Our Pastor

Bishop Tommie Allen Murphy was born and reared in Spartanburg, South Carolina. He is the seventh of nine children born to the late Mr. James H. & Mrs. Mary A. Murphy. He was educated in the Public Schools of Asheville, NC. Bishop 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 33 years Lady Doris D. Murphy. They have two beautiful daughters, Trevira Nicole and Ericka Lenae Murphy.
Bishop Murphy serves as the Superintendent of the E.C. Cannon Memorial District and is the Second Executive Administrative Assistant to Bishop LeRoy Jackson Woolard of the Greater NC Jurisdiction.  He also serves as Vice President of the Board of Directors for All Saints Bible College, headquartered in Memphis, Tennessee and serves as a member on General Assembly Sub-Committee for Remuneration for the Churches of God in Christ, Incorporated under the committee leadership of Dr. Frederick Jenkins.
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 Bishop 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.