Mike's Story

Mike Davies is a conference speaker and church pastor.

He was born in Folkestone, Kent, his father was a Royal Marine and his mother a school teacher within the Royal Navy.

Shortly after being born the family, which included Mike and his three older brothers, moved to Singapore. From Singapore, the family was transferred to Plymouth (England) where Mike received most of his education (Plymouth College), although in the later years the family moved back to Kent where he finished his education (The Charles Dickens School, Broadstairs).

Mike's parents divorced when he was four years old.

Mike has worked for various UK Government departments including HM Revenue & Customs, been a consultant for two of the world's leading accountancy firms, headed up his own accountancy practice for many years before focusing on building surveying, pastoring, and politics. Mike along with his wife now runs a successful insurance property surveying company.

In January 2000 he and his wife, Justine, planted what is now 'Inspiration - Church of the Nations' into Okehampton. Known simply as 'Inspiration'. Mike is now responsible for the oversight of the Okehampton church along with several others in the UK.

He is keen to see Christians and churches being involved in the local community. Mike is a trustee of both national and local charities and was the Mayor of Okehampton for two consecutive years 2012/13 & 2013/14. He is actively involved in politics and is the Chairman of the Central Devon Conservative Association (the Constituency of the Rt Hon Mel Stride MP). Mike was the Mayor of West Devon Borough (2018/19) having been elected to the position.

Mike was elected to West Devon Borough Council in May 2015 and represents the ward of Okehampton North. We were previously an Okehampton Town Councillor for 10 years.