Pastor Larry N. Boldin was born in Montgomery, Alabama on November 7, 1953. At an early age he confessed Christ and was baptized at Beulah Baptist Church by Rev. W.F. Alford. He attended school at Booker T. Washington through his 11th grade year and graduated from Sidney Lanier High School in 1971.
Shortly after graduation from high school he joined the United States Air Force where he faithfully served God and his country for 28 years, retiring as a Chief Master Sergeant.
During his military career, he led many people, and managed many Air Force projects valuing millions of dollars. Pastor Boldin was extremely active in the military chapel systems. He was ordained a deacon in 1984 at Torrejon AB Spain where he taught bible study and delivered inspirational messages at Friday night Worship Services. He later moved to Ramstein AB Germany where he taught bible study and led the Men’s Fellowship. On June 7, 1992 he was licensed to preach the Gospel at the Vogelweh Gospel Service in Ramstein Germany. Pastor Boldin also coached the Ramstein Air Base football team to numerous championships during his tenure.
Upon his return to the United States in 1993 to Hurlburt Field AFB, Fort Walton Beach, FL, he worked at Headquarters Air Force Special Operations Command as the command and control chief enlisted manager. He also went to work for the Lord in the base chapel where he assisted the head chaplain with the Gospel service, taught bible study and was president of the Protestant Parish Council. He was ordained to preach the Gospel on June 24, 1995 at Evelenar Baptist Church in Crestview, FL.
In Sept 1996, he co-founded Striving for Perfection Ministries and assumed duties as the Pastor with a vision for a Christ-centered, non-denominational church of Christian believers committed to a life-long pursuit of perfection. Perfection; in a sense of striving to be mature and complete in Christ; not majoring on the minor issues that divide the Body of Christ. The first service was held with approximately fifty-six people in attendance. Since that time God has shown great favor toward the ministry. They have gone from worshipping in a recreation center to an 18,000 square foot facility and a membership of over 650. The ministry created S4P Synergy, Inc. a 501c3 Community Development Corporation to assist in carrying out the vision to create a Holistic Zone. A place where God’s people can have their needs met, whether spiritual, personal, emotional, vocational, parental, physical, social, entrepreneurial, cultural or economical. The ministry birthed A Royal Generation Development of Kings and Queens, a 501(C)(3) community youth program committed to developing a generation of youth in this community, empowered to make a positive difference in any community.
Pastor Boldin is an anointed teacher of the Word who believes that we must be Humble before the Lord, Obedient to the Lord, Mature in the Lord, and Enthusiastic about the Lord. He is a man of integrity who truly loves the Lord with all his heart, with all his soul, with all his mind and with all his strength.
Pastor Boldin is an active leader in the community. He chairs the AACL (African American Community Leaders) Alliance; a community representative on OCSD/Educational matters. Previous awards include ‘Mentor of the Year’; Points of Light Award; Local hero awards.
He was married 43 years to his high school sweetheart; the late, forever loved first lady, Jenett (Douglas) Boldin of Montgomery, Alabama and they have three lovely daughters, Felita, LeQuanda Cole (Glenroy), and Candace. They have two grandsons, Elijah (EJ) and Boldin (Bo).