Talbot Davis is the pastor of Good Shepherd United Methodist Church in Charlotte, North Carolina, a congregation known for
its ethnic diversity, outreach ministry, and innovative approach to worship. He has been repeatedly recognized for his
excellence in congregational development. During his 10-year term as pastor, Mt. Carmel UMC doubled in size and received the
conference’s “church of excellence” award six times. Talbot has also received the conference’s Harry Denman Award for
Excellence in Evangelism. Since Talbot began serving at Good Shepherd in 1999, average worship attendance has quadrupled,
growing from 500 to 2000 each Sunday. Talbot lives in Charlotte with his wife, Julie, and they have two grown children.