Rev. Virgil Boysaw, Jr.

Is the new Pastor of Mt. Calvary UMC, 1236 Jones Station Road, Arnold MD 21012


The Rev. Virgil Boysaw, Jr. was born and raised in Cleveland, Ohio to Rev. Virgil Boysaw, Sr. and Shirley Ann Boysaw.

Rev. Boysaw, Jr. graduated from John Adams High and came to Maryland to attend college. He graduated from Bowie State College with a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration.

After graduation, Rev. Boysaw, Jr. began a Retail career managing stores for Bakers Shoes, Footlocker, Payless Shoes, and Block Buster Video.

Rev. Boysaw, Jr. received the call to ministry in 1995 in which he attended Wesley Seminary and graduated from Chesapeake Bible College and Seminary. Ordained in 1997, he served as youth leader for Union Memorial UMC and Youth Pastor at Mt. Zion UMC in Lothian, Maryland and Co-Pastored with Charles F.T. Henry at Interfaith Christian Ministries for 10 years. In addition, Rev. Boysaw, Jr. served in the United Methodist Church’s Annapolis District under the leadership of Rev. Charles Creek, Rev. Ray McDonald, and Rev. Diana Proctor Dixon and served on the staff of Pastor Shirlette D. Boysaw at Franklin UMC in Churchton, Maryland.

Rev. Boysaw, Jr. later attended Bowie State University and received his Master degree in Public Administration. He later went on to serve as the Prevention Coordinator of Anne Arundel County for the Health Department; State Program Manager of Prevention Services for the Maryland Alcohol and Drug Abuse Administration in Catonsville, Maryland and as Director of Juvenile Services for the Anne Arundel County Partnership for Children, Youth and Families. Rev. Boysaw, Jr. currently is working as an adjunct faculty member for the Anne Arundel Community College, as well as serving as Director of the Drug Free Communities and Prevention Services Supervisor of the Cecil County Department of Health. In addition, he sits on various boards and committees including the Creative Arts Outreach Ministries, Inc. and Charting Careers, Inc. and Communities Anti-Drug Coalitions of America (CADCA). Rev. Boysaw, Jr. is a graduate of the class of 2016 Cecil Leadership Institute and was appointed by Gov. Larry Hogan to serve on the Maryland Youth Camp Safety Committee and was appointed by Rev. Sarah Schlieckert, District Superintendent of the Annapolis District, to serve on the District MAP Team to help the district and local churches to think strategically about new faith initiatives.

Rev. Boysaw, Jr. is married to the lovely Rev. Shirlette D. Boysaw (41 years), and they have one son Virgil Boysaw, III who is the Director of Music at the Excel Academy in Prince George County and Music Director at John Wesley UMC along with a daughter-in-law Julia, and one granddaughter, Riley Nico Boysaw.

Rev. Boysaw, Jr. believes that “a man is not a fool to lose what he can never keep to gain what he can never lose”.