Phil and Shanna Davis
Phil and Shanna Davis joined WHM in 2003 with a heart for the young, international population of Prague, Czech Republic. Phil is originally from Richmond, VA, and Shanna grew up in the Los Angeles area.
Having met in Russia in 1997, they returned to the States to get married and for Phil to attend seminary. While in seminary, Phil joined the staff of Uptown Church in Charlotte, NC, first as an intern and later as the assistant pastor of missions.
After graduating from RTS-Charlotte they wanted to return to Eastern Europe and build a gospel-centered community that would serve as a light in the “atheist capital of the world,” as Prague has been called. Phil and Shanna led several short-term trips to Prague to understand the spiritual climate and the potential for a new church there, through which they connected with WHM.
Uptown Church is now partnering with World Harvest Mission to actively send and support the Davis family and other members of Uptown. This partnership allows the entire team of tentmaking and traditional missionaries to receive the encouragement of their former local body with the cross-cultural expertise and shepherding of the mission, uniting World Harvest Mission with the local church.
The Davis family has been on the field since May, 2005, and Faith Community Church was planted in April, 2007. They are seeking to build a network of like-minded churches in Prague through evangelism, discipleship, and leadership development.
Phil and Shanna have three children – Lucy was born in December, 2002; Clark in December, 2004; and Piper was born in January, 2008.
Phil and Shanna’s blog: philnshanna.blogspot.com
DESIGNATION NUMBER: 51464