Mark and Leslie Boyd
Missionaries serving in
"The harvest is plentiful but the workers are few. Ask the Lord of the harvest, therefore, to send out workers into his harvest field."
I am the son of BMM missionaries David and Crissie Boyd. I was born in the Netherlands in the town of Eindhoven. I lived most of my life in the town of Veghel, where my parents have planted a church. I was six when I was saved. My parents found out about a lie that I told at school. My dad shared with me that this lie was a sin, and that I was a sinner. I trusted Jesus Christ as my personal Savior that day. I was baptized when I was 14 and also dedicated my life to any service for God.
I became more involved with my parents’ ministry and started teaching, preaching, and falling in love with ministry. I attended a public high school in Holland and after graduating I came to the States to study at Faith Baptist Bible College. I received a Bachelor of Arts in Pastoral Studies with an emphasis in Greek and Counseling. During college I became burdened for church planting. I then attended the Seminary at Faith and received a Master of Arts in Biblical Studies. While in seminary, I saw a video produced by BMM and felt the Lord calling me into church planting; specifically in Europe. Through a survey trip taken in 2008, God clearly directed me and my wife to the country of Germany
I grew up in the small town in Russell, Iowa, and attended the First Baptist Church there. I was saved at the age of five after my first day of Joy Club. I expressed an interest in knowing how to become saved to my pastor’s wife, and was saved that same day. I was baptized at the age of ten, and dedicated my life to the Lord shortly after while attending a camp. At the age of twelve I was challenged by a speaker in my home church to consider missions. I went forward that day and told the Lord that I was willing to go wherever He might send me.
I graduated from Russell Community High School. In order to get missionary training, I attended Faith Baptist Bible College in Ankeny, Iowa. There I received a Bachelor of Science in Biblical Studies with an emphasis in Missions. As a part of my requirements, I went on a MAP, or missionary apprenticeship program, and spent six weeks in Germany. While there I spent time learning from a missionary couple involved in church planting in southern Germany. God used this experience to show me that He did want me in missions and to develop in me an interest in church planting.
God has blessed us with seven wonderful children.
Natalie was born on March 21, 2006.
Joshua was born on October 8, 2007.
Sophia's birthday is November 20, 2009.
Adelin was born on March 14, 2011.
Tobias is our first German baby born on November 22, 2013 here in Nuremberg.
Simeon was born on January 15, 2016 here in Neumarkt.
Lillian was added to the family on January 21, 2019.
Our strategy is to:
To plant indigenous Baptist churches by preaching the gospel, discipling, and equipping people to live for His glory
After arriving on the field in 2012 we served under veteran missionaries Jeff and Linda Brown in Nuremberg Germany. We learned the language and culture.
In 2015 the independent Baptist Church of Nuremberg sent us out to start a church plant in Neumarkt. We moved during the summer and started evangelistic meetings.
A small group of believers started to meet in our home for prayer and Bible Study. This group continued to grow. The desire to see a church started was growing among the believers. We searched for a property to rent for over a year. August 18, 2018 we formed as the Independent Baptist Church of Neumarkt.
Along the way Mark has also been involved in the Theological Training Center (TTZ) in Nuremberg/Erlangen. It is exciting to train the next generation of church leaders in Germany.
To contact us, please reach out
Tel.: +49 9181 5231380
marknleslieboyd @ gmail.com
Fellowship Baptist Church
1503 SE 6th Street
Des Moines, IA 50315