Name: Chris Murphy
Title: Director of Media Ministries
Education/Experience: Teen Mania’s Honor Academy, Rhema’s Pastoral Certification, Associates Degree
caStaff since: 2012
Hobbies/Interests: Music, computers, photography
Favorite color: “Red… no yellow! Ahhhh!!!”
Interesting fact: “I’m a missions addict. I need a fix at least once a year, and I don’t apologize for it! You’re never more fulfilled until you work to fulfill the Great Commission.”
Tell us a little about yourself:
“I first came to Christian Assembly with my parents when I was nine. We started to really get involved with various ministries within a few years, and it wasn’t until my debut role as ‘Jonah’ at the age of 14 in No Compromise – 1997 – that I found my creative niche in ministry. After high school I went off to study at Teen Mania’s Honor Academy, then Rhema Bible Training Center. I met my beautiful wife, Michaela, at Rhema and we’ve been married for eleven years now. [We now have two little boys, Bechor and _____.] With Michaela’s help, I completed my associates degree, and in recent years, we’ve been preparing for full-time ministry. Upon returning home from Rhema, we began volunteering with teaching the youth at Christian Assembly. Later on, we began helping Tami with duplication, podcasting, and worship.
“It has been such a blessing to be a formal part of this ministry, and we are so thankful for the opportunity. We continue to seek God for His direction for our future as we are privileged to serve here at Christian Assembly.”
What’s your vision for your department?
“It’s easy to be entertained these days. So much of this generation’s culture (especially here in the U.S.) is based around what entertains. Just go to Youtube and search your favorite subject. Watch all the videos pertaining to that subject, and I’ll see you in a few months when you’ve finished. With TV and the internet buzzing with media of all sorts (for better or worse), what can the church do to compete?
“My vision for the Media Department of Christian Assembly isn’t to entertain, but to represent the Gospel of Jesus Christ in a practical and relevant manner. Whether it’s tapping into Pastor Bill’s teaching ministry and broadcasting it to the whole world (click here!), or writing humorous skits that carry some beneficial message, I’d like to see more of the creative gifts of those in our local congregation used to minister to our local community and to the lost and dying world.”