Pastor Murphy was born and raised in Baton Rouge. He and his wife, Paula, began their ministry in 1984, as full time evangelists for 3 1/2 years, ministering in 26 states. In 1987, they started a new church plant in Youngstown, Ohio, and ministered there for 6 years. In 1993, they came back to Louisiana to a small congregation of 12 people in the city of Baker...Grace Church. After outgrowing the property and facilities, Grace Church was blessed to move to a beautiful facility in the city of Central in 2009.