Pastor YaNi Davis, is a graduate of Claremont School of Theology with her Masters of Divinity. She is also a graduate of Spelman College, a top HBCU in Atlanta, GA, with an English degree. She has always been passionate about the impact of words, storytelling and truth-telling  and the power they posses. She lives by the scripture, John 1:1. She believes, by using her divinely inspired words she is able to heal herself while inspiring others to do the same. YaNi believes firmly in our power as storytellers and sets this example everyday of her life, whether through the music she creates, the spoken word pieces she shares, the sermons she preaches or the wisdom she imparts into others, YaNi continues to exemplify authenticity and integrity.

YaNi has a deep commitment to the progress and transformation of youth. She does this work through serving as a preacher, prophet, poet and pastor. YaNi has a way of sharing the timeless message of the good news with a modern Hip-Hop flare. She mixes her witness with Wisdom, Hip-Hop with Hymns, the Spirit with songs and leads the global village in movement for Peace, Love, and Justice.  

YaNi is the founder of The Peace People's movement and hopes to continue impacting the world with spirit-filled messages of freedom, love, liberation, communalism and peace! YaNi has been a featured speaker, preacher and teaching-artist around the United States, throughout Europe and in Hyderabad, India. She has shared the stage with top performers, theologians, creatives, and influencers around the world, an honor that she does not take lightly. YaNi has spoken in venues from University settings, to churches, coffee shops and clubs as her message is one for everyone invested in growing in the teachings of Micah 6:8.

 YaNi currently resides in Los Angeles, California, but continues to call Atlanta, GA and Queens, NY home. She is a humble vessel; a scholar, a seer, and steward with a heart for all people. YaNi is the essence of Peace Personified and continues to exude authentic qualities of what it means to be this generation's griot and storyteller! Now, thats peace! (John 14:26-27) 

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 Photographer: Loren Alexander