400 NW 9th Avenue, Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33311

400 NW 9th Avenue, Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33311

Our Pastor

Pastor Marcus D. Davidson is a native of Tuscumbia, Alabama. He is the son of Dr. Green Davidson, III and Mrs. Barbara Bostick-Davidson and has four siblings: Vanessa Batten, Latresha Davidson-Woods, Reverend Green Davidson, IV, and LaBradford Davidson. Pastor Davidson is married to Mrs. Yvokia Jones-Davidson, and they have one child, Layla Alexandria.

Possessing a commitment to education, Pastor Davidson is a graduate of Deshler High School, Tuscumbia, Alabama; and he received his Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering Technology from Alabama Agricultural and Mechanical University in Normal, Alabama. He later entered Heritage Bible College in Huntsville, Alabama; where he received his Master of Biblical Studies. He also graduated from Beeson Divinity School at Samford University, Birmingham, Alabama, with his Master of Divinity. In addition, he has studied at Dallas Theological Seminary in Dallas, Texas; and abroad at the Caribbean Graduate School of Theology, Kingston, Jamaica in the West Indies. Pastor Davidson received his Doctor of Ministry degree (with an emphasis in Black Church Leadership) from The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, Kentucky. His doctoral project was “Developing Church Members into Ministry Leaders.”

At the age of six, Pastor Davidson accepted Christ as his Lord and Savior and united with the St. James Missionary Baptist Church in Leighton, Alabama under the leadership of his father, Dr. Green Davidson, III. When he was sixteen years of age, Pastor Davidson acknowledged his call into the preaching ministry.

Currently, Pastor Davidson serves as Senior Pastor of New Mount Olive Baptist Church in Fort Lauderdale, Florida where he has served since 2010. Pastor Davidson also pastored the Pleasant Grove Missionary Baptist Church in Courtland, Alabama from 1999-2009. He currently serves as Fifth Vice President/Southeast Region for the National Baptist Congress of Christian Education, an auxiliary of the National Baptist Convention, USA, Inc. The Southeast Region States covered under his leadership are: Florida, Georgia, Virginia, North Carolina, and South Carolina. In addition, he is a member of the Board of the National USA Foundation Inc. and he is a member of the Board of Trustees of Florida Memorial University in Miami Gardens, Florida. He is an active member of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Incorporated.

Pastor Davidson preaches from the depth of his heart across the nation and abroad. His love for the Lord is evident in his preaching and teaching and he continues to be a blessing to the body of Christ. In addition to being a preacher par excellent, Pastor Davidson released his debut CD in 2007, entitled “ll Say Yes.” He also recorded “When Pastors Meet” with other gospel artists in 2009. Copies of these recordings are available on iTunes and www.cdbaby.com.

This dynamic preacher has held the following positions, among others too numerous to list:Assistant Treasurer, National Baptist Convention, USA

  • Member, Consortium of Young Pastors of the National Baptist Convention, USA, Inc.
  • Moderator, Muscle Shoals District Missionary Baptist Association, Inc.
  • Second Vice Moderator, Muscle Shoals District Missionary Baptist Association, Inc.
  • Chairman, Moderators’ Department of the Northwest Wing State Convention
  • National Baptist Moderators’ Auxiliary Liaison Between Young & Senior Ministers of the National Baptist Convention, USA, Inc.
  • Member, Twenty Distinguished Men of the Shoals
  • Campaign Treasurer, Scruggs-Young 2009 Campaign
  • Alabama People’s Choice 2007 Male Vocalist of the Year

Visit Pastor Davidson at www.mountolive.org or follow him on Twitter @mdd191