Family Bible Church
Pastor Sam Murphy has been the pastor of Family Bible Church since its foundation 10 years ago. His heart and love for people are evident through his ministry in the church. He has a heart for people with special needs. Not only does he pastor the church, he works as an independent service coordinator at a local agency.
God laid it on his heart to pursue full-time ministry while he was still in high school. He received his Bachelors of Arts in Education and Counseling and went on to get his Master’s degree in Spiritual Formation from Moody Bible Institute. He met his wife Kelly while in college. They have been married for 15 years. Pastor Sam’s messages display his love for teaching and challenging his congregation. He continues to push the church to be a light to the community.
Pastor Sam recently started his Doctoral program at Grace Theological Seminary.
Lauren Schmidt has been attending Family Bible Church since its foundation 10 years ago. She received her Bachelors of Science in Religion, along with her Masters of Arts in Human Services - Counseling, from Liberty University. Not only does Lauren work at the church, she currently is an Office Administrator at Moody Bible Institute in Chicago. It was suggested to Lauren to go into ministry full-time and let God tell her "no" if He had another plan for her life.
She has served on Staff as the Director of Ministry since 2016. She coordinates the different ministries we offer. Lauren is always available to assist where needed. She plays an active roll within the church, but also in the community. She serves as the Co-Caption of Family Bible Church's Relay for Life team, along with Pastor Sam.
Her heart for ministry and people is evident through her years of service .