Minister Kendrick Murray served in an organization as local minister and teacher for about twelve years. Unreconcilable differences and unresolved biblical disagreements led to Minister Murray’s resignation and disaffiliation with that organization.
After leaving the organization in 2005, Minister Murray and approximately twenty likeminded Believers began having Bible Study in Minister Murray’s home. After a period of time, Minister Murray became tired, and burned out, he stopped ministering for about 5 months. As time passed, God pricked Minister Murray’s heart through an Elder. The Elder reminded him of how God was blessing him, his family, his business, and all he set his hands to do. The Elder communicated to Minister Murray that he was refusing to look after a few of God’s sheep.
After much prayer, meditation and direction from the Lord, Minister Murray resumed teaching at the Holiday Inn Conference Center on Hwy 90. Service was held there for a few months. In 2006, a storefront building on Springhill Avenue was rented, there we worshipped for approximately 3 years.
The Lord continued to deal with Minister Murray before he yielded to the call of God for the next phase of ministry he was chosen to lead. God began to show Minister Murray all the blessings He had bestowed upon him, both spiritually and naturally. How could he refuse the calling of God, teaching the people of God, and ordination? After accepting the call, Pastor Murray was ordained Elder February 22, 2009. After the ordination of Elder Murray, The Church of Our Lord Jesus Christ of the Apostles’ Doctrine (Mobile, AL) had its humble beginnings and Elder Murray became pastor. God began to stir up the gift that was in him and began to reveal that Jesus is the Son of God and he is alive! The knowledge and wisdom of the scriptures increased and accompanied the anointing on Pastor Murray’s life.
As the Lord continued to bless the ministry and membership grew, the Lord blessed the young, growing congregation to purchase a building and property located at 2764 Mauvilla Drive where the church continued to flourish for 6 years. There, the Lord moved mightily, souls were baptized, many souls received the Holy Ghost, and the ministry continued to grow and prospered. Eventually, we outgrew this building and purchased property to build.
During this process, Pastor Murray prayed asking God to give us a building as soon as possible, there was not time to go through the building process. The Lord allowed Pastor Murray to find a vacant college online on Pleasant Valley Road. He drove to the location one rainy evening. In the rain, he began to walk around the building praying, asking God to give us this facility. A police officer was parked on the property, he stayed in his car and watched as Pastor Murray continued to walk and pray around and around the facility. In April 2015, the Lord answered his prayer!
The Lord allowed the church to acquire the 7,500+ square feet property located at 3550 Pleasant Valley Road, Mobile, AL. With the vision of our pastor, and the people of God with a mind to work, this facility was transformed and renovated to a beautiful, spacious, temple with room to grow. A few years later, Pastor Murray saw the need for a space for our youth. A fully functional 2500 SF youth facility was added for our youth to enjoy.
God has tremendously blessed this ministry with multiple auxiliaries, out-reach ministries, and departments as well as a national and international outreach television broadcast Son of God Lives with Pastor Kendrick Murray, as well as a national and international broadcast. Our transportation ministry has been blessed with a state-of-the art customized bus to transport the saints across the country on the many road trips as well as vans to transport those in need of transportation to and from the temple.
Under the thriving ministry of Pastor Murray, many souls locally, nationally, and internationally have been blessed by the preaching of the gospel of Jesus Christ. Many have been baptized in the name of Jesus Christ, by a Believer in the Son of God, and many have received the precious gift of the Holy Ghost. We receive many testimonials and countless emails and calls of how the message, Jesus Christ is the Son of God, and he is alive has transformed their lives and how being affiliated with this ministry has brought them liberty and a deeper knowledge of the scriptures. As we are taught, we “Believe what we read, chapter and verse!”
The work is growing exponentially at a rapid pace here, across the country, and internationally. We are excited to see how the ministry continues to grow, and flourish. We look forward to dedicating additional temples across the country and internationally, God willing.
We are humbled by the grace and favor of God that has been bestowed upon us. We can truly say, this is the Lord’s doing and it is marvelous in our sight! To God be all the glory.