Pastor Murphy has dedicated his pastoral ministry to serving God’s purposes.
He was born in Beaumont, Texas, but grew up in Shepherd. He surrendered to the ministry in 1966 and has been at Heritage Baptist Church since Oct. 2, 1973. He has a master’s degree from Texas Baptist Institute, a doctorate from the Peruvian Baptist Institute and another doctorate from Heritage Baptist Institute.
Pastor Murphy’s goal for Heritage is for the church to reach people with the Gospel and train them to reach others with the Good News of God’s love and the salvation He offers. This is what God has commissioned His churches to do and it’s a task to which Pastor Murphy has been and will be committed.
On Jan. 30, 1960, Pastor Murphy and his wife Mary were married. They have four children.