The Rev. Dr. Davis Chappell

Denomination: United Methodist Church (UMC)
Organization: Brentwood United Methodist Church, Nashville, TN

The Rev. Dr. Davis Chappell became senior pastor of Brentwood United Methodist Church in Nashville, TN, in 2013.

Formerly he served as senior pastor of the First United Methodist Church of Lawrenceville since 2001.  He has served in pastoral appointments in the North Georgia Conference for the past 30 years including Redwine UMC in Gainesville, Inman UMC, White UMC and Northbrook UMC. Davis has also served on the Board of Ordained Ministry and on the Board of the United Methodist Children's Home.

Davis graduated from Martin College in Pulaski, Tennessee, and also from Lambuth College in Jackson, Tennessee, with degrees in Psychology. He went on to Candler School of Theology on the campus of Emory University, where he received his M.Div. degree. In 2008 he completed his D.Min degree at Perkins School of Theology on the campus of Southern Methodist University. His doctoral work was in the area of evangelism and church renewal. His thesis was about how the mother church is impacted by birthing a new congregation.

Davis is married to the former Sherre Hufman. They have two grown children, Andrew and Hailey.


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A Prophet's Joy

Tuesday December 03, 2013
I’ve got good news for you today. Home is not a place. It's a relationship. The One whose birth is promised by prophets will be called Emmanuel, which means God with us. He’s our home! He’s our place! And his presence turns our grief into joy.

Street Preaching

Tuesday June 12, 2012
The Rev. Dr. Davis Chappell suggests that we can learn a lot about how we communicate the Good News in our culture by studying how the Apostle Paul spoke to the Athenians in ancient Greece about their "unknown god."

A Good Church Fight

Tuesday June 05, 2012
The Rev. Dr. Davis Chappell reveals that Acts 15 offers a model for conflict resolution, and it’s marked by respect, welcome, honesty, and openness to the work of the Holy Spirit.

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The Rev. Dr. Davis Chappell - Magic and Mystery of Life

Monday March 25, 2013
The Rev. Davis Chappell expounds on one of lifes greatest mysteries and sources of magic: Love. What is love? What is not love? Explore with us on this Day1 Reflection.