DR. PAUL MURRAY
Religious Freedom And Human Rights Advocate
| Pastor | Servant Leader
An anointed minister of the Gospel, Dr. Murray passionately preaches and ministers beyond church walls at revivals and conferences. In addition to his pastoral roles, he’s an acclaimed author and a global Christian evangelist. Renowned for his profound expertise in advocating for religious freedom and human rights, Dr. Murray’s compelling voice resonates internationally. He addresses the pressing challenges hindering many from freely expressing their faith or beliefs with divine conviction.
At the heart of my ministry is serving believers and helping seekers. Whether ministering within churches or in my role advocating on behalf of the persecuted, oppressed, and murdered for their faith around the world, lies the deeply embedded principle of servant leadership.
This ethos, “A Call to Servant Leadership”, is not just a tagline but a guiding compass for every endeavor I embark upon. Servant leadership, as demonstrated by Christ Himself, propels us to lead by serving others. This model of leadership is revolutionary in its humility, love, and compassion. It is not about elevating oneself but about elevating those around us. Christ exemplified this when He washed the feet of His disciples, teaching us that the greatest among us shall be our servant.
In line with the teachings of Christ, servant leadership is anchored in the following principles:
- Putting Others First: Just as Christ laid down His life for humanity, a servant leader prioritizes the needs of others.
- Listening Actively: It’s not only about speaking the Word but also hearing the cries, joys, and needs of the people.
- Empathy: Christ felt the pain of His people and wept for them. Similarly, understanding and sharing the feelings of another is integral to servant leadership.
- Stewardship: Just as Christ entrusted us with His gospel, we are stewards of the gifts and resources entrusted to us.
- Building Community: Christ built His church on the foundation of love, unity, and fellowship, emphasizing the importance of community.
My ministry’s primary areas of engagement embody these principles. With a firm commitment to international human rights and religious freedom advocacy, I strive to be the voice of the voiceless. Religious persecution and oppression touch the very core of our faith, and I’ve dedicated myself as I have traveled around the world ensuring that people, irrespective of where they are, can practice their faith freely and without fear. In the U.S., I have been fervently engaged in fortifying religious liberty protections in the public square.
As a pastor, evangelist, and speaker, I’ve been blessed with the opportunity to spread the word of God at church services, conferences, conventions, and special convenings worldwide. Every sermon, every word, and every prayer is a testament to the power of servant leadership.
My journey as an educator and writer has been about sharing this knowledge and my experiences with the next generation and with fellow believers. As an award-winning author, I have written from a place of failure and the power of redemption. Featured in magazines and a regular writer in periodicals and online, my articles on servant leadership, church ministries, global and national issues impacting believers, along with other relevant subjects are meant to inspire, enlighten, educate, and empower those in their spiritual journey.
To sum it up, servant leadership is not just a leadership style; it’s a way of life, a call to embody the teachings of Christ in every action. Through my ministry, I hope to inspire others to embrace this call and lead a life of service.
“The goal of many leaders is to get people to think more highly of the leader. The goal of a great leader is to help people to think more highly of themselves.”
– J. Carla Nortcutt
Take the first step in faith. You don't have to see the whole staircase, just take the first step.” .
– Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
“Being a Christian is more than just an instantaneous conversion - it is a daily process whereby you grow to be more and more like Christ.”
– Rev. Billy Graham
"If you think your religion requires discrimination, you're probably misreading your faith."
– Rev. Dr. Dashanne Stokes
“The servant-leader is servant first. It begins with the natural feeling that one wants to serve, to serve first. Then conscious choice brings one to aspire to lead.”
― Robert K. Greenleaf
“Not so with you. Instead, whoever wants to become great among you must be your servant, and whoever wants to be first must be your slave- just as the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give his life as a ransom for many.”
― Matthew 20:26-28