Rev. Dr.Boyd's Story
Rev. Dr. Boyd R. England, 82, of Beckley, WV, cherished the Word of God and the 1,260 promises spoken within it. On Monday, May 29, 2017, his family held the strong hands that have served and prayed for so many during his 60 years of ministry, as he received the greatest reward - the promise of eternal life.
From the day of his birth on June 3, 1934, in Bud, WV to the late Grant England and Bessie Bailey England, God had a divine purpose for his life; one that would lead him across many states, Canada and Mexico evangelizing the gospel, praying for the sick, and leading the lost to Christ.
When God calls a servant, He also calls a help mate. On December 24, 1952, Beatrice Halsey and Boyd England not only joined their hearts in marriage, but also in ministry. For 64 years, they walked hand-in hand, cherishing one another and serving so many others.
From 1962 until 2017 Rev. Dr. Boyd England became known as a pillar in the Church of God. As an Ordained Bishop, he served as Pastor in West Virginia at the Glen Fork Church of God, Bolt Church of God, Campus Church of God, and Brenton Church of God. In 1981 God called him to Pennsylvania where he pastored the Saxton Church of God and later the Living Waters Church of God in Washington, PA from where he retired as a full-time pastor.
In addition to his pastoral work he furthered his ministry into the care and counseling of those hurting. He studied to earn 3 doctorate degrees in Christian Counseling. He was a member of the National Christian Counselors Association as well as a Stephen Ministry Leader.
Following his retirement as a full-time pastor, Rev. Dr. Boyd & Beatrice returned to West Virginia where he continued to evangelize and serve at the Family Worship Center in Beckley, WV as a Pastoral Care Counselor.
The true character of ministry is a servant's heart. Rev. Dr. Boyd's ministry continued as a servant devoting many hours into serving the community at the Beckley Dream Center Fishes & Loaves Ministry.
Some leave behind a legacy, but Rev. Dr. Boyd England has left a spiritual heritage. The work he has begun will continue to be carried on because of the prayers of a father and grandfather and the example he has laid before all those left to carry on the torch. Those left to continue the ministry is his wife Beatrice England, daughter Pamela (Thomas) Woolwine, sons Rev. Rodney (Melissa) England, and Rev. Wendell (Rhonda) England. His Grandchildren Ericka Trent, Amanda (Timothy) Criner, CJ (Meagan) England, Rev. Gabriel (Crystina) England, and Tyler England. His great-grandchildren who loved to carry on the tradition from the grandchildren of climbing on his lap and as he read from
the Word of God, Kaylee Criner, Isaiah England, Braelyn Criner, Rylan Criner, Gavin England, Isabella England, Christian England and Lincoln England. One sister Wanda (Larry) Walls and his furry little sidekick Shelly.
Leading the way before him to their reward was his parents Grant England and Bessie Bailey England, brothers Frank England & Douglas England, sister Betty England, and son-in-law Steve Trent.
Rev. Dr. Boyd England had a love for wood working and created some beautiful masterpieces over the years. Of all the beautiful carvings he has shaped, nothing can compare to the carving he has left inscribed on the hearts of all who knew him.
A celebration of Rev. Dr. Boyd England's life will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, June 2, at Family Worship Center, Beckley, WV with the Rev. Rodney England, Rev. Wendell England, & Bishop Ray Kirkland officiating. Burial will follow at Sunset Memorial Park. Visitation will be held from 6 to 9 p.m. Thursday, June 1 at Family Worship Center.
Online condolences and a guestbook may be viewed and signed by visiting blueridgefuneralhome.com
Friends or family wishing to make a contribution to a ministry that Rev. Dr. Boyd England was passionate about may make donations to the Beckley Dream Center, 224 Pinewood Drive, Beckley, WV 25801, or the Mid State Church of God Building Fund, PO Box 157, Gassaway, WV 26624.
Blue Ridge Funeral Home of Beckley is serving the England Family
Published on May 31, 2017