I am saddened to hear of the death of The Rt. Rev. Charles Hurt Murphy, III. (Obituary from Christianity Today)
Bishop Chuck entered into his eternal reward this morning. I was blessed to be under his leadership in The Anglican Mission for a time before going on to Pittsburgh with his blessing to serve the Anglican Church in North America in my current role as Canon to the Archbishop and Chief Operating Officer.
Bishop Murphy spoke clearly and often about the importance of the leader’s vision, taking risks for the Gospel and having a bias toward action in an Anglican apostolic movement.
I have fond memories of many a Winter Conference in a hotel ballroom in Birmingham, Jacksonville or Greensboro (a bunch of times!) where he would either say “money is muscle” in his Chairman’s Address or remind the clergy of following the Lord’s leading like “the pillar of smoke by day and the pillar of fire by night” as Moses did.
Bishop Murphy spoke powerfully into my life over many annual presbyters retreats at All Saints Church in Pawleys Island, SC or praying over me at the Power Ministry Service at the annual Winter Conference.
Along with another significant ministry mentor in my life, Archbishop Randy Adler, Bishop Murphy gave me a renewed vision for the three streams of historic Christianity: sacramental, evangelical and charismatic. Three streams flowing into one mighty river.
+Chuck taught powerfully on leadership, stewardship, church planting and worship – “worship is God’s presence, God’s purposes, God’s pardon and God’s power.”
Bishop Chuck, rest in peace and rise in glory.
The Right Rev. Dr. Jon I “Jack” Lumanog is an Anglican Bishop in good standing with the Apostolic Communion of Anglican Churches and the leader of The Anglican Diocese of St. Ignatius Loyola. A pastor and evangelist at heart, Dr. Jack Lumanog has planted, revitalized and pastored churches, traveled internationally to teach pastors and church planters and was a denominational leader for 7 years with executive level oversight for over 1,000 congregations in the United States, Canada and Mexico.