Dr. George Harold Davis
Harold Davis grew up in Austin (Texas) and trusted Jesus as his Savior when he was a boy. In 1953, he married Frances Cardwell, his life-long partner in ministry. Harold was a graduate of Baylor University (B.A.) and Texas Tech University (M.Ed.). He was also awarded the Doctor of Political Science and the Doctor of Laws from the University of Texas at San Antonio.
He served in various churches across Texas in both education and music ministry. He returned to Austin in 1964 to start a business; his goal was to earn money to help advance missions around the world. Harold was elected to the Texas House of Representatives, serving Burnet and Travis Counties (1968-1972).
In 1975, Harold led a group to begin World Hope Foundation. This was the beginning of World Hope Ministries International. Harold mobilized numerous teams to go to Japan, Korea, and other parts of the world. Through this ministry, thousands of people around the world heard and believed the gospel of Jesus Christ. He took such joy in seeing WHMI continue to grow and develop.
We praise the Lord for the faithfulness of Harold and Frances and for their life-long dedication to expanding the work of World Hope Ministries International. His son, Dr. Dwight Davis, along with his siblings have all stayed vitally connected to this work over the years. Harold and Frances' granddaughter, Jessica Davis Mauro, now serves on the WHMI Board of Directors. Near the end of his journey on this earth, Dr. Davis saw the potential of WHMI's future: "I believe the Bible Institute will go down in the halls of Christian history as one of the greatest movements of the 21st century." May it be so.