About Our Bishop
Bishop Levi S. Murray is the Pastor and visionary of Jobe’s Chapel Missionary Baptist Church in Swan Quarter, NC. He is anointed and appointed for this season. Bishop Levi S. Murray was born July 14, 1968 in Belhaven NC to Minnie C. Murray and the late Thomas F. Murray. He grew up in Swan Quarter, North Carolina. He is the youngest of eleven children.
He was educated in the Hyde County Public School System and graduated from Mattamuskeet High School in 1986. He also attended Elizabeth City State University. At an early age he joined Mt. Pilgrim Baptist Church in Slocum, N.C.
At the age of 26 he accepted Christ as his personal Lord and Savior. He later became a member of Joe’s Branch Free Will Baptist Church in Vanceboro, N.C. It was there that he was trained and began his spiritual development under the Leadership of the late Reverend Julius Randolph and Bishop Allan L. Smith. As a member of Joe’s Branch Church, he served in the following ministries-, member of the Down East Christian Organization, President of the YPCL, Trustee, Collector in the Old Original FWB Conference, Drummer, Deacon, Chairperson of the Trustee Board and Associate Minister.
Bishop Murray resides in Greenville, N.C. He is the husband of one wife, Shelia H. Murray of Greenville, NC. They were joined in matrimony on November 27, 1993. She is a committed and dedicated partner who faithfully supports his work in the ministry. She stands beside him and serves in the ministry as the help meet that God has ordained her to be. In this union, God blessed them with one child Kiera L. Murray who is beautiful inside and out and helps support her Dad in the ministry by her faithful attendance, singing and playing the drums.
Bishop Murray worked for the National Spinning Co. and Caron International for 24 years as a Supervisor and Quality Control Manager. He is currently employed at PAS (Providing Appliances Solutions) as a Production Manager.
Bishop Murray graduated from Mattamuskeet High School in Swan quarter, NC then attended Elizabeth City State University. He also attended New Rising Sun Bible College and Greenville Christian College, where he received his Certificate in Christian Education. He is currently attending United for Christ Bible College where he will earn a degree in Biblical Studies and Pitt Community College where he will also earn a degree in Industrial Management Technology in the fall of 2018
After receiving the call to the gospel ministry he accepted his call to preach God’s word and preached his initial sermon in July 2003. In 2005 he was called to Pastor at Jobe’s Chapel Missionary Baptist Church in his home town of Swan quarter, NC. On May 26, 2013, Bishop Murray was consecrated as Bishop and Chief overseer of Jobe’s Chapel Missionary Baptist Church under Bishop Henry Brown of the Mt. Calvary Free Will Baptist Church Inc. in Greenville, NC. Bishop Murray is also the overseer of Snow Hill Missionary Baptist Church in Fairfield, NC. He is a member of the Kingdom Empowerment Fellowship of Covenant Pastors in Greenville, NC. He also served as the Chairperson of the Hyde County Ministerial Council for Education and continues to serve. He is the Founder of United for Christ Convocation of Eastern Carolina and Founder and President of the United for Christ Bible College in Swan Quarter, NC. He established a ministry called the CIA (Christains In Action) also the night of Elegance and Awards, which is geared towards helping raise money to assist residence in the community and to recognize distinguished Christians at the same time.
His greatest mentor was his father, the late Thomas Franklin Murray. Through it all, Bishop Murray acknowledges that if it had not been for the LORD who was on his side, none of this would have been possible and bases the success of the ministry upon Psalm 1: Blessed is the man that walketh not in the counsel of the ungodly, nor standeth in the way of sinners, nor sitteth in the seat of the scornful.
2 But his delight is in the law of the Lord; and in his law doth he meditate day and night.
3 And he shall be like a tree planted by the rivers of water, that bringeth forth his fruit in his season; his leaf also shall not wither; and whatsoever he doeth shall prosper.