Pastor Daniel E. Boyd was born November 20, 1974, in Sumter, South Carolina, to the parents of Jackie and Joyce Boyd. He is a 1993 graduate of Sumter High School and a veteran of the United States Army. Recognizing that God had a call on his life he accepted his call into the ministry on June 15, 1997. He served as the Youth Pastor of Mount Zion Missionary Baptist Church in Hinesville, GA. For many years. His tremendous love for the youth enabled him to assist numerous young people and provide valuable direction and guidance throughout Hinesville and surrounding communities, and served hundreds of youth over the years.
In December 2009 under the direction of the Lord, Pastor Boyd founded Emmanuel Christian Church (ECC)in Richmond Hill, Georgia, where he has Pastored for the last ten years. The ministry has been a blessing in the local community by providing a place of worship relative to the needs of the community. The ministry is kingdom focused and believes in exhibiting a great love for God’s people, with a church theme of “Loving God and His people by teaching them the word, by the power of the Holy Spirit”.
Under Pastor Boyd’s guidance, the ministry has increased each year and continues to build God’s Kingdom throughout the Richmond Hill area and beyond. In 2017 under the vision of our Pastor, ECC was blessed to purchase land to build a church. ECC is now located at 866 Clarkstown Rd, in Richmond Hill, GA. In March 2020 the new sanctuary was completed. This rapid growth can only be contributed to a tremendous move of God and the vision of ECC of “Building the Kingdom of God one Person at a Time”. His love for the people of God and the lost has led him to work with area churches to pursue a spirit of unity and excellence within the Richmond Hill community. Pastor Boyd currently works with; the local area schools, the Ministerial Alliance, served as the past president NAACP of Bryan County, Chaplin for the Richmond Hill Fire Department. Pastor Boyd currently serves on the Bryan County Chamber of Commerce Board. Pastor Boyd further assists as needed in Bryan and Liberty County communities to provide community support, and volunteer liaison assistance as needed. Pastor Boyd also recently launched his LLC Lions Den Legacy. Pastor Boyd also is employed at the Savannah GA, Department of Veterans Affairs clinic.
Pastor Boyd is currently pursuing his Bachelors of Theology from Integrity University, Dallas TX. Pastor Boyd is married to the former Elisha Jacob of Gadsden Alabama. They have two children, Danika and Nathaniel, and three grandchildren. Together their strong belief in supporting the family and meeting individual and ministerial needs will help “build the kingdom of God”. They continue to stand on the belief that “God is with Us” and the desire that it will continue to echo strongly in the hearts of many.
Co-Pastor Elisha Boyd serves as Women of Worship Leader for the Women Ministry where God has gifted her to preach, teach, train and encourage women to pursue their destiny. She also plays an intricate role in the intercessory prayer ministry. God has given her a deep passion and desire for aiding teen girls through “NIARA”, Young Women of High Purpose, a mentoring program the Lord gave her vision for several years ago. She is involved in community support groups such as Family Promise, NAACP of Bryan County, Richmond Hill MLK Observance Committee Co-Chair, and has served as booster club parent for the Richmond Hill High School Lady Wildcats and Lady Legacy AAU basketball teams. Elder Boyd’s entrepreneurial spirit has led her to establish several startup businesses, Lisa’s Chimichanga’s and Joint Heirs Enterprise and t-shirt designing. She is also A Director III in a home-based business called Melaleuca the Wellness Company. She also is the founder of Kingdom Women, a community-based group birth to unite local pastor wives and women for the common goal of advancing God’s Kingdom. God has blessed her to encourage and empower Women from all over through her newly organized Facebook community Warring Women Win Sister Circle.
Co-Pastor Boyd is married to Senior Pastor Daniel Boyd and together they serve as the Shepherds of Emmanuel Christian Church, located in Richmond Hill, GA They have two children Danika and Nathaniel Boyd and 3 beautiful grandchildren. Elder Boyd is a Combat Veteran who served her country for 13 years. Elder Boyd received a Bachelor of Science Degree from Columbia College in Business Management with a concentration in Human Resources. In May of 2017 she earned her Master of Arts in Human Services Counseling, with a concentration in Military Resiliency Counseling from Liberty University. She is a certified Professional Life Coach and CEO of Resilient Living, a life coaching service business, empowering women to especially female veterans to take back their lives after being exposed to sexual trauma and living with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. One of her most cherished accomplishments was the launch of her first book, “Diary of A Mad First Lady” Lady Boyd accomplishments and community service landed her a featured article in Voyage ATL Magazine in 2018. She has her own column for GodLock Magazine based in Atlanta called “Coaches Corner.” Lady Boyd most recent accomplishment, she has published her first book collaboration, “Warring Women Win.” She has been a guest on several radio stations and book tours promoting her message “Women have a voice that matters” She is a dynamic Conference host/speaker and Vision Board trainer. God has opened doors for her ministry to go international, taking her infamous “Warring Women Win Conference” across international borders to Vincenza Italy as well as preparing to launch her Warring Women Win product line. Lady Boyd and Pastor Boyd launched their company Lions Den Legacy with DBA called “Marathon Marriage Mentorship.” She is currently employed by the Department of Veterans Health Administration where she continues to make a difference in the lives of the community, veterans, and countless others.