Tony Cummings reports on award-winning gospel artist WILLIAM MURPHY’s latest recording initiative
Yesterday William Murphy recorded a new live album at the church he leads, the Atlanta dReam Center in Decatur, Georgia. This is a follow-up to her 2006 Grammy nominated track “Demonstrate”. The bishop singer, worship leader and songwriter behind gospel hits such as “Praise Is What I Do” and “Everlasting God” is excited about what will be his sixth album.
He said, “I call the record ‘Bridges’ because that’s what each of these songs will be! A ‘bridge’ is a structure carrying a path or a road, over a depression or an obstacle. to be the same after hearing the Word that is anchored in each of these moments that we have captured LIVE. His glory is going to settle here, and because his love never fails, it will make you know him as the rock, the chain breaker, and enjoy happiness like you’ve never experienced! ”
William Henry Murphy III was born August 2, 1973 in Detroit, Michigan. His father and grandfather were both pastors / bishops. He moved to Atlanta, Georgia in 2001, with his wife Danielle and two children, to serve as a minister of worship at New Birth Church. He then founded the dReam Center Church in Atlanta in 2006, where Tasha Cobbs was for several years on the pastoral team (and in fact Kenneth and Tasha Cobbs Leonard are the producers of ‘Bridges’). William’s wife, Danielle, is also a pastor at the church.
Murphy’s musical career began with the release of “All Day” in August 2005 on Epic Records. This peaked at number 22 on the Billboard Top Gospel Albums chart, his second âThe Soundâ on Central South Records in 2007, peaking at number 23 on the same chart. William’s third album, “We Are One,” reached number 16 while his fourth “God Chasers” reached number three on Billboard’s Gospel Albums chart and number 90 on the Consumer Albums charts. It was âDemonstrateâ of 2016 with two hit singles âArise (You Are God)â and âEverlasting God (featuring Bishop James Morton)â that earned him a Grammy nomination.
In 2014, Murphy was asked in an interview with Christopher Heron if he was comfortable being a pastor, worship leader, and gospel singer. Murphy replied, “I’m absolutely comfortable. The song I wrote a few years ago says” I was created just to give you all the glory / I was created just to worship you. and worship you / That’s why I’m here. “My mom I was 15 when I was born. My dad 17. They never married. If you look at it in a natural sense, people would say that I was an accident, I was a mistake, I was nonsense. But man, I’m supposed to be here, and that’s what I’m supposed to do. I’m absolutely comfortable in my own skin . I love being the pastor of the dReam Center church in Atlanta. It is the largest group of people in the world. What God is going to do through the dReam Center partners is going to change the world . I am delighted to be part of the leadership of this group of people who will glorify God on earth and not just in the church. I am comfortable with that. ”
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