Born: 10/28/54, Camp Gordon, GA (Army base)
Married: 1977 to the late Pamela Warner Murray,
2010 to Delores McKnight Murray
Children: Daughters Anna, Ann, Darlene and Sons James, III, Frankie
Grands: 7 Great-Grands: 7
Dogs: Roxie, Charlie
Church: Bible Deliverance Temple, INC.
Corporate Secretary, Corporate Treasurer, Choir Leader, Adult Teacher, Youth Counselor, Board of Directors, Minister of Education, Drama.
Ministerial Credentials: Ordained, April 1, 2015
Master of Arts (Christian Education) March 19, 1995
Logos Graduate School
Bachelor of Christian Education June 20, 1993
Logos Bible College
Augusta Tech August 15, 1974
High School Diploma May 31, 1972
Academy of Richmond County
Watchmen Broadcasting WBPI 49 – North Augusta, SC
Dates Employed Aug 2014 – Jul 2017
Partner Coordinator, News Commentator, Host/Producer of CSRA Update
Coordinate communications with the partners & other donors. Process all incoming donations & sales for record keeping. Oversee the bookstore sales & the Reception Desk operations. News commentary during Club 36 daily show. Host/Producer of CSRA Update; a 30-minute weekly event calendar show. Assist the President/CEO.
Richmond County School System – Augusta, GA
Dates Employed October 2012 – July 2014
For a year & a half I was substituting on a part-time basis for the Richmond County School System at Tutt Middle School & Westside High School.
Georgia Health Sciences University - Augusta, GA
(Formerly the Medical College of Georgia)
Dates Employed July 1981 – October 2012
Public Safety Division - Emergency Management Coordinator
Coordinator of the GHSU Emergency Operations Plan & Emergency Management Office. Coordinator of the “GHSU Alert” mass notification system for 11,000+ staff & students. Monitoring the weather and community activities that may impact the university.
Public Safety Division/Environmental Health & Safety - Fire Safety Manager
Performed every duty within the Fire Safety Office responsibilities. Coordinated required services and implemented continuous improvement for all areas of MCG. Served on numerous committees and emergency management/disaster teams. Managed all functions of fire safety & the EH&S web site. Originator & Coordinator of the Fire Safety Office WORKS database documentation program.
Originator & Coordinator of the GHSU State Fire Marshal/Life Safety Commission. Originator of the annual room-to-room fire safety assessment process with an average 80% correction rate. Taught 40-60 adults for New Employee Orientation for 12 years, every other Monday. Taught annual refresher classes for 7,000 + staff & students regarding fire safety. Charter Member of the GHSU Employee Advisory Staff Council. Ex-officio Member of the Campus Safety Committee (20 years). GHSU Summer Youth Enrichment Program. GHSU Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Program. Public Safety Division’s Safety Employee of the Year: 1983, 1984, 1987, 1989, 1990. Received Public Safety Division’s highest award, the Medal of Honor, 1988. Known as a “get the job done” manager with a customer service philosophy.
Elected to the Fifth Ward (Harrisburg) of the Augusta City Council-1983.
Awarded the Lieutenant Colonel, Aide de Camp, Governor’s Staff
Appointed to the 7th District seat on the Augusta-Richmond County Human Relations Commission. Elected twice as Chairman.
Appointed to the State Legislative Delegation seat on the Augusta Port Authority.
Harrisburg/Westend Neighborhood Association.
National Hills Neighborhood Association. Past President
Co-Founder of Christian Harmony, a gospel music ministry.
Co-Founder of the CRSA Southern Gospel Music Organization. Past President
Past member of The Kingdom Heirs Revival, a gospel music ministry.
Past member of The Brazells, a gospel music ministry.
PAST PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS
National Fire Protection Association
International Code Council
National Safety Council
Certificates and commendations are available upon request.
“Out of the abundance of the heart the mouth speaks.”
Sr. Pastor Murray & Wife, Delores McKnight Murray
I was raised in GEORGIA! Where humidity rules. "Y'all" is a plural pronoun & proper grammar. Sweet tea is the preferred beverage. Everyone is sugar or darling & someone is always getting their heart blessed. AND I'm proud of it!