Dr. James Davis and the Billion Soul Network for the doubling the size of the global Church.

Gustavo Crocker

James Davis brings to the global table the ability to have conduct leadership conversations that build synergy in the Church. Let’s win the second billion together!

Ray McCauley

We are thrilled to serve with James Davis and his global team to plant churches and win souls worldwide.

Ben Stein

James O. Davis is a brilliant leader and thinker for today. He is on the cutting edge of networking leadership. It has been a joy to partner with him.

Rev. Barry Clardy

We continue to have Dr. James Davis minister at Princeton Pike Church of God.  I have found his ministry over the years to be current and applicable to our entire congregation.  I hope you will make plans to invite him soon and find out first-hand what his ministry will do for you and your church.

Dr. Mark Williams

We have utilized the ministry of Dr. James O. Davis in our general assemblies and at our Pentecostal Theological Seminary.  You and your church will be enriched through his teaching/preaching ministry.  Be sure to make plans to have Dr. Davis as soon as possible!

Glenn Burris

I have known Dr. James Davis for many years.  The Foursquare Fellowship continues to benefit greatly through his preaching and networking ministry.

Lee Powell

From the first time I met James Davis, I was raptured with the vision of more than one billion souls coming to Christ in my lifetime. We are honored to partner with him and his excellent team.

Zollie Smith

From the first time I heard Dr. James Davis share the Billion Soul vision, I have been committed to seeing the timespan of the Great Commission being shorten in my lifetime. Our denomination enjoys partnering in the Second Billion Network.

John Lindell

For many years James and Sheri Davis attended James River Assembly, before moving to central Florida. It is a thrilled to see what the Lord is doing through their lives worldwide.

Bill Winston

I am thankful to partner and minister with James Davis and the Second Billion Network. His ministry will equip you for effective, Kingdom-building leadership.

Peter Njiri

Since 1987, James Davis and I have been friends and have served together in many different leadership projects. It is a privilege to serve as the CoChair of East Africa and to host the upcoming Second Billion Summit.

Ben Lerner

No one understands networking any better than James Davis and his ability to cast a vision broad enough for the Body of Christ to work together.