Minister Lydia L. Davis is an Inspirational Writer, Inspirational Speaker, Church Communications and Media Consultant. Ms. Lydia is the Founder and Owner of: His Love Kept Me Ministries and His Love Kept Me Publishing, LLC. She currently serve as the Communications Media Ministry Leader and on the Barnes UMC Leadership Administrative Council. She is an Outreach Minister and assist serving at BarnesUMC Feeding Ministry. Her Spiritual Gifts are Shepherding, Administration, Serving, Mercy, Compassion.
Min. Lydia was married for 22 years and is the blessed Mother of young adult twin sons, Steven and Shawn, both living in the Southern California area. One of her sons was born Hard-of-Hearing, so she embraced the need to learn total communication for the benefit of her family so she enrolled for three years of SEE Sign Language after he was diagnosed as a toddler. Recently she celebrated the college graduation of one of her sons from California State University Los Angeles in Communications, he was inducted into the Lambda Phi Eta National Communication Association Honor Society of the Sigma Pi Chapter. The other, Steven, will complete his full-time studies at the Art Institute of Hollywood studying Producing, Film and Media in the Winter of 2015/2016.
She was born and raised in Northern Indiana to the late Sharon Davis Johnson and Gospel Singer Daniel Davis of “The Traveling Kings” and of the “Davis Family Gospel Group.” She has four younger sisters. She was raised and Christianed in St. Mark AME Zion Church serving in the Youth and Sunday School ministries before she relocated to Northern California right after High School. She earned her degree from DeAnza College and later from San Jose State University earning her Professional Certifications in Marketing, Communications, Public Relations, and Advertising.
She worked in the public sector for a major Defense Contractor in Northern California for over 15 years. Also for over 15 years she also served in Ministry as Servant Leader and Director at South Bay Community Church (SBCC) in Fremont, California (an Evangelical Covenant Church) over The Marketing and Communications Group (MarCom Group) that she formed which consisted of a synergy of a combination of 12-14 pre-existing and newly created multimedia ministries. She was blessed to have been mentored and serve with the phenomenal founding now Emeritus Pastor, Dr. Stanley B. Long and on his Ministerial Leadership Board. While at SBCC, she also created and facilitated a Christ Care small support group called “Living Through Chronic Pain” using the biblical story of Job as the group’s model of healing, faith, pushing through unimaginable painful challenges, double restoration based upon her pushing through her own degenerative spine disability and pain. She’s also had Rick Warren small group studies. Min. Lydia also had years of Leadership training while serving at SBCC along with course training with John Maxwell’s “Laws of Leadership” series. During her SBCC years, she also served concurrently as: a Hosting Ministry Team Leader, the Servant Leader of the Infant Recognition (Cradle Rock-n-Roll) and Dedication Ministries, active in the Care Unit group, and was the Children’s Choir Interpretive Sign Language director for their major Easter and Christmas concert productions.
She relocated from her California home to Indianapolis to honor a promise she made to her mother to come to her side if her health became so that she could no longer care for herself. She sacrificed, “laid down her life” without hesitation poured all she had into managing care-giving for her mother and completed her promise sitting next to her mother when the Lord called her home from her sufferings January 2013.
Minister Lydia was honored in July 2014 to receive a “Calumet Star Achiever” Award in recognition of her outstanding achievements and accomplishments by the city of East Chicago, her hometown, Indiana’s Concerned Calumet Citizens Committee, Inc. She was also honored years ago to receive a “MarCom” Leadership Recognition Award for outstanding leadership and service from her South Bay Community Church Ministries.
She has two pending book projects. To follow and read some of Minister Lydia’s writings, visit her website at: www.hislovekeptme.com. Her genesis Sermon, answering God’s call from the Pulpit, was May 2014 and can be found on her youtube channel along with others on the Barnes Church youtube channel.
“Work willingly at whatever you do, as though you were working for the Lord rather than for people.”
Colossians 3:23 NLT
This is God’s Word on the subject: “As soon as Babylon’s seventy years are up and not a day before,
I’ll show up and take care of you as I promised and bring you back home. I know what I’m doing.
I have it all planned out—plans to take care of you, not abandon you, plans to give you the future you hope for.When you call on me, when you come and pray to me, I’ll listen.” Jeremiah 29:11-12 MSG