Fr.  Dwayne D. Davis

Fr. Dwayne D. Davis, Project Director

Fr.  Dwayne D. Davis is a priest for the Diocese of Brooklyn. He is a graduate of St. John’s University with a B.A. in Philosophy and graduate of the Seminary of Immaculate Conception with a M.A. in Theology and a M.Div. For his M.A. he wrote his thesis on, “We Too Sing Catholicus: The Black Catholic experience in the United States, contributions and challenges.” Since his conversion to Catholicism, Fr. Davis has been committed to gaining a deeper understanding of his faith. Fr. Davis has been in youth and young adult ministry since 2001, where he also serves as a mentor.  He has coordinated many youth and young adult events such as Youth J.A.M. for Jesus, Youth Lock-In, Kujenga Leadership Retreats, Youth Mission trips, Youth March Madness and Youth & Young Adult Leadership Conferences. He continues to educate and inspire the young people throughout the United States and Jamaica, West Indies by sharing his experiences through various forums, such as confirmation retreats, parish talks, Local and National Conferences and Workshops.

Fr. Davis enjoys outdoor activities, learning about cultures, traveling, exploring different cuisine, planning events, and working with the future of the Church and the world, our youth. Fr. Davis served as the President for the National Black Catholic Seminarian Association for the United States and it Territories, the Founding Project Director of the Vicariate of Black Catholic Concerns Youth Leadership Ambassador Program. Fr. Davis also served as a Board Member of the National Black Catholic Clergy Caucus, a member of the Board of Trustees for the National Black Catholic Congress and a member of the National Black Catholics for Life.

In 2012 in recognition for his outstanding leadership and service to the Black Catholic Community, Fr. Davis became the first seminarian and the youngest person to receive the National Black Catholic Servus Christi (Servant of Christ) award. He was ordained to the Diaconate for the Diocese of Brooklyn on September 1, 2012 by Bishop DiMarzio. And on October 5, 2012, Fr.  Davis received the Diocese of Brooklyn Shining Star Award for his contribution to the VBCC where he served as the Coordinator of Youth and Young Adult initiatives. Currently he serves as a member of the Board of Advisors for the National Black Catholic Seminarian Association. He also serves as a Kujenga and Youth & Young Adult consultant to various Offices of Black Ministry throughout the country.

Fr. Davis is from the Parish of St. Joseph in Jamaica, Queens where he worked both in youth and family ministry. He did his pastoral year at Our Lady of Grace in Brooklyn where he spent one of the best years of his life working primarily with the altar servers and the vocation committee. Fr. Davis served as a Deacon at the Co-Cathedral of St. Joseph on Pacific St, Brooklyn where he worked with the Youth and Young Adult Ministry. He is very grateful to have served at St. Joseph, especially because of his great devotion to St. Joseph and the important role that St. Joseph plays in his life. Currently Fr. Davis servers as the Pastor of St. Thomas Aquinas, Chairman of the Black and Indian Mission of the Diocese of Brooklyn, Assistant Vocation Director and Coordinator of Parish Vocation Committee, On the Broad of members for Midwood Catholic Academy, Chaplain of Cristo Rey of Brooklyn High School, a Broad member of the Diocese of Brooklyn and Queens CYO Broad and Project Director of the VBCC Youth Leadership Ambassador Program.