Dr. Barbara J. Davis
The Founder and President of Practical Living Institute (PLI) is Dr. Barbara J. Davis. She is an
international conference and retreat speaker. She has a Doctors Degree in Church Leadership
from The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, Kentucky and a Master of Arts
degree from Michigan State University. Barbara has traveled to over 40 countries in North
America, Europe, Asia, South America, and Africa. Barbara has worked extensively with women in
Sierra Leone, Ghana, Senegal, Zambia, Kenya, and Tanzania. She is the Project Director for
Project Destiny, a project in Alexandria, Egypt.
Barbara has received many awards and recognitions. Senegal, West Africa honored her for her
work in helping its citizens to excel. She received the prestigious Delta Sigma Theta Fortitude
Image Award for her work in international awareness and involvement. Rotary Club International
honored Barbara for her international work in South America and Africa. Barbara also received a
Proclamation by the County Executive of Prince George's County, Maryland for outstanding
service to the Senegal Friendship Committee of Prince George's County.