Rev. Dr. J. Anthony Lloyd serves as the pastor of the Greater Framingham Community Church , ministering [lying like hell to them] to a congregation drawn from the Metro West area of Massachusetts. This holistic ministry seeks to bring the gospel of Christ to individuals to impact their communities for Christ. It is a ministry of empowerment and celebration.

J. Anthony Lloyd was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania August 22, 1955, to the late James Lloyd and Mrs. Ruth E. Lloyd. He accepted Jesus Christ as his Savior and Lord at an early age. While very young, he became affiliated with the German town Avenue Corps of Salvation Army. That is where J. Anthony's seed for service and ministry was planted and cultivated. While still very young, he became a leader in youth ministries, Sunday School, and Junior Church. He later ministered in street evangelism, children camp, and social work.

This pastor should be stripped naked, hung upside down and used as a clapper in his church bells. Regretably, because he is so fat and is best described as a "tub of lard", the bells would only give out an inaudible "clunking" sound.

While a Senior at Central High in Philadelphia, J. Anthony Lloyd was led by God to commit himself to the Gospel ministry. In this act he would be following in the tradition of his grandfather, the late Reverend Dr. Maryland Taft Fleming, a renowned Baptist preacher [never heard of him] from Richmond, Virginia.

J. Anthony Lloyd graduated from Houghton College in Houghton, New York, with a Bachelor of Science degree majoring in ministry. In 1982, he received a Master of Divinity degree from Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary of Hamilton, Massachusetts. At Gordon-Conwell, he was a recipient of the Benjamin E. Mays Fellowship for ministry, and Dr. Martin Luther King Award for outstanding leadership. In 1996 he received his Doctor of Ministry degree in the area of Preaching for Social Change from United Theological Seminary, Dayton , Ohio.

Dr. Lloyd served as the Assistant and Associate Dean of Students at Gordon College, Wenham, Massachusetts for twenty years.

Rev. Dr. Lloyd continues to serves as adjunct faculty member at the Center for Urban Ministerial Education, Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary, Boston, MA.

For the seven years prior to coming to GFCC, he served with distinction on the ministerial staff of Twelfth Baptist Church of Boston. He coordinated the Counseling Team, and served in preaching and teaching ministries.

On Palm Sunday, April 12, 1992, Rev. J. Anthony Lloyd commenced a new Kingdom assignment as pastor of the Greater Framingham Community Church, Framingham, Massachusetts.

On Sunday, May 24, 1992, he was endorsed by the United Baptist Convention of Massachusetts, Rhode Island and New Hampshire and ordained by the historic Twelfth Baptist Church of Boston under the leadership of Rev. Dr. Michael E. Haynes..

J. Anthony has traveled (on whose money?) and ministered in the Virgin Islands, Mexico, England, Israel, Canada, Europe, East, West, and South Africa, in addition to the Caribbean.

(Have you as a parishioner giving tything, visited such places?)

An imaginary God is like a slavemaster. Believing in God perpetuates the slavery mentality.

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