Peter Davies was born in Nigel, South Africa, in 1939. In 1946, his parents immigrated to Southern Rhodesia (now Zimbabwe), where he was educated at Prince Edward School and obtained a diploma in agriculture in Gwebi College. Subsequently, he moved to Northern Rhodesia (now Zambia), where he married, and then returned to South Africa in 1967. After a long illness, his wife passed away in 2010. He has two children, daughter Megan and son Andrew. He is an elder in the church with no name.