Compassionate Ministry Lives On Through Gift of Dr. Randolph Murphy 1914-2015

Randy Murphy, a true southern gentleman, was a long-time member of our church. As it is written in the Beatitudes, he reached out and gave to the poor in spirit, those who mourn, the meek, those who hunger and thirst, the merciful, the pure in heart, the peacemakers, those who are persecuted for righteousness’ sake.

He moved through the world in his unpretentious, tender way, blessing others, believing in God’s blessing, perhaps especially for the poor, the mourners, the hungry.  A friend said of him, “His kindness was the key to his longevity.”

Randy was one of our church’s first Stephen Ministers, a passion he shared with his beloved wife, Jewell.  Randy was particularly suited for this ministry.  

We are thankful for this loving, steadfast, quiet, endearing man who made the decision to include our church in his estate plans.  Because of his loving and faithful decision to give to our church’s endowment fund through his estate, his passion for our church’s ministries will be able to live on, through the work of our church, in the lives of God’s people for many years after his lifetime.  

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