Hello, I’m Pastor Tim Boyd. It has been my pleasure to serve in Bluefield, Virginia for the past twenty years and pastor the greatest group of people in the world at East River Church.  

I have been married to my lovely wife Julie for 34 years and we have two beautiful daughters, Lindsey and Hannah, and a wonderful son-in-law, Lindsey’s husband, Justin, a grandson Jacob, who just turned seven, and a new granddaughter, Jaylin who turns three this year! Needless to say they both have stolen all of our hearts.

We are so glad you stopped by today to visit East River Church and hope you find the information helpful and encouraging as you browse the site today.


 Be Blessed!                                                                                  Pastor Tim Boyd

Pastor Tim and his wife Julie became Lead Pastors of our church on Father’s Day of 1999, and what an incredible journey this fellowship has been able to embark on since that time! Pastor Tim brings a fresh wind of the Spirit to this fellowship through his preaching and teaching of the Word of God. He is constantly challenging us to step out in faith and let God be God in us.

Pastor Tim has a pastor’s heart, and his passion is to see lives saved, touched, healed, and set free for the Kingdom of God! Once that takes place, his passion is to see people propelled into the destiny that God has for their life.

Pastor Tim served the Appalachian District of the Assemblies of God  as Presbyter of the Two Virginias Section for nine years, and Appalachian Ministry Network Missions Director for four years. He has also served on the Board of Directors for Appalachian Teen Challenge and as the Assistant Appalachian District Men’s Ministries Director. Pastor Tim is endorsed as a National Motorcycle Ministries Chaplain for the Assemblies of God.