5 things to know about convicted pastor who infected women with HIV


Craig Davis was found guilty of having sex with women without disclosing his HIV status. He was convicted of HIV-reckless conduct and could face 20 years in prison.

Here are five things to know about Pastor Craig Davis.

1. Leader of his church

Pastor Davis served at a Full Gospel Baptist Fellowship Church in Atlanta where he worked under Bishop Steven Hall (specifically Rhema Christian Fellowship in Decatur, Ga, a suburb of Atlanta).


2. Married man

Pastor Davis was a married man. He was reportedly bailed out of jail by his wife after his initial arrest.

3. Had an affair with a member of his church

Pastor Davis began having an affair with a woman at Full Gospel Baptist Fellowship. She said she was celibate for 15 years before meeting Davis. She eventually contracted HIV. She was removed from her position at the church and he was asked to leave.


4. Met another victim through social media

Pastor Davis met Ronita McAfee on Facebook and the two began dating soon after. They eventually engaged in unprotected sex. She soon tested positive for HIV.

5. Drug addict

Pastor Davis admitted to smoking crack during the trial. He suggested that his crack smoking led to his false HIV diagnosis. However, he continued to take HIV medication and could never prove that he wasn’t HIV positive.



A.R. Shaw
A.R. Shaw

A.R. Shaw is an author and journalist who documents culture, politics, and entertainment. He has covered The Obama White House, the summer Olympics in London, and currently serves as Lifestyle Editor for Rolling Out magazine. Shaw's latest book, Trap History, delves into the history and global dominance of Trap music. Follow his journey on TrapHistory.Com, Twitter @arshaw and Instagram @arshaw23.

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