Apostle Terrell L. Murphy
Terrell L. Murphy brings more than 25 years of corporate, community and
ministry experience to his role as Senior Pastor of the Life Center
Murphy was licensed to minister under the leadership of Bishop Eddie L. Long at
New Birth Missionary Baptist church in Lithonia, GA on August 28, 1994 and
ordained as an Elder on February 4, 1996. While there Bishop Murphy served
faithfully as a son in many capacities and undergirded the vision of the
March 2003, New Birth-Charlotte was planted in Huntersville, NC by Bishop Long
as the first church plant for New Birth outside of the state of Georgia. In 2009 New Birth-Charlotte completed its new
and current worship center. The church
was considered to be the county’s largest church project in recent years (a $20
million 85,000 sq. ft facility) that has now grown to be a thriving, cutting
edge apostolic and prophetic ministry.
Murphy sees Life Center International as a continued place of manifested love
with cutting edge, transforming ministry. Life Center International is a
congregation progressing in a mature understanding of the Kingdom of God, as
evidenced by walking out kingdom principles daily and having significant
influence in the metro-Charlotte area as it relates to the 7-mountains. Life
Center International focuses greatly on being a relational ministry, building
& strengthening family, shaping and building the character of our youth,
and being a developer of leadership within the ministry and marketplace.
Murphy is a true Apostle, called as a reformer in the body of Christ. His
compassion is to see the Kingdom order of God restored back to its original
purpose in the earth. This, he believes, shall come to pass through the
administration of five-fold ministry.
his great love and compassion for the inner city of Charlotte in 2006 Bishop
Murphy established City Dive, Inc., a 501(c)(3) organization designed to
promote initiatives supporting its mission to engage, equip, and empower
families to radically transform and sustain their lives and communities. He
also serves as its current President & CEO. Out of that love and compassion
he saw a greater need to touch the lives of the people in a more consistent way
and on March 10, 2012 City Dive Outreach Center was planted on the West Side of
Charlotte as Life Center International’s first inner city church plant.
Bishop Murphy is a native of Granite Falls,
North Carolina and a graduate of Appalachian State University where he received
his Bachelors of Science Degree in Communications. He is a devoted husband of
25 years to Susan Murphy. Together they are the proud parents of two sons,
Samuel and Jonathan.