Brother Allan Murphy
Brother Allan Murphy grew up in Greenville, Alabama. He came to know the Lord at the age of 17 and immediately began his preaching ministry. He attended Samford University in Birmingham, AL, where he met and fell in love with Mary Love, marrying her just after he graduated magna cum laude in 1973. While in college, Allan served at Shady Grove Baptist in Selma, AL, Bethel Baptist in Georgiana, AL, and Sardis Baptist in Greenville, Al. He completed his Master of Divinity degree in 1977 at Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, KY, where he served on staff at Lynden Baptist Church, before returning to Birmingham to serve on staff at Philadelphia Baptist Church in Cahaba Heights. In 1986, Allan answered the call to serve as a foreign missionary. In 1995, Pastor Allan Murphy moved his family back to Alabama to serve as the first full-time pastor of the newly formed North Shelby Baptist Church. Allan Murphy served the Lord for 23 years at North Shelby Baptist Church until his retirement from full time ministry in 2018. From holding an umbrella to escort people in on rainy days, to attending births and weddings and funerals, and to his time in the pulpit, Brother Allan’s service at North Shelby Baptist Church both glorified, and honored the Lord Jesus Christ in all ways. With Brother Allan as the helm, NSBC went from a storefront to the multi building campus and beautiful grounds where we seek to share the Gospel. On June 13th, 2020 Brother Allan unexpectedly but peacefully entered his eternal home. He will be greatly missed by all of those at North Shelby Baptist Church.