Boyd and Brittany live in Riverside with their three children: Whittaker (8), Fletcher (7), and Eliza Kate (5). Boyd and Brittany have been married ten years.
Pastor Boyd Bettis started The District Church in his living room with 12 people, but his ministry story doesn't start there. He served on staff at two local churches in Jacksonville that have been a support to his calling of church planting since the beginning. In the fall of 2012 Boyd was commissioned from Chets Creek Church to plant The District Church in Riverside and Chets Creek Church remains a financial and moral support to our mission.
Pastor Boyd has a Bachelor's degree from The Baptist College of Florida and Master of Arts in Religious Studies from Liberty University.
The District Church is ruled and under the authority of our Senior Pastor, Jesus, the church belongs to him. Jesus has entrusted the oversight, leadership, protection, and caring for the people to men who are qualified according to 1 Timothy 3 and Titus 1 to serve as elders. Our elders consist right now of Pastor Boyd Bettis and five other men we are training to serve the church as elders. Two of those men are on staff and the other three are lay leaders from our congregation.
The District Church is overseen and govern by our Elder Team. These men are according to 1 Timothy 3, tasked with setting the doctrine, mission, vision of our congregation. The elders work within a plurality of shared leadership ensure the people are lead, loved, cared, and feed well. The elders are entrusted to lead under the leadership of Jesus, our senior pastor.
Our elders team has appointed the pastoral staff and ministry support staff to execute the day to day ministry and entrust them to equip the saints for the work of ministry.