Pastor Murphy was born and raised in Baton Rouge. He and his wife, Paula, began their ministry in 1984, as full time evangelists for 3 1/2 years, ministering in 26 states. In 1987, they started a new church plant in Youngstown, Ohio, and ministered there for 6 years. In 1993, they came back to Louisiana to a small congregation of 12 people in the city of Baker...Grace Church. After outgrowing the property and facilities, Grace Church was blessed to move to a beautiful facility in the city of Central in 2009.
Dave has a passion for people and a heart for the Kingdom. He has been actively involved in ministry since 1994. Dave received a call to the ministry at just 17 years of age while attending Grace Church and was mentored by Pastor Murphy. He has ministered as Youth Leader, Bible Quiz coach, Home Fellowship Group Facilitator, and Sunday School Teacher. He and his wife, Farrah, served as Associate Missionaries to Northern Ireland in 2008.