Rev. Lawson J. Boddie is the Pastor / Founder of Word of Life Christian Fellowship Inc.
After having served the Jacksonville area in full time ministry for twelve years, Pastor Boddie
brings experience and expertise to the pastorate along with a personal commitment to Integrity and Excellence in ministry.
leadership can be experienced from the piano to the pulpit as he
is a capable and anointed preacher / teacher, worship leader and musician.
Under the leadership of the late Dr. E.E. Taylor, Pastor Boddie
accepted Christ as Savior early and was given opportunity to develop in ministry as a youth by being afforded to serve as Sunday School Superintendent, convention delegate and deacon in training.
was licensed to preach in 1996 at the Christ Tabernacle Missionary Baptist Church under Dr. Walter H. Johnson.
It was while serving under Dr. Guns that Pastor Boddie
was released to plant the St. Paul Church of Gainesville, Inc.
By the leading of the Holy Spirit, Pastor Boddie returned to Jacksonville to start the Word of Life Christian Fellowship in 2005.
ministry experiences prior to the Pastorate include: Minister of Music of Community Baptist Church Jacksonville, FL, Minister of Music of Christ Tabernacle Baptist Church Jacksonville, FL, Co-Pastor
of CTMBC Mission Jacksonville, FL and Pastor of Worship for St. Paul Missionary Baptist Church of Jacksonville, Inc.
Other experience includes Director of Music for Union Progressive Baptist Association
, and Music Director within the Florida General Baptist Convention
Professionally, Pastor Boddie has served as a choral director for Douglas Anderson School of the Arts and assistant choral director of the Ribault Senior High School Singing Trojans.
was reared and educated in the private school system of Jacksonville, FL.
education as a dual high school and collegiate vocal major at Douglas Anderson School of the Arts
in Jacksonville, FL.
His education continued in the Music Education program at Jacksonville University where he served as a student conductor.
is married to the former Monique Reed (now Min.