Church History

Faith Deliverance Temple was founded in 1980 by The Late Bishop Veorah B. Davis. Bishop Davis, after being saved in 1965, being baptized in the Holy Spirit in 1970, and being called into the ministry in 1973, was a founding leader in a prayer band/evangelistic team named the Revival Team. On September 21, 1980 with much prayer and Godly counsel, Bishop Davis embarked upon the pastoral journey of leading God’s people. 

The Holy Spirit gave specific instruction to Bishop Davis that He wanted the church to reside in Lillington, North Carolina. Being that Bishop Davis was a woman of strong deep faith, her assignment to the community was to teach and preach the gospel in a way to break the chains of unbelief. With this in mind, the church was founded upon the scripture Hebrews 11:1 (KJV) “Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.” 

With this in mind, the church was named Faith Deliverance Temple. The Founding Members were: Bishop V.B. Davis (Founder), Margret McDougald, Alison McDougald, Janice Surles, her children, Tommy, James, Abigail, Gina Jill, Donna, Heather, and Sandy, Rosa Jackson, Vanessa White, and Demetrius Hollingsworth. 

From 1980 till 1985, Faith Deliverance met in a building effectually known as “The Barn”. Between 1985 and 1990, Bishop Davis fought to secure land and a building for the church to meet. It was during this time, that Faith would gather at Moore’s Chapel and Miracle Temple. It was in the beginning of 1990 that Faith Deliverance moved to its current location.

Faith Deliverance has participated in missions and outreach locally and internationally. The most recent being Word Alive Jamaica in 2018. Many souls were drawn to Christ at Faith. Many souls were healed, delivered, and reconnected. Faith Deliverance Temple was a safe haven for people in the community. On July 31, 2004, Bishop Davis was consecrated to the office of the Bishopric. Over many people have called Faith Deliverance home. 

On October 25, 2015, Bishop Davis announced to the congregation that with guidance of the Holy Spirit, she was turning the church over to the leadership of Pastor Bryant A. Davis. On October 27, 2016, Pastor Bryant was officially installed as Sr. Pastor of Faith Deliverance Temple. 

Over the past years Pastor Bryant Davis continues to move Faith Deliverance from "tradition to relationship" and worked to build “A Generation of Faith”