As a pastor, educator and community leader, Daryl Randle Davis, II., has dedicated himself to improving the lives of others in his community. Daryl has a heart for service and a vested interest in the aspirations and outcomes of others. He believes in self-sacrifice in order to meet the needs of the community and vows to work tirelessly to serve the citizens of Council District Six.
Daryl currently serves as the Executive Pastor of Inspiring Temple of Praise Church. He received his pastoral ordination in October 2015. When the church ministry went through a volatile period, Daryl put his finance background to use and spearheaded an effort to bring the ministry back to a place of financial stability and viability. Daryl had previously spent a number of years working for some of the world’s largest financial institutions, including Fortune 500 companies.
Heeding his call to education, Daryl oversaw the development and inauguration of ITOP Christian Academy, an emerging Christian school in Fort Worth. As its first headmaster, Daryl has led the school through two accreditation processes. After nine years of operation, ITOPCA is a fully accredited educational institution, one of the only predominantly African American programs in the city of Fort Worth to hold that distinction. Daryl’s passion for instructing and mentoring students extends beyond his work as headmaster. He is an adjunct professor at North Lake and Eastfield Colleges, which is the realization of a lifelong dream. Daryl also serves as a reader in the FWISD reading program.
As a community leader, Daryl has been instrumental in building and supporting a number of capital campaigns while serving on various boards. He has helped raise over $25 million for these campaigns, as well as scholarship funds, community awards and partnerships he has helped to create. Daryl currently serves on the Board of Directors of the Presbyterian Night Shelter of Fort Worth, where he chairs the Program Committee, and is a member of the Executive Committee. Daryl also serves on the Board of Managers for the William M. McDonald YMCA, and as the Recruitment Chair and Chief Financial Officer for the Integrity Community Development Corporation. He is the Immediate Past Chief Financial Officer for BRIDGE Fort Worth.
Daryl’s greatest reward in life is being the husband of LaToya Davis for the past 12 years, and the father of Taylor Simone and Gavin Alexander Davis. Daryl is a product of Fort Worth Independent School District and a proud graduate of the High School for Finance and Communications at Polytechnic (Poly High School). Daryl attended Texas Wesleyan University before receiving his Bachelor’s Degree from the University of Phoenix and Master’s Degree from Northcentral University.