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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 38 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 an Executive Assistant and Chief Financial Officer to Bishop LeRoy Jackson Woolard of the Greater NC Jurisdiction. He also 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 until 2018; he continues to serve as a member 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 Remunerations 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 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.