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MIN. TAQUAN MURRAY
Pastor Taquan Murray is a native of Brooklyn, New York where he has lived all his life until graduating from Martin Luther King Jr. High School in 2002. Pastor Murray has always known there was a calling on his life. He decided to give his life completely to God at the age of 15 and has been working for the Lord ever since. He then attended South Carolina State University where he graduated with a Bachelor of Social Work. While at SC State he served as the director for the gospel choir. He then continued his education at Liberty University, Lynchburg VA and graduated with a Masters of Arts Human Services: Executive Leadership. Pastor Murray is perusing his Doctorate of Theology at Andersonville Seminary. Pastor Murray is a very active member of Alpha Phi Alpha fraternity and Phi Mu Alpha fraternity. He is a proud adoptive parent of his brother and sister and father of two beautiful daughters. Pastor Murray was Ordained twice the first time under the Apostolic faith at Gospel Temple of Deliverance in Orangeburg SC in February 2012 and May 2014 at Kemp Grove Missionary Baptist Church in Sylvania, Ga under his grandfather Pastor Rev. Willie C. Scott. He serves as the associate Pastor of Kemp Grove MBC. In January 2015 Rev. Murray was called to fill in for St. Mary’s Baptist church in Girard Ga, as they started their search for a leader. In May 2015 St. Mary’s BC asked Rev Murray to serve as interim Pastor and he accepted.
Pastor Murray was installed February 28, 2016. Since Pastor Murray’s inception at St. Mary’s Baptist church he has baptized over 15 people and more than 30 people have giving their life to God. The active membership of the church has gone from about twenty-five to almost one hundred. God has giving Pastor Murray a vision to serve, lead, teach and transform nations. Pastor Murray started his music journey at the very young age of 5. Pastor Murray has sung background for many gospel artist, as a student at South Carolina State University. Pastor Murray even sung with an R&B group he created in the Bronx with his closest friends. Pastor released his first single in May 2015 entitled After while. Pastor Murray is excited to share his ministry of song, preaching and teaching with the world as he is currently working on is full album which should be released by the summer of 2018. Pastor Murray is a firm believer in Jeremiah 29:11 “for I know the plans I have for you,’ Declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.’
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