William Murphy III
The man. The Music. The Ministry.
He’s known for being an international recording artist with hits such as “Praise Is What I Do,” “It’s Working,” and “Everlasting God,” William Murphy is also a servant of God, husband, father, and pastor of The dReam Center Church of Atlanta. Hailing from Detroit, Michigan, the GRAMMY® and Dove Award nominee, and Stellar Award winner is one-third of a lineage of pastors, affectionately known as the Murphy Dynasty, with his grandfather, Dr. William H. Murphy, Sr. and his father, Bishop William H. Murphy, Jr. Both preceding him with more than 70 years of pastoring combined.
In 2000, William Murphy became a staple in the gospel industry amid the success of “Praise Is What I Do” with Shekinah Glory Ministry. The single peaked the top ten Billboard’s Top Gospel Albums chart. The following year, William Murphy and his wife, Danielle Murphy, took on a new journey and relocated to Atlanta, Georgia. There, William Murphy served as the worship minister of the renowned New Birth Missionary Baptist Church while preaching the gospel and ministering in song around the world.
He also recorded his album All Day, which was re-released by Sony in 2005. That project reached #22 on the Billboard Top Gospel Albums chart. It was only the beginning for Murphy as each of his solo albums thereafter successfully charted on the Billboards. His God Chaser project, released in 2013, notably peaked at #3 on Billboard’s Gospel chart and #90 on Billboard’s Top 200. God Chaser also earned Murphy his first Grammy nod.
While Murphy’s musical career was at an all-time high, he and Danielle answered the call to pastor in 2006 and launched The dReam Center Church of Atlanta. Murphy also serves as the presiding Bishop of Worship in the Full Gospel Baptist Church Fellowship International Ministries under co-founder Bishop Paul S. Morton. Through his pastoral leadership and timeless music, he has guided millions to Christ.
His latest project “Settle Here” (RCA Inspiration), marked his sixth solo project and was released on March 15th, 2019. The ten-song collection, produced by Kenneth and Tasha Cobbs Leonard, was recorded at The dReam Center Church of Atlanta. The debut single, “Settle Here (Pt. 1)” peaked at #1 on Billboard’s Gospel Digital Song Sales chart. The album also touts hits like “The Rock,” “Worship Forever,” a remake of Zach Williams’ “Chain Breaker” and “Face to Face.”
Murphy continues to pioneer a unique sound in Gospel and the faith-based community as a whole, bringing together denominations, churches, generations, and cultures as he shares Christ’s message with all.