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William Murphy III

Worshiper | Singer | Songwriter | RCA Inspiration

Pastor William H. Murphy, III was born and raised in Detroit, Michigan, the city known as Motown. Most gospel music fans know the smash hit “Praise Is What I Do”—the title track from Shekinah Glory Ministries’ 2002 gold-selling album—much better than they do the name of its writer, William Murphy, III.

Pastor William H. Murphy, III, comes from a lineage of preachers, affectionately known as the Murphy Dynasty. The Dynasty began with his grandfather, the elder statesman, Dr. William H. Murphy, Sr. who has pastored in Detroit for over 50 years now. The anointing flowed to his father, Bishop William H. Murphy, Jr. who has pastored in Pontiac, MI, for 20 years. There seemed be to no escaping the anointing to declare The Word of the Lord and to lead God’s People.

After the great success of “Praise Is What I Do”, William’s own label released his debut album, The Sound, the world was able to now hear the amazing voice and deeply moving songs of a young man who already is one of the brightest lights in the firmament of contemporary praise & worship music.  Murphy’s latest album “Demonstrate” was released June 24, 2016 by RCA Inspiration, which will be his fifth album. William Murphy recorded DEMONSTRATE at The Church at Chapel Hill in Douglasville, GA in front of a live audience and gets the crowd moving with the opening track “Alive.”  The whole album is a demonstration of the outstanding songwriting and vocals Murphy is known for, with the poignant messages of faith that he brings forth to fans, and also features appearances from Bishop James Morton, Tasha Cobbs, and Nicole Binion. The album features songs that will touch the hearts of its listeners and resonate in providing strength to its listeners.

Fans can order the album via iTunes or your preferred vendor for purchasing music. Murphy has also released a book “Praying Through It: 365 Days Worth of Prayers That Make Praying Easy” which is available via Amazon or your preferred source for books and media.

William Murphy III is married to Danielle Murphy and they are the proud parents of four children. In January 2006, he and his wife, Pastor Danielle launched the dReam Center Church of Atlanta. The dReam Center Church of Atlanta is alive in the earth teaching men to cultivate, strengthen and build their personal relationships with Jesus, their wives, their children, their families and their communities thru prayer, worship, family, evangelism, education, wealth development and social action.

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Enjoy worshipping to “Everlasting God” from Murphy’s latest album “Demonstrate”.