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Sunday May 29, 2016 10:00 AM Livestream Broadcast
1962 I graduated from the University Of Missouri School Of Veterinary Medicine. In February 1963 God sent me to McKinney, Texas; a city of 15,000, located thirty miles north of downtown Dallas, Texas. God sent me here with great connections. I was a veterinarian, as I just said, but He had prepared some well known, well established horse people, equine.
One man had 300 head of broodmares, six stallions, and he said to me in Missouri, “If you’ll come to Texas I’ll give you my business.” It was God that opened everything up. That man’s name was Carl Miles, C Bar Ranches, Celina, Stephenville and Abilene, Texas.
These people were very generous to me, very generous. For seven years I established and practiced in a very ultra-modern veterinary hospital. In 1969 God said, “Sell it.” [My hospital] was located on 121 just west of U.S. 75, a very prominent location, where, if you went to Dallas you’d miss it but if you came to Dallas to go to Fort Worth you’d turn on 121 and there it was. God did that, but he wanted me to know it was going to be sold.
It was amazing, but in 1970, the second day of January, I drove away, not knowing where I was going. I went to [south] Florida for one year, 1971 to May 1972 and then God sent me back to north Texas. He sent me to a city, a small place, named Argyle, Texas in Denton County; a county just adjacent to the one I’m in now, Collin County.
Now I was born again, speaking in tongues, casting out devils, healing the sick, anointed of God. God put me in a house on 6 ½ acres in Argyle, Texas, south of Denton about five or six miles. In a few weeks, a car pulled in to our place, down our driveway. A man and his wife got out, walked up to our little office and said, “I’m Dr. Joe Lynn, this is my wife, Judy. Who are you?”
I said, “Doyle Davidson.”
“What brought you to Texas?”
“God sent us.”
“God sent you here?”
Joe Lynn, named Joseph A. Lynn, MD., board pathologist, Baylor University, worked as a pathologist all the time. He was thirty-three years old, three children, I was forty. He said, “God sent you here?”
I said, “Yes.”
I talked to Joe and Judy and Pat was there of course, about Jesus, about the Lord Jesus.
I said, “Did you know that God had a plan for your life, Doctor?” And I asked him, “Do you know what it is?”
He left and in a little while he called me and said, “Man you have challenged me.”
I asked, “How’s that?”
“You said God had a plan for my life.”
“Well everybody knows that,” I said.
Joe said, “Then you said, ‘Do you know what it is?’ and he went on to say, “Well, I don’t, can you help me?”
A humble, thirty-three year old pathologist; [he] had written several papers, [he was] a well known pathologist, [from] a prominent family , Dallas dentists. Roland Lynn [his father] owned 600 acres a little south of where we lived on our 6 ½ and Joe and Judy lived on 160, just south of us.
I told him [Joe] about Jesus.
He said, “I know about Jesus.”
I said, “Are you born again.”
“I believe I am.”
“Does Jesus live in your heart?”
“I believe he does.”
“Well you need to know it.” I said, “Let me tell you about the baptism in the Holy Ghost and when you get it, it’s the second experience and you’re going to speak in tongues.”
This is an MD, a man with a great mind, a great reputation and he said, “Did you know I’m thirty-three, I have three children, and if I didn’t have those three children I would put a gun to my head and blow my brains out.”
I said, “No you wouldn’t; no you wouldn’t Doctor. You’ve got to know about this Holy Ghost.”
He went home and in about an hour, he called me. By now we called one another, Doyle and Joe, we’re friends immediately.
He said, “Doyle, I have to tell you—I was in my shower and I was talking to Jesus about this Holy Ghost.”
I said, “Ya?”
“[I said] I want it, and out of my mouth came some Latin words.”
“Yes. I knew some Latin but I didn’t know what I’d said, so I got out of the shower and I looked it up.”
[Joe] had said in Latin, “I am the Lord thy God.”
Joe said, “Do you believe that?”
“Ya, do you? I told you that you were going to know the Lord.”
He continued to practice as a pathologist, Baylor Hospital; just one post-mortem autopsy/necropsy after another. He would come and talk to me. “Doyle I feel terrible.”
I said, “God’s going to do something with you.”
One day he came to me and said, “You know I think God is telling me, (now Joe talks like Doyle), God is telling me to become a clinical pathologist.”
I said, “Well I believe that’s God. At least you’re working with live specimens.”
So, he said, “There are tests I don’t know much about.”
I think it was San Diego where he took his clinical pathology boards and when he got back he couldn’t wait to come see me.
He said, “Hey, you know what happened? All the tests that I needed to describe, talk about, on that Clinical Pathology Board Examination, some physician had asked me to do that test in a clinical pathology lab, I [had] studied them and I knew the answer to every one of them.”
I said, “Joe, you think God’s with you?” “I think so.”
He became an ambassador of Jesus Christ and Doyle Davidson preaching the gospel. He was Presbyterian and he attended the First United Methodist Church in Argyle [I don’t’ know if he ever joined], and the next thing I knew everyone in the First United Methodist Church of Argyle knew about Doyle and Patti. I ended up teaching a men’s meeting on Saturday morning, fifty to sixty business and professional men at the Argyle United Methodist Church.
It was an interesting thing to watch Joe; he was a bold physician, but he loved Jesus; now he loved Jesus—he wanted to talk about Jesus. He attended every kind of church that you could imagine. One of the funniest, and I tell funny stories: he joined with a group in Denton, Texas, a bible church group; they were forming a new church. So they had this meeting to form this church and they start talking about all of these various things that you do to establish a church.
