Pastor Marcus D. Floyd is the CEO and Founder of Marcus D. Floyd Ministries, Inc. He was born to Mr. Reginald Floyd, Sr. and Mrs. Alma Floyd. He was raised in Bartow, Florida and received Christ at the age of nine. Pastor Floyd has been a licensed minister of the Gospel since 2003. He was ordained an Elder of Burkett Chapple Primitive Baptist Church on May 27, 2007. Pastor Floyd was examined and ordained as an Elder of the Primitive Baptist Church at the Mid-Term association meeting of the East Florida District Primitive Association on February 15, 2014.
Pastor Floyd was called and elected unanimously by the members of Burkett Chapple Primitive Baptist Church to serve as pastor on January 13, 2014. He was officially installed during a special installation service on April 6, 2014. Moderator Charles L. Hendley of the East Florida District Primitive Baptist Association officiated and delivered the installation sermon. In the past, Elder Floyd also served as the Interim Pastor of Burkett Chapple Primitive Baptist Church from April 2013 until January 2014. Prior to that Pastor Floyd served as the Assistant Pastor starting in 2011, after being elected to that position by the church. Preceding that assignment, Pastor Floyd served faithfully as the Youth Pastor beginning in 2005.
In June of 2015, during the 145th annual session of the East Florida District Church School Convention Pastor Floyd was elected to serve as the convention’s Bible Expositor. In 2016, Pastor Floyd was elected to the position of President of the East Florida District Primitive Baptist Church School Convention. Pastor Floyd also serves as the adult facilitator for union 5 of the East Florida District Primitive Baptist Association.
Pastor Floyd’s leadership at Burkett Chapple has led to the growth of the church spiritually, numerically, and financially. Pastor Floyd has implemented new ministries that reach people of all ages. Under his leadership, the Go Ministry for community outreach, the Marriage Ministry for those who are married or engaged, the Seniors Ministry for those 65 or older, the Sewing Ministry which makes dresses for children in Africa, the Diamond 2 Diamond Women’s Ministry led by First Lady Dr. Monique Jones-Floyd, and an accountability system have been implemented. The church building has been painted and a new roof has been installed under his leadership. Pastor Floyd serves faithfully in and outside the walls of Burkett Chapple Primitive Baptist Church.
Pastor Floyd has also hosted both the MVP Men’s conference and the Family Empowerment with the support of the Burkett Chapple P.B. Church family. The purpose of the MVP Men’s Conference is to facilitate a gathering of men with the aim of sharpening them in many areas so they can be empowered to succeed. The purpose of the Family Empowerment Conference is to facilitate a gathering of men, women and children with the aim fostering stronger family units that will use their gifts to allow God to strategically work through them to fulfill His purpose.
Pastor Floyd is a loving pastor who has been gifted by God to be able to preach and teach in a way that touches the lives of individuals of multiple generations. He leads with a servant’s heart and creates a loving, family type atmosphere for all. Pastor Floyd encourages each member to reach their fullest potential in Christ.
Pastor Floyd is a 1997 graduate of Bartow Senior High School where he earned all-state recognition as a senior. He rushed for 1,002 yards and 14 touchdowns despite missing five games due to injury and helped lead his team to the 1996 Florida 4A state championship. Elder Floyd was then blessed with a full athletic scholarship to attend Indiana University where he excelled in both academics and athletics.
After a fruitful career at IU, he was blessed to be signed by the New York Jets, and made the team as an undrafted free agent. Pastor Floyd had a four-year career in the NFL. He also played for the Buffalo Bills and the Carolina Panthers. In 2011 Pastor Floyd was inducted into the Bartow Youth Football Hall of Fame. Elder Floyd also had his number 24 jersey retired by Bartow Senior High School in October of 2013. Elder Floyd is currently an agent for GEICO, where he has excelled as a top-tier sales agent. Pastor Floyd and his wife of more than seventeen years First Lady Dr. Monique Jones-Floyd have one daughter Milania.