Michael Murphy

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I am happily married to my wife Tami for over 30 years. She works as FBC Children's Minister. We have three wonderful children- Megan (her husband - Josh), Morgan (her husband - David), and Micah (his wife -Lauren).

I was saved at eleven years of age through a bus ministry at Cross Road Baptist Church in Lufkin, Texas. At age 18, I surrendered my life to the Gospel Ministry and began to share God's Word. I earned a Bachelor in Christian Ministry from ETBU in Marshall, Texas in 1984. I then attended Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Fort Worth, Texas. After one year of study, I took a full-time pastorate and never returned to finish my Master's degree.

I have pastored Mt. Carmel Baptist Church in Lufkin, Texas, First Baptist Church in Ore City, Texas, Parkview Baptist Church in Lufkin, Texas, and finally we moved here to Smithville at First Baptist Church in August 2004.



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Children's Director

Tami Murphy

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Tami and Pastor Mike have been married for 30 years.  While Tami is the pastor's wife, she also serves as the Children's Director.  Tami has a degree from East Texas Baptist University.  She and Michael have three adult children - Megan, Morgan, and Micah.  

Tami is very creative, and uses things like crafts, songs, and activities to help our kids learn more about Jesus.  

  October 2020  
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