Rev. Charlie Murray, Jr.

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Rest. Restore. Renew. Replenish. Refuel.

"If you knew the gift of God...
He would have given you living water" John 4:10 (ESV)
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)

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Myesha Chaney

Myesha Chaney – wife, mother, songwriter, recording artist, television/radio personality, published author, motivational speaker, worship leader, and entrepreneur has never been a stranger to the balancing act of pursuing her divine purpose. Although Myesha’s roots are firmly planted in Southern California, her reach and impact has been felt worldwide. As a Long Beach native, Myesha serves as Women’s Pastor and First Lady to husband and Senior Pastor, Wayne Chaney, of the AntiochChurch of Long Beach.

Myesha’s relentless desire to touch and change lives has been at the core of her brand’s diaspora and the one commonality that connects the many facets of her growing empire. Her passion for ministry is at the heart and soul of the music she creates, the messages she delivers, and the leadership she exemplifies. From becoming a licensed and ordained minister, to being a successful recording artist and television/radio personality, her accomplishments are vast and her imprint, immeasurable.

With all of the impactful work that Myesha contributes to, her grounded and down-to-earth disposition keeps her dedicated to what matters most – her spiritual walk, her incredible marriage, and her devotion to family. Myesha and Wayne Chaney have three children; Wayne, Reign, and Cadence.

She has lent her voice to audiences as far reaching as Israel and New Zealand both in song and ministry. Myesha recently added published author to her repertoire as she recently published her first novel entitled, Hiding Behind the Lipstick. This book is inspired by one of her most gratifying projects to date – an empowerment event created to encourage women to take off the masks they show to the world and reveal their true selves. "We tell women to come out of hiding and be who they really are," she says. "The sessions create an opportunity to be vulnerable and these women fearlessly open up about their lives. It’s powerful. You cry for people you don’t know."

Today, Myesha can be seen and heard in homes across the country on Oxygen’s Preachers of LA and on a talk radio show with her husband, "Real Life with Wayne and Myesha Chaney."

Joanne Ellison

Founder of international nonprofit Drawing Near to God based in Mt. Pleasant, S.C., Joanne Ellison teaches women to make space for God so that God's presence keeps them from being overwhelmed with life.

Driven by a vision to motivate women to pursue a deeper relationship with God, Ellison founded Drawing Near to God in 2000 and has since reached tens of thousands of women through Christian radio, her weekly Bible study, speaking, books, CDs and DVDs. She is the author of over 20 Bible study guides, the popular 365-day Bible devotional, Drawing Near To God, and Sitting at His Feet and Tell Your Heart to Beat Again, both available in 2016.

Ellison is an engaging speaker, writer and Bible teacher. Her speaking style includes both vulnerability and humor and is rooted in her passion for the Bible.

She is a mother of three, grandmother of 11 and has been married for 43 years to Dr. Blount Ellison. Making her home in the Charleston area for most of her life, Ellison is a graduate of the College of Charleston and an active member of Saint Andrew’s Church, Mount Pleasant, SC.

Rev. Leondra Stoney

As an average teenager, Rev. Leondra Stoney had plans for her life but the plan of God superseded her plans. A native of Mt. Pleasant, SC and the daughter of Mrs. Margaret Stoney and the late Mr. Leonard Stoney, Rev. Leondra Stoney was reared in Olive Branch AME Church where she accepted Christ as her personal Savior at the age of 14.

Shortly after her conversion, Rev. Leondra Stoney transferred her membership to Ebenezer/Mt. Zion AME Church where she became the administrative assistant, the youngest in the history of the church. Rev. Stoney was very instrumental in reestablishing the congregation after it was impacted by Hurricane Hugo.

Rev. Leondra Stoney has completed several ministry projects which includes developing a comprehensive youth ministry program. Rev. Stoney also embraces her passion for youth in the education career field as a Communities In Schools Student Support Specialist.

Rev. Leondra Stoney holds a Bachelor of Sociology Degree from the College of Charleston and a Masters of Divinity from Erskine Theological Seminary. In September of 2004, Rev. Stoney yielded to the voice of God and accepted her call to ministry. She was ordained an Itinerate Elder in August of 2014.

Rev. Stoney was privileged with the opportunity to begin her pastoral ministry at St. James AME Church in the Mt. Pleasant District in September of 2010 and served for five years and witnessed the grace of God through the ministry growth and successes.

In August of 2015, Rev. Stoney received the pastoral appointment to serve Greater Howard Chapel AME Church in the Mt. Pleasant District where they are loving on purpose, serving with excellence, and living in abundance. Rev. Leondra Stoney proclaims the Word of God in a practical way, desiring that all will embrace a healthy and abundant relationship with our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.

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Registration includes lunch and conference materials. Registration is NON REFUNDABLE!

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Free Workshops
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If you have a business and would like to be one of our proud sponsors, please contact us at  Proceeds from the conference will benefit: Florence Crittenton, Carolina Youth Development, and My Sisters House. Your support and contribution will add to the quality of the conference, program agenda, speakers and materials, along with helping to provide FREE attendance to young girls between the ages of 11-17.