Byron L. Murray
Pastor Murray was first called by God to be a minister in December of 2000 as a member of the Brookhollow Baptist Church. There he and his wife Marcella sat under the anointed and inspirational teaching of Pastor Ralph West. To stretch and grow in his newly discovered gift, he taught foundational classes for new members and participated in the Kyrgma ministry; a ministry designed for the preparation and training of preachers.
In January of 2004, God began to birth in Pastor Murray the vision to plant the Fellowship of Purpose Church. The vision has given Pastor Murray and Sister Marcella a passion to see God’s people live according to God’s purpose for their lives and to understand that their commitment to Christ must extend beyond Sunday morning service. It should spill over into every aspect of life, including our careers, leisure activities, and relationships. God has challenged Byron and Marcella to use the Fellowship of Purpose Church as the platform in which to teach others that Christianity is not something we do, but who we are.
Pastor Murray holds a Master of Pastoral Theology from the Anersonville Theological Seminary. His teaching style is practical, encouraging and grounded in biblical truth. He explains scripture in a transparent way and challenges listeners to be doers of the Word and not hearers only. Pastor Murray and Marcella both have a strong desire to minister to those who do not yet have a personal relationship with Jesus Christ and those who are not living in their God-given purpose. They envision the Fellowship of Purpose Church as a place where people come to realize and appreciate that purpose begins and ends with God. They have three beautiful daughters: Brittani, Gabrielle, and Bethany Grace.
First Lady | Women of Destiny
Marcella Murray is an anointed teacher of the Word of God who uses her gifts and calling to glorify God and edify the Body of Christ. She is the wife of Byron Murray, Pastor and Founder of the Fellowship of Purpose Church in Channelview, TX. She is a firm believer that all Christians have been gifted in unique capacities to serve God and his Church, and therefore she uses her role as 'First Lady’ to encourage and inspire believers to discover their own unique and God-given passions in life.
As for her passion, Mrs. Murray greatly desires to see women of all ages be made whole and set free from spiritual and emotional bondages. Mrs. Murray finds inspiration for her calling in Isaiah 43:18-19: "Do not remember the former things, or consider the things of old. I am about to do a new thing; now it springs forth, do you not perceive it? I will make a way in the wilderness and rivers in the desert." These verses remind Mrs. Murray that we serve a God of immense compassion and forgiveness, who desires to redeem and restore His beloved children, despite our pasts and our failures.
Mrs. Murray leads the Women of Destiny Women’s Ministry at the Fellowship of Purpose Church and has developed and taught the popular 'Purpose 101’ Sunday School curriculum series as well as other courses and seminars taught at the Church.
Marcella Murray is a native Houstonian. She received her Bachelor’s Degree from the University of Houston and has received professional degrees from both the University Of Texas School Of Law in Austin, Texas and Our Lady of the Lake University. The Murray’s have been blessed with three beautiful daughters: Brittani, Gabrielle, and Bethany Grace.