His early childhood development started at the Mt. Pisgah C.M.E. Church Daycare; which was founded by Retired Bishop E. Lynn Brown. His elementary and secondary education was attained at White Station High School. He attended LeMoyne-Owen College, Memphis, TN; and Bethel College, McKenzie, TN (Bachelor of Science Organizational Management).

The ministry of Willie Buck Elbert Boyd, Jr. began during his freshman year at LeMoyne-Owen College when he answered the call to Christian Ministry. In the summer of 2002, Bishop William H. Graves, Sr. admitted him on trial in the West TN Annual Conference. After being admitted on trial, Rev. Boyd served as Youth Pastor of his home church, the Mt. Pisgah C.M.E. Church of Memphis, TN under the pastorate of Rev. Frederick L. Braddock, Sr. In 2003 respectively, Bishop William H. Graves, Sr. ordained him deacon and was assigned to pastor Morris Chapel C.M.E. Church. In 2004 he was ordained elder and admitted into Full Connection in 2005 in the West TN Annual Conference. While at Morris Chapel he led that congregation to a renovation/restoration project of its worship facility. While there he earned a reputation as a pastor who motivates the congregation in Stewardship and Spirit-filled Worship.

In 2010 Bishop Lawrence L. Reddick, III assigned Rev. Boyd to Martin Memorial Temple C.M.E. Church. Since being appointed at Martin Memorial Temple Rev. Boyd has named the congregation the “Martinites”. In 2010 the church purchased a brand new church bus under his leadership. Also, in 2011 the church celebrated a grand 100 th Church Anniversary. In 2012 the “Spirit of David” Ministry to Men was added to the church. On Easter Sunday morning of 2013 the church was blessed with an Audio Visual Ministry that consist of 5 LCD 55 inch monitors, desktop computer, and a HD camera. Now in 2014 the church ministry has added a “Praise and Worship Team” and the Marinites have returned to radio where they can be heard on WLOK-1340AM every Sunday from 3:45pm-4:00pm. Rev. Willie B. Boyd, Jr. is a dynamic young minister who has energized the congregation and revitalized Sunday services. Life-long members were returning and new members were joining. His spirit-filled worship services have gained Rev. Boyd a reputation in his short tenure as pastor. However, the re- energized congregation of Martin Temple relishes each Sunday that Rev. Boyd shares His message.

In 2014 Bishop Henry M. Williamson, Sr. was assigned to the 1 st Episcopal District, and he reassigned Rev. Boyd to Martin Memorial Temple for conference year 2014-2015. In 2015 Rev. Boyd was transferred to the Southern California Region of the 9th Episcopal District. In that same year Bishop Bobby R. Best assigned Rev. Boyd to Lewis Metropolitan CME Church as the new pastor, and Presiding Elder of the Los Angeles/San Diego District for conference year 2015-2016.

In 2016 Rev. Boyd was transferred to the West TN Region of the 1 st Episcopal District. Bishop Henry M. Williamson, Sr. assigned him back to the beloved Martin Memorial Temple CME Church for 2016-2017 conference year to present.

The hallmark of the entire ministry of Rev. Boyd has been his evangelistic ministry. He has received hundreds of invitations to preach all around the globe, and to all Christian denominations.

Rev. Boyd is a member of the NAACP, Former Executive Director of the April 4 th Foundation, Former Board Member of the Hospitality Hub, and a proud member Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc.

Rev. Boyd is married to Ebony Chanel Rosa Bradley-Boyd, and the proud father of Willie B. E. Boyd, III (B3) and Wes-Ellis Hamilton Boyd. Rev. Boyd worked for the Shelby County Assessor’s Office for 12-years; where he was the Community Outreach Coordinator and aided all the churches in Memphis and Shelby County with being granted property tax exemption. Pastor Boyd was a Special Education Teacher at George Washington Carver College and Career Academy. He is the past Behavior Specialist at H.O.P.E. Academy located at Shelby County Juvenile Court. Pastor Boyd presently works for Shelby County Schools District as the Homeless and Foster Care Advisor. He holds a Master of Education with a concentration in Special Education from Grand Canyon University and attended Memphis Theological Seminary where he is one-year from obtaining a Master of Divinity Degree. Rev. Boyd is a business partner in Renassiance Service Group, LLC.

Upcoming Project
  • Restoration and Renovation Project of present worship facility
  • Feed the Need Project for the Homeless of the Midsouth.
  • Partnership with Project STAND (Student Transition Acceleration and NCRC [National Career Readiness Certificate] Demonstration) to serve students enrolled in Hope Academy, the SCS program operating within the Memphis Juvenile Court’s detention center.  In addition, SCS will provide more intensive services to an annual cohort of 40 youth ages 16-17.  Students will participate in a behavior-support program beginning at Hope Academy and continuing at George Washing Carver College and Career Academy. SCS intends to serve an estimated 600 students over a three-year period.
  • Martin Temple Community Development Corporation
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