Domestic Violence now has a new voice. Pastor DuJuan Boyd and his wife are on a mission to raise awareness of this silent killer! They have created a stage play, Don’t Cast Your Pearls Before Swine, a stage play that uplifts and empowers those that have been through abuse. Listen in on our conversation.
Who is Pastor Boyd at his core?
Pastor Boyd is a man after God’s heart, a husband to a beautiful wife, a father to three great children and a grandfather to two beautiful granddaughters. Pastor Boyd has a passion to help people become who God has created them to be. Pastor Boyd has a BIG heart for the children in the community and he pours his all into seeking ways to reach them and help them. Pastor Boyd is a published author of his first book, “Marriage of Pearls.” Pastor Boyd has a God given purpose to help married couples heal, restore and rebuild their marriages.
Why are you so passionate about getting your story out about domestic violence abuse?
My passion to help victims of domestic violence. It started at the young age of five as I witnessed my mother being struck by my father and verbally assaulting her. This would happen time and time again and at that young of an age, there wasn’t much I could do but to yell STOP and hold my mom after it was over, telling her that it was going to be okay. I promised myself at the age of five that I would never yell at a woman or raise my hand to a woman, I would find ways to help them.
The passion got even stronger as the mother of my wife went through our high-school years with her mother hitting her with skillets and verbally/mentally attacking her. Before we got married there was a season of separation and during this separation, Jackie, my wife was dating this guy. During a trip to Detroit one year he brutally attacked her, even throwing her down a flight of stairs. He beat her almost to the point of death. Her will to get home to our daughter is what gave her strength to fight and I vowed from that forward that if we were to ever get back to together, I would make her my wife and treat her life the queen that she is. So, the passion is driven to help others get out of domestic violence situations and give them hope that they can get out. because domestic violence is not just physical it is also mental abuse…
Are you open to mentoring?
Yes! I love to mentor others.
Tell us about your businesses?
I have a church that I’ve been pasturing for five years now. We are located in the great community of the Far East side on 33rd Post Rd in Indianapolis. We are a community and family driven church that seeks to help families build through the love of God. I also have theater company called Pearls Productions Inc. Our mission is to fight domestic violence through the arts while uplifting, encouraging and empowering people to follow their dreams. It was also created to give the young children a platform to express themselves through the arts.
Where do you see yourself in the next two years? Five years?
I see myself moving to Houston or Miami, traveling the world, and helping people heal through Pearls Productions
What’s next for you personally?
Completing my next book, Pearls of Intimacy and moving to Houston or Miami.
What is the greatest lesson that you have learned in business?
Everyone that you know is not ordained to help you and some are just with you to sabotage what you are doing.
What advice would you give to that person who’s business is not doing so great and wants to give up?
First, I would ask them why they want to do this business, is this what you are passionate about? Check your circle. Some people give up because they’re around people who always give up. Limit your circle to three to four people who have the same passion and drive. Find a mentor to help you. Review what’s not working and get rid of it. Sometimes it not about giving up, it’s about restructuring the plan and letting God bless it and confirm it.
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