Bishop Laish Zane Boyd was born August 25, 1961, to Wilton E. Boyd and Ruth C. Boyd (nee McNeil) in New Providence. He was ordained to the Diaconate in St. Agnes Church, New Providence on July 22, 1986, and to the Priesthood on June 24, 1987, in Christ Church Cathedral, Nassau.
He has served as Assistant Curate at The Church of Christ The King, New Providence (1986-1989), Priest-in-Charge at The Church of Our Lady and St. Stephen’s, Bimini (1989-1992), Priest Vicar at Christ Church Cathedral, Nassau (1992-1997), and Rector at Holy Cross Church, New Providence (1997-2006).
On June 29, 2006, being the Feast of St. James, he was consecrated Bishop by the Most Reverend Drexel W. Gomez. On January 1, 2009, he assumed office and was enthroned as the thirteenth Bishop of The Bahamas and The Turks and Caicos Islands on February 8, 2009.
Bishop Boyd established the following guidelines for the Way Forward: Clergy Wellness; Clergy Spouses; Mission Focus: A response to God’s love through our Stewardship of Time, Ability and Possessions; Archdeacons; Capital Works; Financial Picture; Hold the Fort; Anglicanism.
He is married to the former Joann M. Gray and they are the parents of three sons, Zane, Joash and Nathan.