Dr. Paul Murray is an ordained minister and has served in ministry for more than 20 years. He is the Senior Pastor of the Lighthouse Church and holds his ministerial credentials with the Assemblies of the Lord Jesus Christ (ALJC). Dr. Murray holds leadership positions within the ALJC where he serves on the General Board. He is the District Superintendent of the New York / Mid-Atlantic Region, which oversees ministers and churches in New York, Pennsylvania, Maryland, New Jersey, Delaware and the District of Columbia. In addition, Dr. Murray has 6 churches established under his ministry located in Maryland, Pennsylvania, New Hampshire, Georgia, and internationally in Nairobi, Kenya and Oslo, Norway. Dr. Murray is proud to be connected in fellowship and ministry with One Way Churches International (OWCI) and serves as their Director of World Missions.
Dr. Murray is a featured speaker and preacher at leadership conferences, conventions, convocations, global symposiums, and special services for churches, Christian organizations, NGO’s and government entities. Dr. Murray is serving as National Co-Chairman along with New York Times Bestseller, Dr. Robert Schuller for the Coalition for American Renewal.
Prior to his ministerial calling, Dr. Murray served as a Peace Corps Volunteer in the country of Tunisia. His work began at a fishing port where he aided local community businessmen in developing a marketing and business plan that allowed them to establish a fishing co-operative. Dr. Murray continued in the heart of Tunisia working with Beekeepers again in developing a business and marketing plan to create a co-op so local beekeepers could pull their resources together to sell their honey and grow their individual businesses. From his Peace Corps experience, Dr. Murray said, “This certainly has been the toughest job I ever loved and I feel I received much more then I ever gave to the people of Tunisia”
For the past twelve years Dr. Murray has served as CEO of Vision Ministries International, a 501 (c) 3 Faith-based organization he co-founded. As a result of this global ministry, Murray has become an internationally sought after consultant and speaker traveling throughout the U.S., Europe, Middle East, Far East, Asia, and Central America building coalitions through service and faith. He works with churches in building infrastructure and presenting leadership training and development processes.
Dr. Murray has assisted NGO’s and foreign governments in presenting conflict-resolution strategies, humanitarian and emergency aid-relief processes, along with healthcare education around the world. An invited speaker at the United Nations in New York and in Kenya and presenter at global leadership conferences around the world, Murray brings forth a practical spiritual dimension and application as the founding building blocks for churches, faith-based NGO’s and governments to harness resources and talents which bring forth social change through moral and innovative leadership.
Dr. Murray was awarded his Doctoral Degree in Pastoral Leadership and Management at Howard University’s School of Divinity; In addition, he holds a Master of Divinity in Pastoral Counseling and a Master of Art in Religion from Liberty Baptist Theological Seminary. His undergraduate degree comes from the University of Phoenix where he was awarded a Bachelor of Science in Health Care Services.
Dr. Murray is the Author of “Broken” which is the how-to when it comes to picking up the pieces and becoming whole again after a personal downfall. BOSS Publishing worked with Dr. Paul Murray to make this literary dream come true.
Dr. Murray also writes monthly for the ‘Apostolic Witness’, an international Christian magazine. He serves on several national, regional and local non-profit boards and has received numerous awards for his community and ministry efforts that include two U.S. Presidential Citations, Police Chaplain of the Year Award and the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Drum Majors Award.
Dr. Murray and his wife Rachel are the proud parents of two daughters and one son who each are growing into true servant leaders in their own rights.
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