Dr. Leo Davis

Dr. Leo H. Davis, Jr. stands as a pinnacle among worship leaders and musicians, embodying unwavering devotion to Jesus Christ through the transcendent power of music. As the esteemed Senior Organist at Second Presbyterian Church of Memphis, TN, he radiates brilliance and passion in each note he plays. His remarkable artistry earned him the prestigious Eddy Award from the Memphis Symphony Orchestra in September 2023, a testament to his exceptional musical prowess. With over three decades of service as the Minister of Worship at Mississippi Boulevard Christian Church, Dr. Davis has sculpted a legacy of spiritual enrichment and musical excellence. His influence extends far beyond the church walls, captivating audiences at distinguished institutions like the University of Memphis and Indiana University, where his talents as an organist and choral conductor shine brightly. A luminary in the intersection of church and the arts, Dr. Davis has orchestrated a tapestry of unforgettable choral and artistic productions, collaborating with world-renowned artists and conducting performances that resonate with the soul. His impact reaches across academia, where he imparts his wisdom as an Adjunct Professor and workshop leader, enriching the musical landscape with his expertise. Beyond his musical endeavors, Dr. Davis founded the transformative church consulting ministry, NO Gimmicks, offering guidance and support to congregations nationwide. As an accomplished author and core team member of groundbreaking hymnal projects, he continues to shape the future of worship and praise through his innovative spirit and unwavering commitment to excellence. Dr. Davis’ illustrious educational journey culminates in a Doctor of Musical Arts from the University of Memphis, a Master of Music from the University of Massachusetts, and a distinguished background in music theory and organ performance. His dedication, talent, and boundless faith serve as a beacon of inspiration for all who are privileged to witness his artistry and leadership.