Min. Lydia L. Davis
Founder & President
Minister Lydia L. Davis is the Founder/President of the nonprofit “You Feed Them Missional Food Pantry, Inc."
Minister Davis currently serve at Barnes United Methodist Church, Indianapolis, Indiana where Rev. Dr. Charles R. Harrison is the Sr. Pastor. She has been a member of Barnes since 2012 upon her relocation from Northern California to care for her ill mother. After her Mother’s death in 2013, she received and accepted God’s Call on her life on January 4, 2014. She preached her genesis sermon on May 30, 2014 in Northwest Indiana.
She serves as the Leader of the Communications/Media Ministry, as Outreach Minister over the Ministry Teams comprised of numerous Outreach ministries, she also serve on the Leadership Administrative Council for the church.
In addition, Rev. Davis also serves as the Missional Food Pantries Director, a Teacher and Trainer with Faith, Hope and Love Community Inc since 2016. FHL is a Missional Food Pantry teaching, training and launching non-profit organization. She has taught, trained and helped launch as of 2021, twelve (12) missional food pantries in churches throughout Central Indiana. Most recent, teaching six (6) Hispanic congregations during one large multi-church missional Conference. She has introduced the gift of Salvation to many who have said yes to Jesus Christ!
Since January 2019, she also serve on the Board of Directors for Metro Ministries, Inc. as well as on their Grant and Fundraising Teams.
She is also the Founder and President of her ministry, His Love Kept Me Ministries Inc, her first outreach ministry birthed out of her own experiences of pushing through pain. She has a passion to serve and help meet the needs of those struggling through pain, those who “hunger” for love, hope, help, and healing through ARK (Acts of Random Kindness).
She is the mother of 32 year old twin sons, Steven and Shawn (Melanie) Sanders, living in Southern California. Her son Steven virtually helps teach ASL. Her son Shawn is a Premium Sales Account Manager for the Los Angeles Clippers having received multiple sales awards.
Minister Lydia’s Annual Back-to-School Community Resource Day recently was awarded a Mayoral Proclamation proclaiming that August 14, 2021 is officially recognized as “Back-to-School” Community Resource Day. She is also a recipient of a City of Indianapolis Mayoral Proclamation for her “You Feed Them” Missional Food Pantry in April 2019. She is also the recipient of the 2018 Urban Servant Leader Award, the 2018 Mayor’s Community Servant Award, 2016 United Methodist Men Servant Leadership Award, 2016 United Methodist Women Special Mission Recognition Award, 2014 Calumet Star Achievers Award from her home town of East Chicago, Indiana; and other recognitions of Service.
Minister Lydia governs herself based on Colossians 3:23: “Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for human masters.” Food for Thought: “If you uplift, in unity, the mission and vision of God, Everyone Wins!