Gospel recording artist, songwriter, musician, and vocal teacher, Valerie Boyd was born February 20th, in Greenville North Carolina. An offspring of a family of singers, she began singing at her grandfather’s church at the age of three. By the age of sixteen she was awarded a scholarship for voice and piano at the world acclaimed Carnegie Hall. She went on to attend the nationally recognized high school of music and art and then studied music at Hofstra University.
Valerie's professional career started as a member and lead soloist of the contemporary gospel group New York City Family. Her first solo album "Interpretations 1" captured the attention of the gospel music industry, and landed her on the cover of Cash Box Magazine. She went on to record several projects afterwards which includes "Interpretations 2", "Back Home Live" which produced her hit single "Get Me Out Jesus", "Symphony of the Heart" and her latest project "Victory".
She has spanned the genre of gospel music from down home, hand clapping, foot stomping, traditional gospel music to the latest and trendiest style of music, yet has remained simply anointed. Her musical versatility has allowed her to grace the stages of Morris Cerullo, R.W. Shambach, Marilyn Hickey, T.D. Jakes, A.R. Bernard, George Bloomer, Juanita Bynum, Bobby Jones and Luis Palau. She has appeared on TBN and the TCT Networks and has performed with some of the gospel industry’s greatest artist such as Rev Timothy Wright, Pastor Shirley Caesar, Yolanda Adams, CeCe Winans, Kim Burrell, Wess Morgan, Donnie McClurkin, Israel Houghton and the list goes on.
Today Valerie travels nationally and internationally, ministering in prisons, rehabs, nursing homes and witnessing on the streets. Her ministry of word and song touches, encourages, and brings hope through the message of Jesus Christ, inspiring young and old to new relationships with him. Not only is Valerie Boyd an anointed vocalist, she is an ordained Evangelist and the First Lady of the New Greater Bethel Ministries in Queens Village NY, where she has been actively involved for over 48 years. She is the wife of Pastor John H Boyd II and Mother of three. Valerie has also founded Valsings vocal school where she teaches others to sing and further their singing careers. Names like Judith McAllister and Juanita Bynum are two of her former students. She also has founded The G.E.M Mentorship which is a program designed to empower women to build a greater quality of life in Wellness, Lifestyle, and Career. Today Valerie continues to wear many hats and take on new ventures. She currently is working on her long awaited music project titled “Simply Anointed” set for release in 2020. In the Gospel making world, Valerie Boyd is a standout who believes the best has yet to come.