Prior to his move to the ghettos of the Dominican Republic, for 16 years, Roderick Davis experienced inner-city ministries in the United States working with drug addicts and juvenile delinquents. His experience in program development, group facilitation, cultural studies, church planting, Bible studies, and staff training has afforded him opportunities that he never expected.
Rod currently serves as the Executive Director of T.E.A.R.S. Ministries (True Evangelism Always Requires Sacrifice) which he founded in 1995. Since the ministry began, Rod has led numerous projects including--but not limited to--founding both a government-accredited 400 student school and a 100 student Haitian school, planting 28 churches in Haitian communities, and directing a missionary intern program and several social service outreaches such as a water purification center and the distribution of clothing and housing to the needy. His team has also hosted numerous short-term mission teams from the U.S. and Canada.
Rod and his wife Twila have been married nearly 30 years and have two grown children, Shekinah and Isaac. Each of the Davis family members has played a significant role in the success of the ministry.
Way to Pray: Please pray for a Grace Awakening in their local churches and community. They are living in a 94% Catholic community and are constantly fighting against a works mentality. Not just in their churches but in their own lives as well! Please also pray for Rod who recently had two major back surgeries this past year and continues to strengthen.