John H. Boyd, II is the Senior Pastor of the New Greater Bethel Ministries (NGBM), located in Queens, New York. The Ministry was established in 1972 by its founder, the Late Apostle John H. Boyd, Sr. with its principles built on Matthew 25:35-46. For the past 42 years, many have witnessed and experienced life transformation socially, spiritually, and or economically, through the Ministry’s various outreaches. Whether it’s the Food Pantry, ‘Set Free’ Prison Team, Clothing Drive, or Community Health Fairs and Partnerships people’s lives are continuously being touched. NGBM is also home to two academic institutions: Bethel Bible Institute, where Pastor John was once a part of the student body and Bethel Christian Learning Center and Academy, where young minds are nurtured and trained.
Pastor John, was born and raised in Queens, NY and is one of six siblings to the Late Dr. John H. Boyd Sr. and Margie Boyd. He along with his siblings was taught to fear God, which became the foundation for his personal relationship with God and Christian development. Pastor John attended Hofstra University in Hempstead, NY where he studied Business Administration and Management. He is married to the uniquely anointed songstress—Valerie Boyd. The couple has been blessed with three talented kids—John H. Boyd III, and (twins) Joshua and Janelle; who they continuously instill Christian values into. Pastor John and Lady Boyd play an intricate role in their children’s growth and development by nurturing their spiritual gifts and encouraging them in the Faith and love of Jesus Christ.
Pastor John’s charity extends beyond his home. In fact, he and Lady Boyd began their ministry at Correctional facilities throughout New York City, State and the Federal Penal System ministering to thousands of inmates. Pastor John is also a talented producer and director, whose work has been life-changing. His multi-media company specializes in digital multi-track recording, film, television broadcast, stage and video production. As the President and co-founder of Shekinah International, recording artists on the Company’s label include renowned singers from Valerie Boyd to Juanita Bynum. One of the Label’s albums Morning Glory-Peace became the cognitive healing to many patients, which resulted in Shekinah’s five time nomination for Gospel Music Workshop Excellence Award and Pastor John’s nomination for Producer of the Year. In addition, through his musical productions, thousands came to know Christ and were transformed to the glory of God.
Yet, despite Pastor John’s myriad of achievements, his commitment is to meet the needs of humanity through weekly Prayer Gathering and Televised Broadcasts Services, and the Annual Gospel Tent Revivals.