MEET OUR STAFF
Maranatha Life is the ministry of the Lord, Jesus Christ, through Richard & Deborah Murphy.
Rich & Deborah Murphy
Rich & Deborah are licensed and ordained through Vernon Holloway Ministries in Cherryvale, KS. Vernon and his wife also act as the spiritual covering for Rich & Deborah, and provide a means for them to stay accountable to others in the Body of Christ.
Rich is Jewish by birth, and has been saved since 1974, in high school. Before entering into ministry, Rich was a manufacturing engineer for fifteen years. This may not sound like preparation for ministry, but it was through this time as an engineer that the Holy Spirit taught Rich to be analytical in his study of the Bible. It was also where Rich learned how to write clearly and concisely, an ability that has made possible their 40 books, and over 450 page web site.
Deborah was saved in 1984, shortly before she met Rich. Her background is as a linguist and foreign language teacher. She left teaching after marrying Rich in order to be a stay-at-home mom and home school their children. That doesn't mean that she gave up teaching though; Deborah regularly holds conferences for women.
God called both Rich & Deborah into the ministry as small children. At five years old, they both felt the Lord's calling, specifically to the missions field. They anxiously awaited the time when God would allow them to step out in the area of ministry He had called them to.
When Rich & Deborah started in the ministry, they were on staff for a church in upstate New York. From there they went on the road full-time with their children in their motorhome; literally following the leading of the Holy Spirit and depending upon Him to open doors for them to minister.
After three years of following the Holy Spirit around the United States,
God opened the doors for the Murphys to begin ministering in Mexico. In the
three and a half years of work in Mexico, God has continued to grow the ministry
to include many exciting areas:
In addition to these international ministry works, the Murphys also minister
within the United States in these areas:
Touching Hearts, Changing Lives, Impacting the World, Preparing the Bride of Christ
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