Pastor Bill Murphy and his wife Doris were married in 1973. They are both graduates of Crown College near Minneapolis, Minnesota. Bill grew up in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and his sister and brother still live in that area. Doris grew up in western Montana. Her parents retired to Dallas in 1989 and her two brothers and sister live in Washington and Oregon.
Pastor Bill completed his graduate studies at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School in Deerfield, Illinois. They served in pastoral ministry for 40 years with the Christian & Missionary Alliance at four different churches in Western Pennsylvania. In January 2018 Bill became the Interim Senior Pastor at Evangelical Bible Church in Dallas. Bill and Doris have two daughters, Mindy and Marie, one son, Mark, and three grandchildren.
Pastor Ben was born in Portland and has lived in several different towns and cities throughout the state of Oregon, including Lakeview, Bend, and Culver. After graduating from Bend Senior High School, he attended Multnomah University where he received his Bachelors in Bible/Theology and Pastoral Ministry while serving at Central Bible Church for 4 years. More importantly, Ben also met his beautiful bride, Leanne, at Multnomah and were married at EBC (Leanne’s home church) on September 13, 2014. After Multnomah, Ben and Leanne enjoyed serving 4.5 years at University Park Baptist Church in Portland and welcoming their daughter Kaylin into their family. They have now been serving at EBC since October, 2017.