Bishop Tommie Allen Murphy was born and reared in Spartanburg, South Carolina. He is the seventh of nine children born to Mr. James H. & Mrs. Mary A. Murphy. He was educated in the Public Schools of Ashville, NC. Superintendent Murphy was saved at the age of 18 and joined Garden of Prayer Church Of God In Christ under the leadership of Superintendent C.W. Johnson, Sr. It was there that he received the call to the Gospel Ministry at the age of 20.
Bishop Murphy graduated from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte with a BA in Business and a concentration in Finance. He retired from his secular assignment after twenty seven years as Senior Vice President of Wachovia Bank Treasury Services Operations. He presently resides in Charlotte, NC with his wife of over 40 years, Lady Doris D. Murphy. They have two beautiful daughters; Trevira Nicole and Ericka Lanae Murphy.
Bishop Murphy serves as an Auxiliary Bishop in the Church of God in Christ, the Superintendent of the E.C. Cannon Memorial District and as the Second Executive Assistant and Chief Financial Officer to Bishop LeRoy Jackson Woolard of the Greater NC Jurisdiction. He serves on the Finance Committee for the Board of Bishops for the Churches of God in Christ, Incorporated. Bishop Murphy is the Vice-Chair of the Board of Directors for All Saints Bible College, headquartered in Memphis, Tennessee and serves as a member on the General Assembly Sub-Committee for Remunerations for the Churches of God in Christ , Incorporated under the committee leadership of Dr. Clarence Cranford. he has served as Vice-Chairman and Comptroller for the International Council of Pastors and Elders for the Church of God in Christ, Inc. under the leadership of Chairman Michael Eaddy.
Bishop Murphy is known for his uncompromising preaching and teaching messages which transcends all cultural as well as denominational barriers. Many souls have been saved, healed and delivered by Pastor Murphy’s unique and insightful delivery of the word of God. He is full of wisdom and God has truly gifted him with the ability to teach and reach all people. He is an example to all who meet him of the love of God. His goal in life is to reach the lost and to equip and empower the saints for effective ministry.
OUR FIRST LADY
Lady Doris Murphy was born in Greenville, SC to the late Willie and Dorothy Dorsey. At an early age she moved to Asheville, NC where she attended the Asheville city schools. Missionary Doris Murphy continued her education in Business at Asheville Buncombe Technical College. Throughout her childhood, Missionary Murphy was an active member at Garden of Prayer Church of God in Christ.
Lady Murphy can recall attending church Sunday after Sunday hearing the Word of God and realizing that even still, something was missing from her life. During a revival service hosted by Mother Mabel Smith of Greensboro, NC the void experienced by young Doris Dorsey was filled when she received the baptism of the Holy Ghost.
Lady Murphy married her high school sweetheart, Bishop Tommie A. Murphy on May 16, 1981. From the blessed union came two beautiful girls, Trevira Nicole and Ericka Lenae Murphy.
Lady Doris Murphy is an anointed woman of God clothed in virtue and integrity. She is a mentor to the women of New Bethel and the E.C. Cannon Memorial District. She serves as the president of the Annual Women of Destiny Conference for New Bethel Church of God in Christ. She serves as Vice President of the executive cabinet under the leadership of Mother Harrizene Keyes, supervisor of the Women’s Department for the Greater North Carolina Jurisdiction. She also serves as the president of the Jurisdictional Elders and Ministers Wives Circle.
Lady Doris Murphy is a living example of the Proverbs 31 woman. She desires to see the same virtues drawn from every woman she meets. Missionary Murphy encourages women to seek God concerning their spiritual gifts. She often states, “You will never know the magnitude of God’s gifts until you use it!”