Pastor Jim Murphy is the Head Pastor at First Baptist Church of Johnson City, NY, where he has served since 2001. His education includes earning a Diploma of Theology from Practical Bible College (Davis College, Binghamton, NY), a Bachelor of Science in Church Ministry and a Master of Arts in Counseling from Liberty University (Lynchburg, VA). Pastor Jim has also earned a Master of Arts Degree in Biblical Apologetics from Baptist Bible Seminary (Clarks Summit, PA) and is currently pursuing a doctorate in Applied Apologetics through Southern Baptist Theological Seminary (Louisville, KY).
Pastor Jim has been in vocational ministry for 40 years, serving as Youth Pastor/Bible Instructor at Ross Corners Baptist Church and Christian Academy (Vestal, NY), Senior Pastor/School Administrator at Tioga Center Baptist Church (Tioga Center, NY), Youth Pastor at Calvary Baptist Tabernacle (Vestal, NY), and Vice-President for Student Development & Director of Counseling Services at Practical Bible College (Davis College, Binghamton, NY). He has been a guest lecturer/speaker at countless churches, conferences, camps, educational venues, as well as maintaining a private biblical counseling practice throughout his years of ministry.
Pastor Jim and Lorrie Murphy have been married since 1981 and have two adult children, Joshua and Jocelyn.