Canon Kortright Davis was born in the West Indies, on the Island of Antigua. He trained for the Anglican priesthood at Codrington College in Barbados, by the Community of the Resurrection. He was ordained Deacon in 1965 and Priest in 1966, in the Diocese of Antigua, West Indies. Canon Davis has served as Rector of several parishes in the West Indies, and was for some time on the Faculty of Codrington College, Barbados, and also an Executive of the Caribbean Conference of Churches.
He is currently a Professor of Theology at Howard University School of Divinity and the Rector Emeritus of The Holy Comforter Episcopal Church, Washington, DC.
Canon Davis is one of the Archbishop of Canterbury's representatives on the Anglican Roman Catholic International Commission (ARCIC II). He serves as Consultant to several other ecclesiastical bodies, Anglican dioceses, and academic institutions. He has also been a member of the Faith & Order Commission of the World Council of Churches.
Canon Davis has earned degrees from the Universities of London, Sussex, and the West Indies. His Doctor of Philosophy degree is from Sussex and he has also had the honorary degree of Doctor of Divinity conferred on him by The General Theological Seminary, New York, and by St. Paul's College, Lawrenceville, Virginia.
He is the author of several books and chapters, as well as numerous articles. His list of books includes such titles as, Emancipation Still Comin', African Creative Expressions of the Divine, Can God Save the Church? Serving with Power, and Reviving the Spirit of Christian Ministry.
Canon Davis is married and is the father of two daughters and one son, grandfather of four.