Gregory Coc Boyd was an African-American pastor. He was the leader of the New Birth Harvest Outreach Ministries Churches of Deliverance in Miami, Florida, United States.
Boyd was a victim of gun violence. Here are 13 more things about him:
- He was born on September 27, 1966.
- He was a native of Florida.
- Aside from Miami, he lived in other areas of Florida including Tamarac, Lauderhill and Plantation.
- In 1996, he married Dorothy A. Boyd.
- He has three children.
- He is related to Cynthia Boyd, Peggy Ann Boyd, Eddie Boyd and Donta Boyd.
- In 2011, he and Deborah Boyd co-founded the New Birth Harvest Outreach Ministries Churches of Deliverance.
- On September 10, 2020, he left their home to buy dinner for the family. At around 6:05 p.m., he was shot in the chest and the leg while he was walking back to his car in the parking lot in front of Shoe Time near The Village Flea Market and Mall in the area of Northwest 27th Avenue and 79th Street in the West Little River neighborhood of Miami-Dade County. He was caught in the crossfire of a gang-related shooting involving Miami residents Nathaniel Bernard Roberson, Latravia Charm Bell and Mikal Nelson Norman.
- He was not the intended target of Roberson, Bell and Norman, who ambushed and shot at four people in a crowded parking lot outside the Shoe Time store near the Village Flea Market and Mall.
- Miami-Dade Fire Rescue responded to the scene and transported him to the Jackson Memorial Hospital Ryder Trauma Center in Miami. He died a short time after arriving at the medical center.
- On September 12, 2020, his daughter Sharita Boyd Cooper and her husband Nathaniel Cooper set up a GoFundMe page, which was deactivated on September 15, 2020. Nathaniel explained that the family “does not need money for funeral services, for everything has been covered.”
- His wife told WPLG, “He was my friend, my best friend, my fishing partner. He was a great man.”
- As an activist, he hoped to stop the violence near the northwest Miami area, his son-in-law Nathaniel told CBS Miami on September 18, 2020.