Joe was bold and intelligent, I’ve said this, and loved Jesus, by now and spoke in tongues and wasn’t afraid to tell you so. And when the DTS group [I believe is right, at least a bible group] that were establishing this, came up with dispensationalism, Dr. Lynn said, “Well why don’t we just leave that out?”
My Lord, that bunch of religionists rose up and wanted to kill him. He got out and he came back to see me and he said, “These people are vicious.”
I said, “You better know there vicious. They hate God.”
He said, “I can’t believe this.”
There was a woman evangelist that bought twelve acres not very far from my house and not very far from Joe’s house and she was a well known woman, evangelist. She had a very famous brother, President Jimmy Carter. Her name was Ruth Carter Stapleton. Now I don’t want to insult anybody but I serve the Lord and I fear God more that I do man. She had a very beautiful location and she would invite prominent people, people with money to come to her seminars.
One day Joe stopped and he said, “Doyle, I met Ruth Carter Stapleton.”
“Yes, I know who she is.”
He said, “I’ve been invited to come to her seminar.”
“Is that right?”
“Would you and Patti go?” he asked.
“Why? Look, she said, ‘Bring a friend.’”
I said, “Joe, I’m not going, not going at all.”
So he and Judy go and they get Dr. Lynn, Judy his wife, and all the people that were present down on their knees, crawling in a circle, rubbing noses with one another.
Dr. Joe came back, “Doyle you’re the only man I’ve met that has got his head screwed on right.”
I said, “I told you, these people are funny, they’re not my style. But I speak in tongues but I don’t think they do.”
Joe told many people about Doyle Davidson, about a veterinarian that sold everything he had and started serving the Lord.
One day Kathy Mai got a job working for him and when God sold my property in Argyle (I was living in Carrollton by then) and sent me back to McKinney to practice veterinary medicine in a very small office without good equipment, just minimal work. God moved Dr. Joseph A. Lynn, pathologist, of all places, to Wysong Clinic in McKinney, Texas: Scott Wysong, Charlie Wysong, Dudley Wysong, physicians, I knew them all; I took care of their animals and Joe goes to work there. He takes my daughter Kathy Mai, her job went with him at Wysong Clinic, actually Wysong Hospital.
It was God bringing Joe and well, his name; he was a prominent person, much bolder than me, much bolder. But did he talk about Doyle Davidson’s ministry? I guess he did. He talked it up all the time. “This man sold everything he owned to follow Jesus.”
Dr. Lynn, a great friend, went to heaven in May 1998, he was 59. I’ll always appreciate what Dr. Lynn did for my ministry, just telling people about it.
I have to back up just briefly. I met a man named Jack Gray, Tyler Street Methodist Church. His wife was Revas, she was Dean of Women, Oral Roberts University. Jack did a meeting at Argyle United Methodist Church; Samuel Hargrove was the minister.
(We are kind of changing men here but God wants this brought out.)
Jack Gray did a meeting at Argyle United Methodist Church and they asked me and Patti if we would counsel the people.
I said, “I don’t know, I really don’t have much that I can do.”
“Yes you do.”
So I finally asked the Lord, “Do you want us to do that?”
So I said, “Ok, I will do it. I will work the altar, providing that I can ask people to be born again.”
“Well we don’t care what you do.”
I said, “Well good, I don’t care either.”
So Pat and I sat at the altar, behind it and people would come up and I would say, “What do you want from the Lord?” and they’d say, “I want to re-dedicate,” and they’d slap my hand.
“Re-dedicate? Do you know Jesus?”
“I want to re-dedicate.”
I thought, “What in the world is this?” Not one of them, not one of them wanted to know about Jesus; they wanted to re-dedicate.
Look folks, by the time I came back to McKinney, I knew all the leaders of the First United Methodist Church in McKinney. They were friends of mine; I used to attend that church. So, I went back immediately [when I returned to McKinney.] I went back and there was a pentecostal preacher, Assemblies of God preacher, R.B Ring, and I knew his wife very well. His first wife, I’m not sure what happened but he [married] Velma Hamm. [Velma] was a good friend of mine, both her and her husband who had passed away, and her son Everett, who was a Sunday School superintendent at the First United Methodist Church, McKinney.
Velma came to my office and I talked to her and she said, “Doyle, that’s lovely.” She told me about her husband, R.B. Ring and First United Methodist Church, McKinney. God is moving in my life.
So, R.B. comes to my office on Friday and he said, “I’m going out of town and I want you to take my Sunday school class in First United Methodist Church of McKinney on Sunday; will you do it?” I said, “Sure.” I knew everyone, all the leaders; so I go.
God told me “Always teach the quarterly; don’t do anything but what’s in the quarterly,” so that’s what I did, I followed it. I get up and in this Methodist quarterly it says, How to Cope. I said, “I’m not going to tell you how to cope, I’m going to tell you how to overcome.”
My Lord, they looked at me like, “We know you but we didn’t know you were this silly.”
After I got through teaching, I left and went down near the pastor’s office, Dr. Wilson Canafax. There stood Everett Hamm, Sunday school superintendent; there stood the Administrative Board chairman, Gibson Caldwell. Not only that, but here comes Laude Howell, a great friend of mine I knew since 1963, Howell Furniture Company. He walks up said, “We need this man teaching in this church, now!”
They said, “Of course. Where do you want to teach?”
“Well, where do you want me to go?”
They said, “Well, you fit in the fellowship class.”
I said, “Ok” and I go to the Fellowship class, they are all about my age and it wasn’t long and they asked me if I’d fill in teaching Sunday School; so I did.
My friends, it grew—it grew.
Here is a song ministered by Terre and the Browns with Paul Peters called "Oh How I Love Jesus:"
And you can watch and hear Doyle tell this testimony below: