Steve Boyd - Pulpit Minister
Steve Boyd began as the pulpit minister of the Central Church of Christ
in 1975. His duties include preaching on Sunday mornings and
organizing our education program and life groups. Before coming
to Central, he preached at the Arlington Church of Christ in
Mt. Healthy, Ohio, and in congregations in Indiana, Tennessee,
Kansas, North Carolina, and Illinois.
Steve received his B. S. degree from Lipscomb University, Nashville,
Tennessee, his M. A. degree from Kansas State University at Pittsburg,
and his Ph.D. in speech communication from the University of Illinois,
Steve is Professor Emeritus at Northern Kentucky University where he
retired in May 2011. He previously taught at Appalachian State
University, Boone, North Carolina, and Illinois State University, Normal, Illinois.
Even though not a part of his "official" duties, Steve often conducts weddings and funerals in the lives of Central's members and enjoys the relationships that have developed in the years he has been at Central. In 1987, he dedicated his book of devotional readings, Moments with the Master, to the members of the Central congregation. In 2003, he also dedicated He Knows My Song and other devotionals to challenge and inspire to the members of the Central Church of Christ.
Steve is both a motivator and motivated. He often conducts seminars in presentation skills and listening for businesses and associations across the country. His favorite speech is "High Bid," which incorporates the auctioneer's cry--another of Steve's talents. The benefit auctions he's held at Central have been among the highlights of his career at Central.
He lives in Fort Thomas, Kentucky, with his wife Lanita. Their daughter, Kelsey, teaches ESL at Lloyd High School in Northern Kentucky. Her husband, Stephen, is a deacon at Central. They have two children a son, Findlay and a daughter, Landra. Steve and Lanita's son, Josh, teaches at Purdue University in West Lafayette, Indiana, and lives with wife, Gina, and their children Kinley and Knox in Lafayette, Indiana. He and Gina are active in leading and teaching at the Elmwood Church of Christ where Josh is a deacon.
Steve feels honored to have been with Central so long. He has worked under 23 elders over his years at Central and is appreciative to each. He is always excited about what's happening at Central and anticipates even greater things to come.