Rev Dr. Louie Boykin is a native of Clinton. He is the son of the late Harold L. and Mildred K. Boykin, Sr. He is married to the former Katrina Peele and they have one daughter Whitney Nicole Boykin.


Dr. Boykin is a 1974 graduate of Clinton High School. After high school Dr. Boykin attended Fayetteville State University. He then enlisted in the United States Air Force and served for 8 years. Dr. Boykin is a graduate of Sampson Community College with an associated degree in Industrial Maintenance. He is a graduate of The University of Mt. Olive with a B.S. degree in Religion. Dr. Boykin graduated from the North Carolina College of Theology with a Masters of Biblical Studies and Duke University Divinity School with a certificate in Community Pastoral Care. Dr. Boykin graduated from the North Carolina Theological Seminary with a Doctorate of Theology TH.D. He also has studied at Shaw University Divinity School in Raleigh, NC. He is a former instructor of the North Carolina College of Theology and is the founder and president of the Bladen Theological Seminary an extension of NCTS. He is the former pastor of Union Hill MBC of Autryville, N.C. and the Roseville Baptist Church in Harrells, NC. In July 2012 he was blessed to be called to the Baldwin Branch Missionary Baptist Church “Da Branch” in Elizabethtown, N.C. where he currently serves as the Sr. Pastor. He is presently employed by the Clinton City Schools as the Drop Out Prevention Specialist. 

He is very active in the community, serving in many capacities. He has many hobbies, but his greatest joy comes from serving the Lord. Oh Bless His Name!!!

The “BRANCH” connected to the “Vine” . . . for, behold, I will bring forth my servant the BRANCH. Zechariah 3:8