United Methodist Church
Lindsey Davis was assigned to the North Georgia Annual Conference on September 1, 1996. He was elected to the episcopacy in July 1996 from the Kentucky Conference, where he was superintendent of the Lexington District. He was assigned to the Kentucky conference in August 2008.
Born in Durham, North Carolina, Lindsey spent most of his life in Kentucky and holds degrees from Union College, the University of Kentucky, Lexington Theological Seminary, and Kentucky Wesleyan College. He was ordained deacon in 1978, and elder in 1981. He held pastorates in the Kentucky Conference and was assistant director of the Offi ce of Educational Development at the University of Kentucky College of Medicine; director of educational development, University of Alabama College of Community Health Sciences; and consultant for the Department of Family Medicine and Pediatrics at the University of Kentucky College of Medicine before entering the ministry. Lindsey co-chaired the Uniting Transition Team for the Louisville Area in 1996. He was a delegate to General Conference and Southeastern Jurisdictional Conference in 1992 and 1996.
Lindsey has served on the General Council on Ministries (1996–2000). He served as director of the General Board of Global Ministries and as president of the United Methodist Committee on Relief (UMCOR, 2000–2004). He is currently vice president of the General Council on Finance and Administration. In addition to serving on the boards of trustees for nine United Methodist colleges and numerous other United Methodist agencies in the North Georgia area, Lindsey is vice chair of the Board of Trustees of Emory University and a member of the Robert W. Woodruff Health Sciences Center Board.
Bishop Davis was elected to the Emory Board of Trustees in 1996.