Pastor Jim Murphy

Head Pastor


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 more than 35 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. 

Pastor Andrew Gable

Associate Pastor of Family Ministries