Dr. Lawrence Boyd, III was born on November 7, 1980 to his proud parents, Lawrence Boyd, Jr. and Janet Campbell. Dr. Boyd holds a Bachelor Degree in Sociology from Thomas Edison University and a Masters Degree in Psychology from University of Phoenix. He also earned a Masters Degree in Special Education from Walden University. In 2010, Dr. Boyd was awarded an honorary Doctorate of Theology and Biblical Counseling.
Dr. Boyd along with his wife Elder Natasha Boyd pastor Chosen Generation Praise and Worship Center, founded in June 2008. Through his formal training and his heart for the community, Dr. Boyd has been empowering children and their families for more than 20 years.
As a former family therapist, academic coach, summer camp director, after-school coordinator, and now teacher, Dr. Boyd strongly believes there is value in educating and uplifting young people to reach beyond their potential.
Since January 2016, Dr. Boyd has developed and implemented the summer camp and Tutoring & Mentoring Program in 2017.
Dr. Boyd is the proud Father of two children, Evan and Jayla Boyd; two step-children, Semaj Conway and Nellie Washington; and three grandchildren: Nevaeh, Sunai and Naturi.
Natasha Boyd was born on July 2, 1974 to her proud parents: the late, Henry Lee Wimbush and Sheila Conway.
In addition to co-pastoring Chosen Generation Praise and Worship Center, Elder Boyd has a passion for community outreach. She believes in bringing positive change into people’s everyday lives. For the past 15 years, Mrs. Boyd has been working for the State of NJ DEP and now, exclusively works for the Commissioner’s Office.
As HelpSelf CDC Inc.’s Vice President, alongside her husband, Dr. Boyd, she works to empower families throughout the Mercer County area in Trenton, NJ. Mrs. Boyd is the proud mother of two children, two step children, three grandchildren and two godchildren.
Pastor Janet L. Campbell was born June 24, 1958 to proud parents: the late Barney Campbell Sr. and Gertrude Campbell. She is the proud mother of three children: Steven Campbell, Shelley Hazell, and Lawrence Boyd, III. Pastor Campbell also has two daughters in-law: Tyease Campbell and Natasha Boyd. She is the proud grandmother of five grandchildren and four great grandchildren.
After 27 years, Pastor Campbell retired from Motor Vehicle Services. She has also served as a counselor for more than 30 years.
Pastor Campbell graduated from the United Christian Institute – Trenton Extension. She also received extensive training at the R.A.P.T (Recovery Assistance Program Training) where she learned how to minister to those impacted by substance abuse and domestic violence.
In 1995, after many years as a preacher of the Gospel, Pastor Campbell became a licensed minister under the leadership of late Pastor Clarence Reid. Pastor Campbell was led to visit the sick in hospitals and nursing homes, and actively evangelized in street ministry. Her call to young people became especially apparent when she began to visit and counsel at the Mercer Street Friend Center in Trenton, NJ. In 1999, her passion as a servant of the Lord led her to become the founder of God’s Chosen House of Deliverance Inc. Then, in 2002, along with the late Diane R. Jones, Pastor Campbell founded HelpSelf CDC Inc.
For years, Pastor Campbell has been a mother figure to children from all walks of life. When it comes to youth, she is selfless and assures that they are clothed, fed and inspired. As one of HelpSelf’s founding board members, Pastor Campbell still volunteers her services in the Tutoring & Mentoring Program as well as the Generation Summer Camp.
Pastor Campbell is also the author of “Women Step Out of Your Past and Into Your Future” and has a CD teaching entitled “The Spirit of Rejection.” She also has a weekly TV ministry called “Breaking Down the Strongholds.”
Through her daily words of wisdom, Pastor Campbell loves to encourage HelpSelf’s students and staff. Her strength and leadership serves as a firm foundation for the benefit and growth for the organization.