First Baptist Church Of James Island 2016 Women’s Conference
During the "You Can Have All of Me" Conference, you will learn about the importance of women in the Bible and the amazing gifts that God has given women all over the earth. The purpose of this event Conference is to encourage women of all ages and ethnicities to connect with a community of women that gets what you’re going through, while fellowshipping with the God who loves you more than you know. The goal of this year’s conference is to see women transformed by the working of the Holy Spirit. During these 3 days, we will share fellowship time with each other as we learn from AMAZING speakers, Myesha Chaney, Joanne Ellison, and Leondra Stoney.
This year’s theme focuses on scripture taken from John 4:1-30. Scripture tells of the unexpected encounter the Samaritan woman had with Jesus at the well. This poverty stricken Samaritan woman with issues, comes to the well to get water and meets Jesus, the Messiah, who speaks to her about spiritual things. This Samaritan woman, with all of her imperfections, gave herself to Jesus to receive the gift of the spiritual living water he offered to her with compassion, believing her life would never be the same again. In essence, she was saying, "You Can Have All of Me, because no one can satisfy this emptiness I feel." She was saying "I have tried everything, now I want to try You Jesus." Jesus met this Samaritan woman on the level where she was in her life mentally, physically, emotionally, financially, socially, and spiritually, which is the same way He meets each of us.
We are incredibly grateful to our Pastor, Rev. Charley Murray, Jr., our church and our community for the privilege to host these ladies as they share their incredible message.
We have a limited amount of seating and we are sure that this event will sell out, so we encourage anyone who may be interested in attending this event to register EARLY. And we hope to see you there!
Pastor and First Lady Murray
Reverend Charlie Murray, Jr. – Pastor, husband, father, Minister of Music, and entrepreneur. Rev. Murray is the newly appointed pastor of First Baptist Church of James Island, where he teaches and preaches the word of God with such simplicity men and women alike discover their purpose, passion and are equipped to live a balanced, productive and prosperous life. Since becoming pastor, there has been much growth because of his compassion to serve others.
Rev. Murray attended Gupton-Jones College of Funeral Service in Atlanta, Georgia where he successfully attained his degree and passed his licensure for the National Board of Funeral Director and Embalmer.
Reverend Murray’s compassion to serve others in their time of bereavement initiated him and his sister, Chardale, to establish Murray’s Mortuary of North Charleston, SC. In May of 2004, Reverend Murray and his sister became the youngest funeral service entrepreneurs in the state of South Carolina. In 2007, his business received recognition from The South Carolina House of Representatives.
Rev. Murray accepted the call to the ministry and earned a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Religious Education and a Master’s Degree of Divinity.
In August 2008, Charlie was licensed to preach at Royal Missionary Baptist Church of North Charleston, SC and ordained in February 2015 under the spiritual guidance of Pastor Isaac J. Holt, Jr.
Reverend Murray is a resident of Hollywood, SC. He is married to Tycely Murray and is the proud father of three children.
At an early age, Reverend Murray developed a passion for music and served as a musician for various local churches. On Sunday, December 7, 2014, Reverend Charlie Murray was elected to be the tenth pastor of First Baptist Church of James Island.
Currently he serves:
- National Funeral Directors Association (NFDA)
- Sunsetter Lodge #1515 Order of Elks
- National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP)
- Charleston Baptist Ministerial Alliance
- Boaz Lodge #309 PHA
- Charleston County Baptist Association
- Old Ashley Baptist Association
- Free and Accepted Masons (F&AM)