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Minister

Walter Bond Davis, American Minister. Avocations: sailing, writing, photography, music composing, traveling M C. Recipient Outstanding Program award Exch. Club, Outstanding Svc. award Application Binary Interface.

Background

Davis, Walter Bond was born on January 16, 1930 in Baltimore. Son of Everett Fogg and Fanny-Fern (Smith) Davis.

Education

Bachelor in English with honors, Cornell Univercity, 1951;Master of Divinity, Yale University, 1954;postgraduate, Harvard University, 1957-1960.

Career

Associate pastor, First Church, Oberlin, Ohio., 1954-1957;associate pastor, Center Congressional Church, Newtonville, Massachusetts, 1957-1960;senior pastor, First Congressional Church, United Church Christ, Verona, New Jersey, 1960-1965;senior pastor, First Congressional Church, United Church Christ, Santa Barbara, California, 1965-1971;senior pastor, First Congressional Church, United Church Christ, Winchester, Massachusetts, 1971-1989;senior pastor, First Congressional Church, United Church Christ, Attleboro, Massachusetts, 1989-1996;paster emeritus, since 1996;interim minister, First Congressional Church, Buena Park, California, since 1997. Visiting scholar Claremont (California) School Theology, 1975, 86, Vienna, 1986. Dean youth conferences United Church of Christ, Ohio, New Jersey, 1950-1970.

Executive Committee, board directors Massachusetts Conference and chair local church life and missions committee, chair nominating committee, member evangelism task force, church growth taskforce, committee commission. Recording secretary United Church Board for World Ministries, 1981-1986, steering committee Families Of Children Under Stress, 1988-1992. Community representative protocol committee Winchester Hospital, 1985-1989.

Achievements

  • Avocations: sailing, writing, photography, music composing, traveling M C.

Works

  • Other Work

    • Contributor articles to professional journals and newspapers

    • composer hymns.

Membership

Chairman Community Relations Commission, Santa Barbara, California, 1966-1970, Department College and University Ministries, New Jersey Council Churches, 1962-1965. Founding president Winchester Interagy. Council, 1975; founder Family to Family Fellowship, Santa Barbara, 1967.

Board directors United Way, 1990-1994, Habitat for Humanity, 1990-1994, Attleboro Area Literacy Council, 1990-1995. Member Congressional Christian History Society (clerk 1981-1996, executive board), Winchester Interfaith Council (president 1988-1989), Theological Study, Massachusetts Council Churches, Winthrop Club Boston (president 1982-1984), Rotary Club.

Interests

  • Other Interests

    Sailing, writing, photography, music composing, travel.

Connections

Married Catherine Fixx, September 18, 1934 (divorced 1981). Married Barbara Buschmeyer, November 24, 1928. Children: Ward, Peter, Eric, Craig, Jean, Martha, Neil, Tom.

father:
Everett Fogg Davis

mother:
Fanny-Fern (Smith) Davis

spouse:
Catherine Fixx

spouse:
Barbara Buschmeyer

child:
Ward Davis

child:
Peter Davis

child:
Eric Davis

child:
Craig Davis

child:
Jean Davis

child:
Martha Davis

child:
Neil Davis

child:
Tom Davis