Reverend Philip L. Murray, Pastor of Administration


Reverend Phillip L. Murray accepted the Lord Jesus Christ as his personal savior at age 11 and has been guided by the Holy Spirit throughout his spiritual journey. Rev. Murray and his wife Christine joined Bethany Baptist Church in July of 1996.  He became active in the Faith Fellowship Choir as a member and served as Vice President of the choir from January 2000 to December 2005. He was asked to serve as a Trustee of the Church in December 1999 until his call to the ministry in September of 2004.  On May 10, 2005, Reverend Murray received his license to preach under the leadership of Pastor Curtis D. Morris of the Bethany Baptist Church, Chester, Pennsylvania.  On Saturday, June 10, 2007, Reverend Murray completed his ordination examination given by the New Hope Baptist Association under the leadership of Reverend Dr. Baynard S. Taylor and was ordained on Sunday, June 11, 2007, as a minister of the Gospel.
Reverend Murray currently serves as: Pastor of Administration, the facilitator of the men’s discipleship class and alternates as a teacher of the Wednesday Night Bible Study with the Senior Pastor.
Pastor Murray resides in Newark, Delaware, and has three brothers of which one is his paternal twin.  He was educated in the Philadelphia and Chester Public School system and is a veteran of the United States Air Force (serving 24-years).  Pastor Murray is currently employed as the Loss Prevention/Environmental Health & Safety Manager for International Paper located in Thorofare, New Jersey.
Pastor Murray is married to Christine Kornegay of Chester, Pennsylvania; they are the proud parents of two young adults, Deacon Antony P. Murray (Yvette) and Valerie N. Cave (Sergil). They are the proud grandparents of Victoria Christine Cave
Reverend Murray exhibits a love for God’s people and this is shown through his love of teaching and mentoring and sharing what a difference God has made in his life. Reverend Murray favorite scripture is Philippians 4:13 I can do all things through Christ, which strengtheneth me.”