Dr. James G. Murray, Jr. is our teaching pastor. He provides oversight over our evangelism ministry. He holds a doctor of philosophy degree from Walden University and a Bachelor and Master degree from the University of Maryland and Cairn University respectively. His seminary training was accomplished at Biblical Theological Seminary and Cairn University. His research interests include ancient languages, systematic theology, learning theory and virtual learning environments.

As a seasoned educator, instructional technologist, and author, Pastor James has written numerous articles and is the author of our Cultivation Discipleship Series. Our Cultivation Discipleship Series consists of 40 lessons subdivided into four courses. 

Pastor James lives in Philadelphia with his wife, Marilyn, one daughter, Imani, and a son, James, III.

His life verse is Psalm 1: 1-3:

Blessed is the man who walks not in the counsel of the ungodly, nor stands in the path of sinners, nor sits in the seat of the scornful; but his delight is in the law of the LORD, and in His law he meditates day and night. He shall be like a tree planted by the rivers of water, that brings forth its fruit in its season, whose leaf also shall not wither; and whatever he does shall prosper.