Reverend Doctor James T. Murphy, Jr.

Pastor-Murphy_322x471Dr. Murphy is a native of Alexandria, Virginia and a graduate of its public school system. After becoming a Christian in April of 1976, he acknowledged his calling into the gospel ministry in 1982. After being licensed to preach in 1982, ordained in 1983, he began and continues his journey of academic preparation for the gospel ministry. His credentials are the following:

   Bachelor of Theology, International Bible Seminary
   Master of Arts, Trinity Theological Seminary
   Master of Divinity, Liberty Baptist Theological Seminary
   Master of Theology, Liberty Baptist Theological Seminary
   Doctor of Philosophy, Graduate Theological Foundation/Oxford University
   Doctor of Ministry, The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary
   Doctor of Ministry – Candidate, Colgate Rochester Crozer Divinity School

The ministry has provided Dr. Murphy the opportunity to serve in various capacities including associate minister at Third Baptist Church in Alexandria; Cedar Grove Baptist Church of Roxboro, NC; First Mount Zion Baptist Church of Dumfries, Va; Pastor of the River Zion Baptist Church of Blanch, North Carolina; and Vice Moderator of the Cedar Grove Baptist Association. Presently, Dr. Murphy serves as Pastor of Greater Little Zion Baptist Church in Fairfax, VA, since 1999.  He is married to the former Barbara Ann Thorpe and they are the proud parents of two children, LaTasha Monique and Ethan Lamar.