Words of Life Pastor

Pastor Stacy C. Boyd is a third generation True Church of God in Christ preacher. His grandfather, Elder Isiah Boyd, Sr., along with Mother Bessie Boyd, Deliverance Temple’s church mother, brought their children to the Lucas Temple True Church of God in Christ in Scottdale, GA in the early 1960’s. Pastor Stacy’s father, Irvin L. Boyd, Sr. became a deacon and later a minister in the True Church of God in Christ. Minister Irvin Boyd serves as the assistant pastor of St. Paul True Church of God in Christ in Warner Robins, GA, and is married to Mother Claudette Boyd, the Assistant General Mother of the True Church of God in Christ, Inc.

As a child, Pastor Stacy worked in the church until he went to college. The saints continued to pray for and encourage him. Bishop Lucas prophesied that he believed Stacy would “be a great man in this world or in the world to come.” Stacy came to realize that greatness is not measured by a person’s professional stature 0r financial status, but rather by the degree to which one serves God and others.

In 1996, Pastor Stacy graduated magma cum laude from Randolph Macon College in Ashland, VA, receiving the B.A. degree in English with a minor in secondary education. He was inducted into the Phi Beta Kappa honor society and the Omicron Delta Kappa leadership society. He also holds a Master of Arts in English (M.A.) degree from the University of West Georgia, Carrollton, GA. Pastor Stacy continued his graduate studies at Emory University in Atlanta, GA, receiving a M.A. degree in Interdisciplinary Studies and a Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) degree in American and African American Studies. He currently works as a tenured associate professor of English and Africana Studies at the University of West Georgia. He is the author of Black Men Worshipping: Intersecting Anxieties of Race, Gender, and Christian Embodiment (Palgrave 2011).

Bishop Oprie Jeffries and the Board of Elders licensed Pastor Stacy as a minister during the 2009 General Assembly. After serving at Lucas Temple for 1 year, Stacy became the Assistant Pastor of St. James True Church of God in Christ in Lithonia, GA in 2010. In March of 2014 after 3 years of service at St. James, Pastor Stacy moved back to Lucas Temple to serve as the teacher for the adult Sunday school class. Bishop Jeffries appointed Stacy as Pastor of Deliverance Temple in Austell, GA in December 2015, and ordained him as an Elder during the first Youth Convention, January 31, 2016.

Pastor Stacy is married to Lilly Boyd, the daughter of Deacon William and Mother Lily Stafford of Barnesville, GA. Lilly holds a B.B.A. degree in Management from Valdosta State University and a M.B.A. from Keller Graduate School of DeVry University. She currently works as a Claims Manager for Allstate Insurance Corporation. Stacy and Lilly have two children, Nathaniel and Nadia.

His goals for Deliverance Temple are to enrich the spiritual development of the church, maintain and improve the physical building, and maximize the fiscal health of the church.


Words of Life

Address: 1970 Old Alabama Road Austell, GA 30168
Phone Number: (770) 647-8751

Pastor: Elder Stacy Boyd

Service Times:
Sundays 10am, 11:30am
Wednesdays 7:30pm

2nd Sundays – Sunday Breakfast

4th Sundays – Youth Sunday