Pastor Gus, his wife, Jeneba, and their now-grown daughters first came to Northland in 1996. He and Jeneba have been partners in the ministry since their marriage in 1984—Colossians 1:28-29 has been their goal for their life and ministry together.
Gus was born in Sierra Leone, West Africa, to a home of Godly parents who instilled values of hard work, faithfulness in all things, adventure, and working together in community. His foundational years of discipleship commenced after he trusted Christ at a Youth For Christ youth rally. Matthew 4:19 guided Gus to follow Christ and bring others to Him. The Holy Spirit used Ezra 7:10 to touch his heart and mind, calling him to be a teacher and pastor.
Gus' daughters, Angela Marie and Cathy Joy, live out of state with their husbands. Cathy has three sons.
Gus served as the National Director of Youth for Christ, Sierra Leone, pastor at first Presbyterian Church, and Evangelical Fellowship of Sierra Leone and taught at Sierra Leone Bible College.
The Davies family joined Northland in 1996, after the outbreak of the civil war in Sierra Leone. The warm welcome they received from the Northland family assured them that this was the body of believers they would call home.
During his tenure, he has been involved in nearly every ministry at Northland. Gus has been an integral part of helping Northland forge relationships in our community and worldwide by enabling us to build a robust local and global missions ministry that broadens our work of sharing the Gospel, serving those in need, and disciple-making in our community and beyond. Among other Northland leaders, he launched our benevolence ministry—to come alongside and disciple those in difficult financial situations to serve those in our congregation and the local community.
In July of 2020, Gus was appointed Interim Senior Pastor. He served as a leader for the congregation and staff during the search for a new lead pastor. After Dr. Josh Laxton accepted the call to be Northland’s lead pastor in March 2022, Gus transitioned into his new role. As a discipleship pastor, Gus will focus on aligning our discipleship efforts throughout our ministries.