Julie Boyd, Vice President of Church Relations
Julie Boyd loves people, and she loves to talk…especially about Jesus! She has been entertaining and inspiring audiences since the age of 10. She began her formal ministry after receiving a Bachelor of Arts degree in Sociology from William Carey University in 1981 and a Masters in Religious Education from New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary in 1984.
Combining humor with compelling stories of changed lives, Julie is gifted in communicating the message of hope through Christ. She is an accomplished ventriloquist! Julie’s talent and humor through ventriloquism often features “BC Homes” or “Miss Mildred,” a favorite at women’s ministry events! Whether you choose to use her ministry through ventriloquism or her unique gift as a compelling communicator, Julie will provide your audience with a challenging and memorable experience.
Julie developed her call to ministry out of a love for people and a desire to be used to encourage others in their faith journey. In 1996 Julie joined the staff of Florida Baptist Children’s Homes. This tender ministry captured her heart! Her current position is Vice-President for Church Relations. Her duties include encouraging and providing opportunities for the Body of Christ to engage in orphan care domestically and internationally.
Her love for the Lord and His children compels her to be a voice for those who have no voice – abused, abandoned and neglected children. In 2006 she received the Jim Strayer Leadership Award from the Florida Coalition for Children for excellence in child care administration. In 2012 she was appointed by Governor Rick Scott to serve on the Florida Faith and Community-based Advisory Council.
Julie and her husband, Charles Boyd have been married over 30 years. Charles is a full-time youth ministry consultant and President/Founder of Student Ministry Essentials. They have two grown sons. Jarred and his wife Megan live in Gadsden, Alabama where he is serves as a youth pastor. Jay, his wife, Lauren and their son, Brayden live in Birmingham, Alabama. Jay serves with Alabama Baptist Children’s Homes.
Julie and Charles enjoy serving on mission trips and being empty nesters! They are members of The Church at the Mall in Lakeland, Florida.
To contact Julie Boyd:
P.O. Box 8190, Lakeland, FL 33802
Lakeland, FL 33815